Harukana Machie: A Distant Neighborhood (Paperback)
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Hiroshi Nakahara is a forty-something salary man returning to Tokyo from an intense business trip when he is catapulted back into his fourteen year-old life and body whilst retaining all the character and experience of the adult. Will he change his past or be forever condemned to relive each painful moment? That fateful day his father disappeared without explanation, the death of his mother... Would he marry his childhood sweetheart and never see his wife and daughters again? Master manga-ka Taniguchi at his most powerful.
About the Author
Jiro Taniguchi was born August 14th, 1947 in Tottori, Japan. He spent five years as assistant to the late mangaka Kyuta Ishikawa in Tôkyô in the 60’s then debuted himself in 1971 in Young Comic. He created many solo works including Aruku Hito (The Walking Man), Harukana Machi E (A Distant Neighborhood), and Sousaku Sha (Quest for the Missing Girl) and an epic adaptation of Baku Yumemakura’s prize winning novel Kamigami No Itadaki (The Summit of the Gods) into a 1500 page manga. All titles published in English by Fanfare/Ponent Mon. He sadly died on February 11th, 2017.
"Jiro Taniguchi's art is never anything short of gorgeous...it becomes the most emotional work by Taniguchi that I've ever read." —Michelle Smith, Manga Recon
"...Taniguchi's careful compositions...achieve a contemplative beauty." —Andrew D Arnold, Time.com
"...Jiro Taniguchi's A Distant Neighborhood...totally blew me away." —Julie Opipari, Manga Maniac Cafe