A Distant Neighborhood, Vol. 2
Publication Date: September 2009
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b]You can go back ... but should you? /b] Who hasn't thought about reliving their past, correcting perceived mistakes, changing crucial decisions? Would it better your life? Or would your altered actions prove more harmful? In the first volume, one man was given the chance to find out when 48 year old business man Hiroshi Nakahara was suddenly catapulted back to his life as a 14 year-old but with all his adult faculties intact But what will reliving his past change? As he readjusts to high school life again he is reminded that the fateful day his father disappeared for good is rapidly approaching. Surely this time, knowing it was going to happen, he would be able to prevent it. This closing volume will show you what you can change Master manga-ka Taniguchi at his most powerful with the art individually reversed to western style by craftsman Fr?d?ric Boilet.Also available: A Distant Neighborhood: Volume 1:9788492444281.
About the AuthorJiro Taniguchi was born 1947 in Tottori, Japan. He trained in the 60's and debuted in 1971 in 'Young Comic'. During the 70's he worked with author Natsuo Sekikawa before launching into their massive work 'The times of Botchan' in the 80's. The 90's saw many solo works including the prize winning 'A Distant Neighborhood'. The new millenium saw Taniguchi's epic adaptation of Baku Yumemakura's novel 'The Summit of the Gods' into a 1500 page manga. He continues to live and work in Japan.
[b]Fr d ric Boilet[/b] was born in 1960 in France. He debuted in 1983 and a decade later won the first yearly Kodansha Morning Manga Fellowship whence he moved to Japan where he still lives and works. [b]Kan Takahama[/b] was born in 1977 in Amakusa, Japan. Her debut story in 2000 was a prized entry in the famed underground magazine [i]Garo[/i]. She lives with her husband in Japan.