News Jiro Taniguchi's 1st Sensei no Kaban Chapter Posted
posted on 2008-11-04 14:08 EST
On the same day that it published this year's 22nd issue of Manga Action magazine, the Japanese company Futabasha has posted online the first chapter of the Sensei no Kaban (The Teacher's Briefcase) story from acclaimed manga creator Jiro Taniguchi. Taniguchi is adapting Hiromi Kawakami's award-winning romance novel about a relationship in a high school teacher's later years. Fanfare/Ponent Mon has been or will be publishing several of Taniguchi's manga in English, including Distant Neighbourhood, Quest for the Missing Girl, and The Ice Wanderer. In the past, Viz published Benkei in New York and Hotel Harbour View, and Simon & Schuster released the Icaro collaboration between Moebius and Taniguchi.
Futabasha also posted the first manga installment of Shigeyuki Fukumitsu's Uchi no Tsuma-tte Dō Deshō? four-panel gag manga.
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