Male Literary Figures Turned Into Manga Characters

posted on 2011-07-11 10:15 EDT by Egan Loo
Amatsuki's Takayama, others turn Sade, Kafka, Tolstoy, Brothers Grimm into bishōnen

The Japanese publisher Ichijinsha will release Bungaku Danshi (Male Literary Figures), a book that profiles major literary figures and turns them into bishōnen or ikemen (handsome males), on Tuesday. The book is the latest in the series that already covered male philosophical figures and male art figures in history. Shinobu Takayama, the manga creator best known for Amatsuki, illustrates the cover.

The figures profiled include a whip-wielding Marquis de Sade (Justine), Franz Kafka (The Metamorphosis), Hans Christian Andersen (The Little Mermaid), Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy (War and Peace), poet Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud, Junichirō Tanizaki (The Makioka Sisters), Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote), the Brothers Grimm (Grimm's Fairy Tales), and poet Charles Pierre Baudelaire.

The website Comic Natalie posted a selection of images from the book.

Source: Comic Natalie

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