Watch Award-Winning BEASTARS Manga Creator Draw Her Characters
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Paru Itagaki BEASTARS manga has taken home numerous prizes.The series ranked #2 on the 2018 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! list for male readers in 2017, won the New Creator Prize at last year's annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize awards, and was also crowned at the 11th Manga Taisho awards in 2018.
Itagaki flew into Paris for a signing event at Fnac Montparnasse on January 28. The BEASTARS manga is available in French from publisher Ki-oon and the company shared a video of Itagaki drawing the manga's main character Regoshi, a wolf. Based on the video, it looks like Itagaki is left-handed.
The manga creator shared additional pictures and drawings of her time in Paris. In the images she takes on an animal persona of her own, only appearing in a large chicken-head mask.
今週の週チャンはBEASTARSお休みです。ごめん!!!明日からフランスに出張だからです!!行ってきます。 pic.twitter.com/1HmHpTk4Wm— 巴留BEASTARS2/8 (@itaparu99) January 23, 2019
フランス着いたいま17:31— 巴留BEASTARS2/8 (@itaparu99) January 24, 2019
ボンジューグ ボンジューグ pic.twitter.com/cWO7bmbYe6
外国の挨拶に照れて、直視できない私です pic.twitter.com/g7D76zGFjl— 巴留BEASTARS2/8 (@itaparu99) January 26, 2019
Itagaki was a bit embarrassed by how Europeans greeted one another, writing that she couldn't look directly at them during the kissing portion.
衝撃のマイク位置 https://t.co/4VGEEBhIgW— 巴留BEASTARS2/8 (@itaparu99) January 27, 2019
She had to hold the microphone underneath her mask's chin.
BEASTARS takes place in a world of carnivores and herbivores, where there is a lot of hope, love, and anxiety. Regoshi is a wolf who is a member of Cherryton Academy's drama club, and even though he's a wolf, he's very sensitive. The manga follows the adolescent life of Regoshi and many other animals.
Source: Ki-oon Twitter account