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Old Boy Manga's Caribu Marley Inspires Memorial Book

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Publisher Futabasha released a memorial book inspired by manga creator Caribu Marley on Tuesday. Marley was the creator of multiple manga series under numerous aliases but might be best known for writing Old Boy with illustrator Nobuaki Minegishi. Marley passed away last year. He was 70 years old.

The Manga Gensakusha Caribu Marley 1979-2018 "Sōda, Tachi Agare!! GET UP, STAND UP!!" was jointly edited by publishers Futabasha, Shogakukan, Kadokawa, and Nihonbungeisha. It collects testimonials from 60 other manga creators and professionals who worked with Marley. Participants include manga giant Rumiko Takahashi, Naoki Urasawa (Monster, 20th Century Boys), Taiyo Matsumoto (Ping Pong, Sunny), Kaiji Kawaguchi (Zipang!), Harold Sakuishi (Beck), Mariko Nakamura (Gal Boy!), Gonta King (Sōten Kōro), Takashi Imashiro (Hard Core: Heisei Jigoku Brother), Atsushi Kaneko (Bambi and her Pink Gun), Nobuaki Minegishi (Old Boy), Hisashi Eguchi (Perfect Blue), and Akio Tanaka (Meisō-Ō Border).

Marley drew manga under numerous pen names, including Garon Tsuchiya, Hijikata Yūmine, Dark Master, Tsubakiya no Minamoto, and Marginal. Marley is perhaps best known for the manga Old Boy (published under the Garon Tsuchiya pen name) with artist Nobuaki Minegishi, which ran in Futabasha's Manga Action magazine from 1996 to 1998. The manga inspired Park Chan-wook's South Korean live-action adaptation in 2003, as well as Spike Lee's 2013 Hollywood remake.

Under Caribu Marley, he wrote the Ao no Senshi manga with late artist Jiro Taniguchi, and Hard & Loose with illustrator Kaiji Kawaguchi. He also wrote the Hard Core: Heisei Jigoku Brothers manga with illustrator Takashi Imashiro. A live-action film adaptation of Hard Core is slated to open this year by director and producer Takayuki Yamada.

Source: Comic Natalie


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