Jiro Taniguchi's The Walking Man Manga Gets Live-Action Series
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
NHK announced on Monday that it is producing a live-action series adaptation of Jiro Taniguchi's The Walking Man (Aruku Hito) manga that will premiere on April 5 on NHK BS4K. Arata Iura (seen below) is starring as the story's unnamed protagonist. One new episode will debut on the first Sunday of every month.
Who takes the time these days to climb a tree in bare feet to rescue a child's toy? To stop and observe the birds? To play in the puddles after a storm? To go down to the sea to put a shell back? The Walking Man does as he strolls at random through urban Japan - often silent, often alone - with his vivid dreams that let time stand still.
Aside from The Walking Man, Ponent Mon and Fanfare previously published Taniguchi's The Summit of the Gods, A Zoo in Winter, A Distant Neighborhood, The Ice Wanderer, The Times of Botchan, The Guardians of the Louvre, Furari, Venice and Quest for the Missing Girl.
Source: Comic Natalie