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Japanese manga legend Jiro Taniguchi dies

The 69-year-old, whose work is hailed for its delicate line drawing and intricately-constructed landscapes, had been seriously ill
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 05:50

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Jiro Taniguchi first shot to fame in Japan at the end of the 1980s with the first volume of The Times Of Botchan, which centres around Natsume Soseki, one of Japan's greatest writers.

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Jiro Taniguchi first shot to fame in Japan at the end of the 1980s with the first volume of The Times Of Botchan, which centres around Natsume Soseki, one of Japan's greatest writers.

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JIRO Taniguchi, a legend in Japan's comic art of manga, died in Tokyo on Saturday at the age of 69, leaving behind an international following for his exquisite line drawing of scenes from everyday life.

The artist's French publisher Casterman announced his death on its

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