Manga Review: The Walking Man / by Jiro Taniguchi

The Walking ManThe Walking Man

by Jirō Taniguchi

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The walking man encourages you to forget the pressures of life and enjoy every step of the journey; to appreciate every experience and meeting. This is less a story and more an expression of feelings told through beautifully rendered, compact illustrations. And, can we just appreciate Taniguchi’s mastery over screen tones…. this is how it should be done!

The only issues I had are with the publication: flipped pages were entirely unnecessary; and it would have been wonderful seeing some of the watercolour spreads printed in colour. Disappointing, but hardly deal breakers.

I have never felt more calm while reading a manga. I loved this. I would recommend reading this outdoors on a comfortably warm Summer evening as far from city noises as possible.

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