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Tsumugi Taku 紡木たく

[born: 2 Aug 1964 ; bloodtype: ?]

Debut with "Machi Hito" in 1982 on Bessatsu Margaret. A very popular artist, especially in the mid-eighties.

She's actually an accomplished Artist (with a capital "A"), and has had numerous exhibitions of her work.

As for the charge that her characters seem all the same, well, it's hard to defend her on that score, but I like her anyway. When I studied fiction-writing as an undergrad, my professors always told us to write what we know about. Tsumugi sticks to this rule religiously: she herself was a "Yankee" (a juvenile delinquent) as a teen, so her portrayals of "bad kids" are based very much on her own experiences.

As for her dialogue, it can be quite challenging even for a native speaker of a different generation, or from an area other than that in which a given story is set. Most of her stories are set in the Kanto district, and the kids all speak the latest Tokyo slang. Her current long work, "Mabataki mo Sezu", is set in Hokkaido, if I recall correctly (or am I thinking of Ryo Ikuemi's "POPS", which is also set in Hokkaido?), and is done in the vernacular of trendy Sapporo teens. The dialogue problem is compounded by her stream-of-consciousness style, and the frequent lack of balloons making clear who is saying what. Again, I think this is all part and parcel of her distinctive appeal. {MTH}



Jun
純−JUN−
serialized on Margaret,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9109]
No Synopsis.


Kanashimi no Machi
かなしみのまち
serialized on Margaret,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____]
No Synopsis.


Ano Natsu ga Umi ni iru
serialized on Margaret,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Yasashii Te wo motteru
serialized on Margaret,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Hot Road
4 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____| 04:____]
No Synopsis.


Mabataki mo Sezu
7 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____| 04:____| 05:____| 06:____| 07:____]
No Synopsis.


Tsukue wo Suteeji Ni
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Minna de Sotsugyou wo utaou
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


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