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  • Edo Town Go Club

    From Kidō, November 1975 Edo Town Go Club Written and drawn by Tani Ikuo Working man: Ah! I still didn’t put it down yet! Not yet! Old man: No! You put it down! Working man: Damn it… I was just thinking should I play there or not play there, you know… FX: Rattle (“Jara” is […]

  • Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life

    From Kidō, August 1980 By Aki Ryuzan Monkey see, monkey do “It is most generous for you to have played me.” [Note: the Japanese word used here, “saru-mane,” is a generic term that means blindly doing anything by rote, such as jōseki. The humor here is in taking a figurative phrase and rendering it literally.]

  • Edo Town Go Club

    From Kidō, May 1975 Edo Town Go Club Written and drawn by Tani Ikuo Sounds of laughter: Ha! Ha! Ha! ~Snort!~ Hee! Hee! Hee! Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk! Working man: Huh? Huh? Surrounding thaaat kind of place… My, my, my~ What kind of guy is this~ [In the dialogue balloon the working man speaks in […]

  • Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life

    From Kidō, May 1978 Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life By Aki Ryuzan “By the way, I don’t mean to change the subject, but what was the result? I wonder whose turn it is to play.”

  • Courtesan

    From Kidō, June 1975 Edo Town Go Club Written and drawn by Tani Ikuo Courtesan: Is it you, sir, who have selected me~~~? [The language she uses is the formal and flowery kind common in historical dramas, such as “wachiki” for “me” rather than “watakushi,” “watashi” or even “atashi,” which is a word that women […]

  • Doctor Stop

    From Kidō, November 1978 Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life By Aki Ryuzan Doctor Stop “From here on, if you think too much your head will explode.” [Note: At the time this cartoon was published, there was an enormously popular manga cartoon character called “Dr. Slump.” There is an attempt here to […]

  • Special New Year’s Page

    From Kidō, February 1975 Edo Town Go Club Written and drawn by Tani Ikuo Special New Year’s Page, Part 1 Man: Stupid idiot! You still ain’t ’memberin’?! Still!! I told you there’s a missing cross-stroke, didn’t I?! A cross-stroke!! Son: Ouch! [The child is trying to write: 新春 or “New Spring,” the traditional way that […]

  • Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life

    From Kidō, July 1980 Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life By Aki Ryuzan “It’s your move, I tell you!!”

  • And Now for Something Completely Different

    From Kidō, July 1973 And Now for Something Completely Different Chess Here is a cartoon published in a European magazine. An exact translation would be, “These are enjoyable drinks, aren’t they?” That is the caption, but we do not understand what it means. The above is a translation of the Japanese text accompanying the above […]

  • Edo Town Go Club

    From Kidō, September 1975 Edo Town Go Club Written and drawn by Tani Ikuo Festival participants carrying the mikoshi portable shrine: Wasshoi, wasshoi (Hup, hup, hup) Crowd: Wow! Boorish kid: Oooh! It’s the festival! It’s the festival! Boorish kid: Shoot! (i.e., a similar curse word) It’s the festival! It’s the festival! Boorish kid: Oooh! Here […]

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