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  • 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.]

  • 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.”

  • 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 […]

  • 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!!”

  • The Meijin’s Art of Lightning Play

    From Kidō, September 1980 Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life By Aki Ryuzan The Meijin’s Art of Lightning Play (So quick the eye cannot see him make the move) <<Click>> [sound of stone hitting the board]

  • Zarugo Meijin Title Match

    From Kidō, April 1979 Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life By Aki Ryuzan Zarugo Meijin Title Match “It’s your move, I tell you!!” This cartoon takes some explaining. “Zarugo” means “bungling go player.” “Zaru” means “bamboo basket.” It comes from olden times when poor people would use woven bowls made of cheap […]

  • Chotto Matte Jinsei

    From Kidō, April 1979 Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life By Aki Ryuzan Reminiscing About a Fight

  • A Change of Pace

    From Kidō, March 1979 Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life By Aki Ryuzan A Change of Pace All the same, in a different sense of the word, this is also using your head, you know…

  • The Wife Takes Center Stage

    From Kidō, October 1977 Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life By Aki Ryuzan The Wife Takes Center Stage After one more move the game was won!!…and then at that point everything was sucked up. Sneaky!! Chotto matte is a very common, everyday expression. In normal situations, it just means “Wait,” i.e., when […]

  • Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life