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  • © 2018 Fumiyo Kouno

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KOUNO Fumiyo

Manga published in book form, in magazine [Japan]

A collection of manpu, which are symbols for expressions particular to manga, like water droplets to show sweat or tears, or a lightbulb signifying a new thought. This is (possibly) the world’s first manpu dictionary. Each manpu is explained in text, followed by a comic strip. In the comic strips are animal caricatures of an adorable rabbit family and its neighbor animals drawn in a heartwarming and at times surreal style, looking like famous Chojujinbutsugiga (“Animal-person Caricatures”).

© 2018 Fumiyo Kouno


KOUNO Fumiyo


Born in Hiroshima Prefecture. Manga artist. Major works include In This Corner of the World.

( 2017 )

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