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Man of Letters and Associate Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University


Born in 1967. After studying at the Paris Diderot University, Paris 7, he completed the doctoral course of the Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Waseda University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Representation Studies in Art and Culture at Tokyo Metropolitan University. His books include Georges Bataille - Kyogi no Vijon (Georges Bataille - Vision of Sacrifice) [Waseda University Press] and BD Daiku no Geijutsu (Bande Dessinée - Neuvieme Art) [Publisher Michitani]. His translations include Sei naru Inbo (Holy Intrigue) [joint translation, Chikuma Gakugeibunko], Thierry Groensteen's Lignes de vie. Le visage dessinée (Lines of Life: The Drawn Face) [Jinbunshoin], Pascal Rabate's IBICUS [Kokusho Hankokai], Francois Schuiten's La Douce [ShoPro], Sergio Toppi's Scheherezade [ShoPro], Francois Schuiten's and Benoit Peeters' Les Cités Obscures, joint translat ion [ShoPro], Marc-Antoine Mathieu's Dieu en personne [Kawade Shobo Shinsha], Sebastian Rofat's Animation and Propaganda [joint-translation, Hosei University Press] and Thierry Groensteen's and Benoit Peeters' Töpffer - L'invention de la bande dessinée, joint translation [Hosei University Press].

( 2016 )

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