Tuesday, October 17

Manga on classical music

A manga uniquely created with the help of Japanese classical musicians may strike a chord with manga readers, reports KUMI MATSUMARU.

, the topics and themes taken up by manga are becoming more varied. They range from love, student life and sports – long-popular manga themes – to medicine, cooking and the legal profession. But music, and classical music in particular, has been less often depicted in comics, partly because musical themes were considered too difficult to express in a medium without sound.

Full article is here.

Now I really intrested on how this manga going to tell the story about music without music accompany it. The story is somewhat similar to Hikari no Go, another work that is produced with assistance of professional go players in order to make it more authentic. Hikaru no Go single handedly made Go a hip amongst Japanese youngsters when it became popular so I do wonder if this work will do the same thing.

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