Thursday, December 13, 2007

Manga to Help Find Real-Life Killer

Above: Kyoto Seika University manga students in a photo from the KSU Web site.

Kyoto Seika University has a Manga Department, where students learn how to create manga.

KSU had a tragedy in January: one of its students, Daisaku Chiba, was knifed. The Tokyo police have not caught the suspect.

The faculty and students have gotten together and created a 20 page manga book about the boy, his life, and what happened on January 15, 2007, in the hopes of finding the person or persons who stabbed Daisaku Chiba ten times.

Above: the 20 page pamphlet. A thousand copies will be distributed around railway stations in Kyoto and other places.

Some interior detail.

“Chiba-kun met us through manga. Wouldn’t it give us some comfort if we could help arrest the killer with the power of manga?”
Anime News Network has the story.

A big hat tip to Dirk Deppey at Journalista! for the heads up on this.

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