Lost in the Great North, two men are saved by the appearance of an old hunter who divulges a strange legend to them. Surrounded by wolves and fighting for their survival, two explorers head for Alaska to bury their companion...1920s Japan and a man sets out to find the bear that killed his son...A marine biologist begins a quest to find the mythical whale graveyard. Six shorts with as many stories of men confronted with a savage nature, which is sometimes cruel, sometimes forgiving but always vast. Taniguchi at his award-winning best.
Jiro Taniguchi was born 1947 in Tottori, Japan. He trained in the 60's and debuted in 1971 in 'Young Comic'. During the 70's he worked with author Natsuo Sekikawa before launching into their massive work 'The times of Botchan' in the 80's. The 90's saw many solo works including the prize winning 'A Distant Neighborhood'. The new millenium saw Taniguchi's epic adaptation of Baku Yumemakura's novel 'The Summit of the Gods' into a 1500 page manga. He continues to live and work in Japan.