Thursday, April 2, 2009

What the Wife Is Reading

My wife received a new manga via the mail from one of her close friends back in Japan. I'm not sure of the title as I haven't been able to clearify what Mama Ha Ten Parist (which is on the cover) means. It is by the popular manga artist Akiko Higashimura. From what what I've gatherd from the art, the story is a comedy drama about a mother giving birth and taking care of her baby. It's very sentimental and cute. It's too bad I can't find any info in English about it other than that it was on the short list for the Cartoon Grand Prize 2009.

amazon japan link



Arkonbey said...

I'd probably read more manga, but American publishers refuse to reverse them and I get a headache (literally) trying to read them.

Which sucks.

Dean Wormer said...

Cute baby on a throne pic. I'm sure it will be in english eventually.

The Moody Minstrel said...

This is a very famous manga here in Japan. The title word "tenparisuto" (think "tenparist") is a joke take on the Japanese slang term "tenpatte shimau", which means "go crazy with stress". In other words, the title "Mama ha Temparist" could be translated into English as "My Mother Is a Habitual Nervous Wreck".

Just thought I'd give you my take on it! ;-)