11 Piki no Neko

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11 Piki no Neko
11 Piki no Neko.jpg
Cover of the first book of the series

  • 11 Piki no Neko
  • 11 Piki no Neko to Ahōdori
  • 11 Piki no Neko to Buta
  • 11 Piki no Neko Fukuro no Naka
  • 11 Piki no Neko to Henna Neko
  • 11 Piki no Neko Doronko

Author Noboru Baba
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Publisher Koguma Publishing
Published 1967—1996

11 Piki no Neko (Japanese: 11ぴきのねこ, lit. "Eleven Cats"[1]) is a series of picture books created by Noboru Baba and published by Koguma Publishing.[1][2]

Books[edit]

The first and eponymous book was published in 1967,[1] and was followed by five others: 11 Piki no Neko to Ahōdori (11ぴきのねことあほうどり) (1972),[3] 11 Piki no Neko to Buta (11ぴきのねことぶた) (1976),[4] 11 Piki no Neko Fukuro no Naka (11ぴきのねこ ふくろのなか) (1982),[5] 11 Piki no Neko to Henna Neko (11ぴきのねことへんなねこ) (1989),[6] and 11 Piki no Neko Doronko (11ぴきのねこ どろんこ) (1996).[7] In the year the last one was published, Koguma released a box set containing the six books.[8]

Additionally, an emaki book, 11 Piki no Neko Marathon Taikai (11ぴきのねこ マラソン大会, 11 Piki no Neko Marason Taikai), was released in 1992 and re-released in 2011;[9][10] a karuta book was released in 1994;[11] and three post card books were released in 1986, 1998, and 2001 by Koguma.[12][13][14]

Reception[edit]

The first book received the Sankei Children's Book Award a year after its release.[15] In 1973 11 Piki no Neko to Ahōdori was awarded the Bungeishunjū Manga Award.[16] In 1985 11 Piki no Neko Marathon Taikai won a special mention at the BolognaRagazzi Awards.[17] The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) requested the Children and Young Adults Section of the Japan Library Association to select ten books "which have been read by many children over many years" in Japan. In 2013, IFLA published a book titled The World Through Picture Books and included the first book from the series as the fourth most important picture book of Japan.[1]

Adaptations[edit]

Group TAC adapted the two first book of the series into anime films: the first was released on July 19, 1980, and the second on August 27, 1986.[18] The first one was directed by Shiro Fujimoto and the second by Tameo Ogawa, while Yoshitake Suzuki wrote the screenplay for both versions.[19][20] Hiromi Go and Tōru Furuya dubbed the main role for the first and the second film respectively.[21][22] Both films were dubbed into German and released by Taurus Video.[23][24]

In 1969 Hisashi Inoue adapted the book into a puppetry show with musical composition by Hiroshi Aoshima that was broadcast by NHK.[25][26] It was made into a stage play and Theatre Echo performed it in 1971 and 1973.[27] Ongaku no Tomo-sha published the play into a "choir version" (合唱版) book in 1985;[28] it was republished in 1998 and 2007.[29][30] In 1989 Komatsuza reenacted the play and it along with Horipro produced a new show in 2012 for Inoue's 77th anniversary.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Everall, Annie; Viviana Quiñones (2013). The World Through Picture Books (PDF). International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. p. 64. ISBN 978-90-77897-61-4. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "11ぴきのねこシリーズ" (in Japanese). Koguma Publishing. Archived from the original on April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "11ぴきのねことあほうどり" (in Japanese). Koguma Publishing. Archived from the original on April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  4. ^ "11ぴきのねことぶた" (in Japanese). Koguma Publishing. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  5. ^ "11ぴきのねこ ふくろのなか" (in Japanese). Koguma Publishing. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  6. ^ "11ぴきのねことへんなねこ" (in Japanese). Koguma Publishing. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  7. ^ "11ぴきのねこ どろんこ" (in Japanese). Koguma Publishing. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  8. ^ "11ぴきのねこ シリーズ6冊セット" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  9. ^ "11ぴきのねこ マラソン大会" (in Japanese). Koguma Publishing. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  10. ^ "大型版 絵巻えほん 11ぴきのねこマラソン大会" (in Japanese). Koguma Publishing. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  11. ^ "11ぴきのねこ かるた" (in Japanese). Koguma Publishing. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  12. ^ "馬場のぼる ねこのせかい" (in Japanese). Koguma Publishing. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  13. ^ "11ぴきのねこと仲間たち ポストカードブック" (in Japanese). Koguma Publishing. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  14. ^ "馬場のぼる ねこのせかい ポストカードブック" (in Japanese). Koguma Publishing. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  15. ^ "産経児童出版文化賞過去の受賞作品" (in Japanese). Sankei Shimbun. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  16. ^ "文藝春秋漫画賞" (in Japanese). Comic Lab. Archived from the original on February 13, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  17. ^ "BolognaRagazzi Award - 1985" (in Italian). Salaborsa. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  18. ^ "::: 映画作品一覧 ::" (in Japanese). Group TAC. Archived from the original on August 13, 2001. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  19. ^ "11ぴきのねこ" (in Japanese). Japan Movie Database. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  20. ^ "11ぴきのねことあほうどり" (in Japanese). Japan Movie Database. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  21. ^ "カートゥーン ネットワーク 6 月のおすすめ番組" (PDF) (in Japanese). Cartoon Network Japan. April 7, 2008. p. 4. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  22. ^ "11ぴきのねことあほうどり" (in Japanese). GamePlaza. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  23. ^ "11 hungrige Katzen" (in German). Die Online-Filmdatenbank. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  24. ^ "11 hungrige Katzen und ein Albatros" (in German). Die Online-Filmdatenbank. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  25. ^ Sakamoto, Mamiko (January 2013). "『11ぴきのネコ』劇中歌と原典の関係―選曲の問題を考えるために―" [The Relationship between Songs within the Play of "Ju-ippiki no Neko" and the Original Book and Script: For the Purpose of Selecting Songs to Perform] (PDF). 富山大学人間発達科学研究実践総合センター紀要 教育実践研究  (in Japanese). University of Toyama (7): 93–102. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 23, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  26. ^ a b "新宿で「十一ぴきのネコ」上演-長塚圭史さんが井上ひさし作品を初演出". Shinjuku Keizai Shimbun. December 17, 2011. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  27. ^ "テアトル・エコー公演140 日本人のへそ". Theatre Echo. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  28. ^ "11ぴきのネコ 合唱版" (in Japanese). Ongaku no Tomo-sha. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  29. ^ "CD付 11ぴきのネコ合唱版" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  30. ^ "11ぴきのネコ 合唱版" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved May 2, 2015.