Shizukanaru Don – Yakuza Side Story

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Shizukanaru Don – Yakuza Side Story
Shizukanaru Don.jpg
First volume of Shizukanaru Don - Yakuza Side Story, published by Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha on April 6, 1989.
静かなるドン
(Shizukanaru Don)
Genre Yakuza, Comedy
Manga
Written by Tatsuo Nitta
Published by Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Weekly Manga Sunday
Original run November 15, 1988January 8, 2013
Volumes 108
Original video animation
Directed by Hajime Kamegaki
Written by Kuniaki Ashikawa
Music by Shinji Miyazaki
Studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Released April 12, 1991
Runtime 40 minutes
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Shizukanaru Don – Yakuza Side Story (Japanese: 静かなるドン, Hepburn: Shizukanaru Don, aka. "The Quiet Don") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuo Nitta. It started serialization in Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha's seinen magazine, Weekly Manga Sunday on November 15, 1988.[1] The manga was licensed and published in Taiwan by Da Ran Culture before being transferred to Sun Ho.

The manga was adapted into an original video animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha. Directed by Hajime Kamegaki, it was released in Japan by Toho on April 12, 1991.[2] It was made into a Japanese television drama series in 1994, into films in 2000 and 2009, and into a drama CD in 2010.

Manga[edit]

Shizukanaru Don - Yakuza Side Story was written and illustrated by Tatsuo Nitta. Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha released the first tankōbon volume of the manga on April 6, 1989.[3] The last tankōbon, the 108th volume, was released on June 29, 2013.[4] Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha re-released the manga in 16 bunkobon volumes between July 28, 2005 and June 25, 2006.[5][6] The manga was licensed in Taiwan by Da Ran Culture up to volume 66 before it went bankrupt on March 31, 2003.[7][8] Volumes 67 onwards were licensed by Sun Ho.[9]

Reception[edit]

It has sold over 45 million copies in Japan as of 2016.[10] In 2013, it won the Grand Prize of the 42nd Japan Cartoonists Association Award as the judges declared it was an important manga to support Weekly Manga Sunday and due to its "absurdity and fun."[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nitta, Tatsuo (April 6, 1989). 静かなるドン [Shizukanaru Don - Yakuza Side Story] (in Japanese). 1. Japan: Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha. ISBN 978-4-408-16034-4.
  2. ^ 「静かなるドン」 [Shizukanaru Don] (in Japanese). tms-e.com. Retrieved 2009-04-18.
  3. ^ 静かなるドン(1) [Shizukanaru Don 1] (in Japanese). Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha. Archived from the original on 2003-07-03. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  4. ^ 静かなるドン(108)完結 [Shizukanaru Don 108] (in Japanese). Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha. Retrieved 2014-07-31.
  5. ^ 実業之日本社漫画文庫 静かなるドン(1) [Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha Manga Bunko Shizukanaru Don 1] (in Japanese). Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha. Archived from the original on 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  6. ^ 実業之日本社漫画文庫 静かなるドン(16) [Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha Manga Bunko Shizukanaru Don 16] (in Japanese). Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  7. ^ 大然事件餘波蕩漾 [Da Ran Culture's Incident Continues] (in Chinese). Liberty Times. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  8. ^ 港台漫画出版社列传之——大然篇 [Taiwanese Manga Publishers - Da Ran Culture] (in Chinese). acgtalk.com. September 26, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  9. ^ 內衣教父(91) [Shizukanaru Don 91] (in Chinese). wulalife.com. Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  10. ^ 累計発行部数4,500万部『静かなるドン』が中国でドラマ化/注目トピックス 経済総合 (in Japanese). Reuters. 2016-01-16. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  11. ^ "Shizukanaru Don Wins 42nd Japan Cartoonist Awards". Anime News Network. May 11, 2013. Retrieved July 31, 2014.

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