Fun with Rumiko

Takahashi's own manga diary

Kemo*kobiru no nikki

Starring...
Rumiko Takahashi
Manga Buddha
Kuniko Saito
Assistant
(genki na)
Makiko Nakano
Assistant
(majime na)
Editor, O-shima
(just a psudonym)
Editor, Arito
(the new guy)

Appearing in Shonen Sunday Graphic magazine during the 80's, Takahashi's own journal Kemo*kobiru no nikki puts a humorous spin on the real events from Takahashi's life. She's joined by her two live-in assistants, Kuniko and Makiko along with her editors, coleagues and other people that come in and out of her life. For fans of her work, or those interested in what it's like to be a manga artist, these comics provide a fascinating and funny look into the life of a manga-ka. This may be the first time these comics have been made available to the public. To all you takaholics this is for you.

Issues #2 , #4, #5, #9 and #11 have been translated. Note these manga are in the Japanese sense (read from right to left).


from issue 2
page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
translated by
Jon Lyons

 

from issue 4
page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
translated by
Harley Acres

from issue 5
page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
page 6
translated by
Harley Acres

 

from issue 8
page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
translated by
Jon Lyons

from issue 9
page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
translated by
Harley Acres
from issue 11
page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
translated by
Jon Lyons

 

Number 10 is on its way as soon as I get a chance to scan and upload it. As for #1, I was never able to find the first issue of SSG so we start at the second one. I may also add the one-shot about Rumiko and her cat. I also have two solo comics featuring Makiko and Kuniko which are pretty funny. They were created in response to the movie Beautiful Dreamer, where they discribe some weird dreams they've had.

If anyone would like to volunteer to do a translated script for one of these, send me an e-mail.

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