The Adventures of Yutaro

May 4, 2008















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Based on a true story but names have been changed to protect the innocent. The killer was never convicted. On a side note, he was largely credited with founding the art of sushi-making in Japan.

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37 Responses to “The Adventures of Yutaro”

  1. Sam Lay Says:

    Your stories gets better and better! Love the art, love the pace of the story, love the feel of the japanese setting. Clever ending, one of your best endings to date.

    I am just looking forward for you to publish the book!


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  3. Hellen Lie Says:

    That’s a terribly-fishy ending! But I forgive u anyway because I love sushi haha! Great twist and love the textures

  4. ben Says:

    lol… farnie :) great illustrations. looking forward to the next one!


  5. It seems a lot like Tim Burton’s “The melancholy death of oyster boy”

  6. roger Says:

    Very creative! I wonder how it will look if it gets adapted into a short 3d animated project? Hmmmm…. looking forward
    to more adult oriented stuffs from you!


  7. [...] Tags: adventures of yutaro, art, folktale, japanese — magnificentmenagerie @ 3:31 pm The Adventures of Yutaro. A beautiful and funny modern japanese folktale in 15 images and 14 [...]

  8. Adriana Says:

    I wasn’t expecting to see a plate of sushi. Hahaha.


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  10. mindflyer Says:

    This is very good! Love the story and all the artwork from your stories. Very well executed. Respect!!

  11. AlasMyDear Says:

    way too cool! always look forward to your little featured. excellent artwork, neat graphics and…neat story line! waahahahah!

  12. Leon Says:

    Sound like a japanese folktale,
    Look like a japanese folktale,
    but it is not a japanese folktale.
    If minus the rubber and taxi it will be more like one. LOL Impressive nonetheless. Thumbs up!

  13. mark Says:

    Hey Josef,
    Great work man! Feb 14 is still my favorite among your stories here, but this is very funny and the art is excellent as always. awesome job! Write more, draw more!
    cheers,
    -mark

  14. Coel Says:

    facinating stuffs and imagination!
    I personally love the frame where the
    Koi took a taxi passing Mount Fuji.

    Carp in Cab..

  15. Darklancer Says:

    easy understand + subconciously retold story (familiarity adaption) + japan culture (trend)
    起丞转和分明

  16. jem Says:

    love it. reminds me of tim burton poetry


  17. [...] 3rd story, only recently released is titled ‘The Adventures of Yutaro’, a modern and strange Japanese folktale about a half-fish, half-human boy named [...]

  18. Quen Says:

    Hey Josef,

    I think the artwork’s great. It definitely has the feel of ‘The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy’ – darkly perverse, yet light and somewhat silly – but using Asian motifs and minus the rhymes. I was kind of hoping for a darker, more gory ending though…would make great artwork that!


  19. [...] a very great modern tales for adults, great story and great design. Well, Read the others too; The Adventures of Yutaro, Feb [...]

  20. mik Says:

    absolutely delicious, both art and storytelling.
    rock on!

  21. sapteka Says:

    I hope the King will decide himself to be a vegetarian.

  22. kunal Says:

    Hey Josef! You are a genius!
    I think I have seen your work for a year or two, but that’s enough time to come to this conclusion. Loved both the story and the artworks…. fantastic stuff!


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  25. palma tayona Says:

    I will never look at sushi the same way again. I love this work. bravo!

  26. creatist Says:

    gorgeous illustrations.. but sad story :(


  27. [...] The Aventures of Yutaro – um pequeno drama familiar que se desenrola no Japão e que nos ensina, entre outras coisas, a não atirar preservativos ao mar ou para a sanita. [...]

  28. Marinkina Says:

    1 п. “Не имей сто друзей, а имей сто шекелей” тоже хорошо рифмуется :)
    8 п. Ты никогда не потеряешь работу. Когда закончатся фотографии можно размещать рисунки (да хоть бы и конкурс объявить на лучший рисунок Одри (-:), аппликации и фотографии поделок из пластилина…
    9 п. Сто пудов ! :)

  29. Cederash Says:

    Как хорошо что удалось отыскать такой замечательный блог, и тем более отлично, что есть такие автора толковые!

  30. Ferinannnd Says:

    Очень хороший пост! Спасибо за проделанную работу!

  31. Avertedd Says:

    Здравствуй! Спасибо за подаренные хорошие эмоции…


  32. Как по мне – тема раскрыта четко, спасибо за пост!


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