Introducing manga translator Kumar Sivasubramanian

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The Japanese manga in Comix India 01 has been translated by Kumar Sivasubramanian and Chitoku Teshima. Kumar is an accomplished manga translator, having translated over 80 volumes of Japanese manga into English, including big names like Osamu Tezuka (Metropolis, Nextworld, Message to Adolf). Some other well-known authors he has translated are Jiro Taniguchi (A Distant Neighbourhood, Summit of the Gods, A Zoo in Winter, Furari), Hideo Azuma (Disappearance Diary), Tsutomu Nihei (Knights of Sidonia), Hiroaki Samura (Blade of the Immortal), Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi (Old Boy), Kazuo Koike and Ryoichi Ikegami (Crying Freeman). He also translated both volumes of Yukichi Yamamatsu’s Stupid Guy goes to India (Blaft Publications), one of the first Japanese comics to be published by an Indian publisher. He has worked with many top manga publishers and we hope that his association with Comix India will be a long one.

You can read an interview with Kumar HERE, by Sequart.


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