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Norah Jones And Manga Are A Good Combination

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For Norah Jones’s latest album, Pick Me Up Off The Floor, the singer has released a manga-version music video of her single “I’m Alive” featuring panels from Rumiko Takahashi’s Maison Ikkoku.

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According to Viz Media, “’I’m Alive’ features Maison Ikkoku’s main character, Kyoko Otonashi, as she shares many similarities with the lyrics, which reflect finding joy in the midst of a pandemic.”

The collaboration works—and well, I think! Jones’s lyrics and singing style really suit the feeling of the manga.

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Maison Ikkoku debuted in 1980, and if you haven’t read it, an English-language collector’s edition was released last month.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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enragedjacquescousteau
enragedjacquescousteau

Everyone should read/watch Maison Ikkoku.  Absolute masterpiece