Otto Carius
Doromamire no tora
(Tigers Covered With Mud)
Otto Carius by Hayao MIYAZAKI (Manga by)
MIYAZAKI Hayao

A panel-by-panel English translation, with the original Japanese text included
The translation has been supplemented with information from
Otto Carius's book Tigers in the Mud, upon which Miyazaki's manga is based.
The translation is now complete! (3 July 1999)

English translation by Maki KAMIMURA; edited by Tom Wilkes and Marc Gregory

For more information about Otto Carius - Doromamire no tora
and other manga by Miyazaki, please visit Nausicaa.net.


This is an unauthorized fan translation.  The original work is copyright 1998-1999 by Hayao MIYAZAKI, Model Graphix/Dai Nippon Kaiga, and/or other appropriate copyright holders.

The purpose of this translation is primarily as a resource for learning the Japanese language.  Thus, the format of the translation resembles to some extent the format used in the now-defunct magazine Mangajin.  Each line of the manga's text appears here in three forms: the original Japanese kana/kanji script; a Romanized version of the Japanese script; and the English translation.  In order to view the kana/kanji script, your browser must have Japanese font support installed, or you can use Shodouka to view the Japanese text as images.


  Episode 1 (first published in Model Graphix magazine, Vol.169, December 1998, pages 147-152):

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  Episode 2 (first published in Model Graphix magazine, Vol. 170, January 1999, pages 156-160):

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  Episode 3 (first published in Model Graphix magazine, Vol. 171, February 1999, pages 155-160):

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  Episode 4 (first published in Model Graphix magazine, Vol. 172, March 1999, pages 157-160):

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  Episode 5 (first published in Model Graphix magazine, Vol. 173, April 1999, pages 155-160):

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  Episode 6 (first published in Model Graphix magazine, Vol. 174, May 1999, pages 155-160):
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An NJX version of Episode 1 is available, with all six pages collected into a Zip file (426,029 bytes).  This version has nicer formatting than the HTML version (including furigana for the kanji), but requires the NJStar Japanese word processor for viewing.  Note that the NJX version may not contain the latest updates to the English translation.

There is also an NJX version of Episode 2 (Zipped, 17,377 bytes).  The formatting is not as nice as for Episode 1, the English translation is an early draft, and the panel-guide images are not included, but there are furigana for the kanji.


This page was last updated on 3 July 1999;  it has been accessed times since 18 March 1999.

Page design and layout by Marc Gregory; maintained by Tom Wilkes.