Matsumoto, Taiyou

Matsumoto, Taiyou
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Given name: 大洋
Family name: 松本
Birthday: Oct 25, 1967
Website: http://www.shogakukan.c...
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Taiyou Matsumoto is a mangaka from Tokyo. Originally he wanted to become a famous soccer player, but eventually chose an artistic profession instead. He made his debut in Afternoon, Kodansha's monthly seinen manga magazine, but is probably best known for his works with Kodansha's rival publisher Shogakukan. He has received critical praise for his unconventional and often surrealist art style. Ping Pong and Blue Spring have both been adapted into live-action feature films. Furthermore, acclaimed animation studio Studio 4°C adapted Tekkonkinkreet into an animated feature film in 2006 and in 2014 Tatsunoko Production produced an anime adaptation of Ping Pong, which was directed by Masaaki Yuasa.

In 2007 he received an Excellence Award for manga at the Japan Media Arts Festival for the art of Takemitsu Zamurai.

He is the cousin of Santa Inoue, another critically acclaimed mangaka.

His wife Saho Tono is also a mangaka and assists Taiyou with erasing, coloring and occasional editorial guidance.
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Semen-Demon | Apr 28, 3:11 AM
Most of his manga deserves anime adaptation!

Vanessa | Apr 15, 12:36 PM
good guy

stand | Apr 6, 11:45 PM
dat art doe

Lol for some reason I didn't notice that the same dude wrote/was the artist of Tekkon, Takemitsu, Ping Pong, Go Go, Sunny etc. even though it was painfully obvious.

I plan to read all those works.

nitrohawk | Mar 19, 6:15 PM
Sunny is brilliant.

Fanboys | Aug 1, 2015 3:53 PM
ping pong is masterpiece

MatijaxD | Jun 17, 2015 7:55 AM
Really nice guy

ckilacui | May 13, 2015 4:10 PM
baisse les prix enfoiré

Jatz | Apr 23, 2015 10:30 AM
Just finished reading GoGo Monster. His art style is so unique. Love the way he writes his characters too.

Big fan of Ping Pong and Tekkon Kinkreet.

Sad | Apr 10, 2015 9:33 AM
Really knows how to write a coming of age story, terrific talent.

BohemianRhapsody | Apr 3, 2015 6:58 AM
His art is really unique and bizarre. Great mangaka!

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