Asano, Inio

Asano, Inio

Given name: いにお
Family name: 浅野
Birthday: Sep 22, 1980
Member Favorites: 1569
Birth place: Ishioka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

Asano Inio is known for his character-driven, realist stories that range from slice of life to psychological horror. In 2001 Asano won the first prize in the GX competition for young manga artists. The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper described Asano as "one of the voices of his generation." In 2010, His manga "Solanin" spawned a live-action film of the same name. Then in the January 2013 issue of BREAK MAX magazine, Asano revealed the desire to undergo sex reassignment surgery and that his next manga may focus on transgender issues.

Twitter: @asano_inio

Note: The author and his publishers have stated that people should be using the he/him pronouns when referring to Asano's gender.
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Haru yo Koi
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Hikari no Machi
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Honobono Fuufu
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Oyasumi Punpun Manga To End This Winter ( 1 2 3 )
55 replies by Haine15 »»
11-06-13, 7:24 AM
Mamimii | 04-17-14, 6:46 PM
new manga announced yesyesyesyes

Rempie | 04-15-14, 5:42 PM
Oyasumi Punpun was a masterpiece. It was down to earth, dark and twisted, by the means of romanticizing the concept of death at the same time show just how pathetic the human race really is. Amazing... simply amazing.

xSaderx | 03-27-14, 7:15 AM


creamypie | 03-10-14, 2:54 PM
Oyasumi Punpun = perfection

Goodnight Punpun ;___;

qariq | 02-26-14, 1:18 PM
I've read a couple of his works and Solanin is my favorite, an awesome mangaka indeed.

skyzblue | 02-24-14, 11:23 AM
This person is my god(dess)

UnoPuntoCinco | 02-14-14, 8:24 PM
I want to thank him for his awesomeness.

_ultima_ | 02-14-14, 6:37 PM
I am curious how an anime adaptation of punpun would work out.

rickylrico | 02-14-14, 9:21 AM
Wow, this guy wanted to get a sex change? .-.
Anyway, I really hope he comes up with a new series soon!
Oyasumi Punpun was a masterpiece!

Colorspace | 02-13-14, 12:32 AM
Solanin may be the best manga in the universe. I loved every single page. ART.

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