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Shotaro Ishinomori Enters Guinness Book

by shuchung
Jan 26, 2008 10:25 AM | 8 Comments
Shotaro Ishinomari has been entered into the Guiness Book of World Records. His record is having published the most amount of books in a lifetime.

Source: ComiPress

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Ryushi said:

o/ Epic!


Indeed

Also one thing to note, after his death, it seemed as though Bandai and Toei felt a need to marketing rape just about all of his creations after his death. I mean just about everything had a remake, Jinzou Ningen Kikaida was turned into an anime series with more darker tones (although it was based a little on Ishinomori's Code: 02 Manga), Cyborg 009 Got a remake and a second remake with a darker style. Toei continued the Kamen Rider franchise after Agito to create subsquent series year after year, the notice in style became very apparent and much more Child friendly (In Kuuga every single police officer in Japan was stabbed, thrown off a building, strangled, exploded, etc. I bet kids wanted to be a Police man after watching Kuuga), the more recent series which ended two weeks ago on TV Asahi, Den-O was heavily inspired on the popularity of Lucky Star and Hayate the Combat Butler, infact if there was a live action series in the style of Lucky Star, it would be Den-O. Also, look closely in a few episodes of Hayate and Lucky Star, you'll see quite a few Den-O cameos and parodies. Now Ishinomori would never make something similar to Lucky Star in his life. The current series, Kiva, tires to play off the popularity of currently airing Hellsing OVA, Blood +, and related anime (and a lot of recent Kamen Rider does the same), Ishinomori prefers to think of his own ideas not borrow other themes on whats "in". And in 2005, a "hardcore" remake movie of the original Kamen Rider series (it is a fairly good movie but far different from the original Kamen Rider), the same happened in 2007 with Kamen Rider V3. And more recently, Ishinomori's old creation The Skull Man was remade into a more "hardcore" anime, although it fails at being "dark and cool" like it was marketed because they removed Skull Man's twin barrel shotgun.

tl ; dr Alot of Ishinomori's stuff was remade/extened upon for more cash after he died

Jan 31, 2008 12:02 AM by UltraTien

Ryushi said:

\o/ Epic!


Indeed

Also one thing to note, after his death, it seemed as though Bandai and Toei felt a need to marketing rape just about all of his creations after his death. I mean just about everything had a remake, Jinzou Ningen Kikaida was turned into an anime series with more darker tones (although it was based a little on Ishinomori's Code: 02 Manga), Cyborg 009 Got a remake and a second remake with a darker style. Toei continued the Kamen Rider franchise after Agito to create subsquent series year after year, the notice in style became very apparent and much more Child friendly (In Kuuga every single police officer in Japan was stabbed, thrown off a building, strangled, exploded, etc. I bet kids wanted to be a Police man after watching Kuuga), the more recent series which ended two weeks ago on TV Asahi, Den-O was heavily inspired on the popularity of Lucky Star and Hayate the Combat Butler, infact if there was a live action series in the style of Lucky Star, it would be Den-O. Also, look closely in a few episodes of Hayate and Lucky Star, you'll see quite a few Den-O cameos and parodies. Now Ishinomori would never make something similar to Lucky Star in his life. The current series, Kiva, tires to play off the popularity of currently airing Hellsing OVA, Blood +, and related anime (and a lot of recent Kamen Rider does the same), Ishinomori prefers to think of his own ideas not borrow other themes on whats "in". And in 2005, a "hardcore" remake movie of the original Kamen Rider series (it is a fairly good movie but far different from the original Kamen Rider), the same happened in 2007 with Kamen Rider V3. And more recently, Ishinomori's old creation The Skull Man was remade into a more "hardcore" anime, although it fails at being "dark and cool" like it was marketed because they removed Skull Man's twin barrel shotgun.

Jan 31, 2008 12:02 AM by UltraTien

UltraTien said:
Great director and producer, died before he could direct one of the greatest shows in his many franchises, 1999's Kamen Rider Kuuga (he died in 1997 after he directed Voice Lugger, he planned out Kamen Rider Kuuga and 2001's Kamen Rider Agito before he could direct them). Too bad many of his creations are straying far from what Ishinomori intended them to be like today (i.e. Kamen Rider, namely Den-O)

Also for the less informed, he created many many shows which are considered classics in Japan. Classics like the Kamen Rider series, Jinzou Ningen Kikaida, Himitsu Sentai Goranger and JAKQ Dengekitai (two series which started the Super Sentai franchise which eventually became Power Rangers in the US), Kaikeitsu Zubat, Inazuman, Akumaizer 3, Cyborg 009, and Robot Detective K (Robot Keiji). He also created a Legend of Zelda manga

Wow, impressive dude.

Also he had an afro

\o/ Epic!

Jan 28, 2008 10:48 AM by Ryushi

Hazumu said:
Hoooooo geez, 770 distinct titles? I'll say one thing--whether you love manga or have never heard of it, that's a record worth respecting!

QFT.

Jan 27, 2008 10:41 PM by Niacinamide

Hoooooo geez, 770 distinct titles? I'll say one thing--whether you love manga or have never heard of it, that's a record worth respecting!

Jan 27, 2008 8:17 AM by Gaidai

That's a great accomplishment! I'm a huge fan of Kamen Rider and Super Sentai, and without him, the genre of tokusatsu wouldn't be where it is today.

Congratulations, Ishinomori!

Jan 26, 2008 10:54 PM by CCZilla

Great director and producer, died before he could direct one of the greatest shows in his many franchises, 1999's Kamen Rider Kuuga (he died in 1997 after he directed Voice Lugger, he planned out Kamen Rider Kuuga and 2001's Kamen Rider Agito before he could direct them). Too bad many of his creations are straying far from what Ishinomori intended them to be like today (i.e. Kamen Rider, namely Den-O)

Also for the less informed, he created many many shows which are considered classics in Japan. Classics like the Kamen Rider series, Jinzou Ningen Kikaida, Himitsu Sentai Goranger and JAKQ Dengekitai (two series which started the Super Sentai franchise which eventually became Power Rangers in the US), Kaikeitsu Zubat, Inazuman, Akumaizer 3, Cyborg 009, and Robot Detective K (Robot Keiji). He also created a Legend of Zelda manga

Also he had an afro

Jan 26, 2008 5:10 PM by UltraTien

The source said:
In his career, Ishinomori has published over 770 titles, which amounts to over 500 volumes of manga.


That's quite an achievement =O

Jan 26, 2008 1:05 PM by Xjellocross