Urasawa, Naoki

Urasawa, Naoki

Given name: 直樹
Family name: 浦沢
Birthday: Jan 2, 1960
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Naoki Urasawa's career as a manga artist spans more than twenty years and has firmly established him as one of the true manga masters of Japan. Born in Tokyo in 1960, Urasawa debuted with BETA! in 1983 and hasn't stopped his impressive output since. Well-versed in a variety of genres, Urasawa's oeuvre encompasses a multitude of different subjects, such as a romantic comedy (Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl), a suspenseful human drama about a former mercenary (Pineapple ARMY; story by Kazuya Kudo), a captivating psychological suspense story (Monster), a sci-fi adventure manga (20th Century Boys), and a modern reinterpretation of the work of the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka (Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka; co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki, supervised by Macoto Tezka, and with the cooperation of Tezuka Productions). Many of his books have spawned popular animated and live-action TV programs and films, and 2008 saw the theatrical release of the first of three live-action Japanese films based on 20th Century Boys.

No stranger to accolades and awards, Urasawa is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award, a two-time recipient of the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize, and has received the Kodansha Manga Award. Similarly, Monster has been nominated twice for the Eisner Award in America. Urasawa has also become involved in the world of academia, and in 2008 accepted a guest teaching post at Nagoya Zokei University, where he teaches courses in, of course, manga.

Twitter: @urasawa_naoki
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TakaN94 | Dec 5, 6:41 PM
Monster, 20th Century Boys, Pluto, Billy Bat <3


JoJoTheBerserker | Nov 27, 11:14 AM
A legend


Big_Dick_Bazuso | Nov 21, 5:22 AM
Legendary


GoddessLove | Nov 5, 9:28 PM
I love your stories especially Monster. It deeply resonates within myself. I relate myself to Wolfgang Grimmer, Eva Heinemann, Johan Liebert and Nina Fortner. The theme of equality, love, hope, resembles how real world works. It seems Urasawa Naoki loves to puzzle out his character very much. Thank you for creating Monster and 20th Century Boys. Kanna Endo and Friend are my favorite character of all time. The twist, turns and mystery are exciting and thrilling to me. Amazing, amusing and masterpiece. :D


AllenVonStein | Oct 31, 9:36 AM
Genius


Snehafication | Sep 27, 1:21 PM
this guy is fcking talented! 20th century boys movies blew my mind... so did monster anime... and then he also sings and plays many instruments... XD damn


terenov | Sep 26, 12:23 PM
OMEGA HYPER great master


cybershrimp | Sep 11, 4:29 AM
king


Gattz | Sep 10, 3:26 PM
I love his works, I just wish his series could get conclusive endings.


cowoknakal | Sep 10, 4:19 AM
thank you for manben <3


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