Furuya, Usamaru

Furuya, Usamaru

Given name: 兎丸
Family name: 古屋
Birthday: Jan 25, 1968
Website: http://usamarus2001.blo...
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Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Current residence: Tokyo, Japan

Furuya Usamaru's path to manga was unusual. He studied sculpture and abstract three-dimensional figures in art school, and afterwards even became involved with butoh dance. For a while he worked as a high school art teacher. He made his debut as a manga artist with the ground-breaking four-panel "gag" strip Palepoli, which was serialized in the legendary avant-garde comics magazine Garo in 1994. Since then he has gone on to publish in major weekly magazines in Japan, such as Young Sunday (where Short Cuts was first serialized). In English, his work has appeared in PULP: The Manga Magazine and Secret Comics Japan.

(Source: "About the Artist" of Short Cuts English Edition)

Twitter: @usamarus2001
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pirate2014 | Aug 10, 9:14 PM
The greatest

Oxigenio | Jul 1, 7:28 AM
Music of Marie and No longer Human <3

UnoPuntoCinco | Jun 19, 9:33 AM
He is one of the best out there.

PunkChinaDoll | Mar 30, 8:24 AM
Ultra Cool

Raging_Berserker | Sep 19, 2016 12:29 PM
Kanojo wo Mamoru 51 no Houhou definitely a classic for me. I'll have to find time and check out his other works.

Quazar | Jul 15, 2016 12:19 PM
Music of Marie was great, can't wait to read his other manga. Wish we had more of these in English and were actually in print. *Cries because I can't have No Longer Human*

vircode | Jun 15, 2016 8:21 PM

dupreeh | Apr 24, 2016 12:41 PM
Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku (The Music of Marie) is probably the best manga that I've ever read in my entire life.

Badass | Apr 9, 2016 11:29 PM
He did a great job made Ningen Shikkaku on modern setting.

Kyoukek | Mar 19, 2016 4:18 PM
I read Ningen Shikkaku and Lychee Light Club not realizing they were by the same person, but still, excellent works regardless.

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