Matsumoto, Taiyou

Matsumoto, Taiyou

Given name: 大洋
Family name: 松本
Birthday: Oct 25, 1967
Member Favorites: 436
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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Recent News

Huey | Sep 5, 12:07 PM

naruto1900 | Aug 16, 3:34 PM
i love Ping Pong (and this man looks just like Yoshitsune from 20 century boys lol)

UnoPuntoCinco | Aug 1, 11:04 PM
Chiks' daddy

agusthecreator | Jun 25, 12:01 PM
sunny is pure art, a masterpiece!

Nancy-Alice | Jun 15, 12:40 PM
French and japanese influence make great result ^^

AldinhoNippan | May 28, 4:09 PM

CyberZeta | 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.

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