Matsumoto, Taiyou

Matsumoto, Taiyou

Given name: 大洋
Family name: 松本
Birthday: Oct 25, 1967
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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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Sunroge | Sep 12, 3:32 AM
amazing artist


Pernodi | Aug 28, 4:44 AM
Despite having so many consistenly great manga, he's often overlooked. This mangaka needs more attention!


ItachiDxD | Aug 28, 1:15 AM
An excellent mangaka with phenomenal artwork and panelling, here's my ranking of his mangas :
1) Ping Pong
2) Takemituzamurai
3) Sunny
4) No.5
5) Tekkon Kinkreet
6) Hanaotoko
7) Louvre no Neko
8) Zero
9) Gogo Monster
10) Aoi Haru
11) Hana
12) Nihon no Kyoudai


iggykimi | Jun 13, 10:17 AM
One of the best mangaka out there


fedevico | May 30, 4:02 PM
@NeoTokyo404 last year he started Tokyo Higoro, and this year Mukashi no Hanashi, but he's only doing the art, the author is Eifuku Issei, the same as Takemitsuzamurai


NeoTokyo404 | May 28, 11:28 AM
What has he been doing since Cats of the Louvre (2016)?


Drumbottle | May 22, 7:38 AM
POLARIZER


Iune | May 16, 5:39 AM
Takemitsuzamurai is the worst looking manga I've ever seen.


AmericanDream | Apr 11, 12:44 AM
cool guy


Touka | Mar 23, 10:45 AM


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