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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ghenoh | Sep 12, 12:45 PM
Fucking Chad


Ewmanga | Sep 11, 6:53 AM
Ping pong was a masterpiece and sunny was great


Victor_F | Aug 17, 1:36 PM
Vai na fé.


Sinister_Garbage | Aug 11, 9:30 PM
Very great art and storytelling, Ping Pong was such a good anime and the Blue Spring LA was incredible


HanamichiEduardo | Aug 8, 8:30 AM
Overrated, só faz obra que os personagens parecem que foram atropelados.


aleyas | Jul 27, 10:19 AM
excited for your new movie!


bambi_zoldyck | Jul 23, 4:34 AM
❤❤❤❤


PAOOTAKU | Jul 1, 3:23 PM
SIMPLESMENTE O MELHOR MANGAKA


Matteuscs | May 25, 2:04 PM
brabo


popfood | Apr 10, 6:32 AM
He also made the story for ''blue spring'' and it is such good movie. He really is the best mangaka of all time for me.


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