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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Goblin | Sep 25, 3:40 PM

JayN_ | Sep 16, 11:01 PM
Absolute genius

LyNChE17 | Aug 12, 9:56 PM
greatest manga artist oat

Kryptoleaf | Jul 25, 9:26 AM
genius madlad

Sinister_Garbage | Jul 19, 8:42 PM
Literal genius

boybandz | Jul 13, 12:53 PM
goat status for sure. so many fantastic works

_Redo_ | Jul 8, 1:18 AM
Ping peak

PAOOTAKU | Jun 29, 12:59 PM

Yukarix | May 29, 2:58 AM
Peak Pong The Animation

Saltzpyre | May 24, 7:48 PM

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