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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edelgord | Jun 4, 2:04 PM
PinhPunk da Animayshunn

Touka | Mar 14, 4:24 PM

Even better when you consider Taiyo Matsumoto worked on it entirely himself, without assistants. It was never serialised in a magazine, either. It's pure, unrestrained Matsumoto. I'd love another direct-to-tankobon release from him. It's one of his most imaginative works and I think the freedom he had with it really allowed him to experiment with some unusual techniques, including the unorthodox pace.

Lao-tzu | Mar 12, 1:37 PM
Go go monster has one of the best endings in any manga and one of the best developments ever its a real study of a certain period of children s lives
gogo monster really makes u appreciate the manga as a medium shows you how superior it is to anime

-HippySnob- | Feb 22, 4:04 PM

Signifie | Jan 20, 6:23 PM

bielgmattos | Nov 26, 2018 8:15 AM
bem merda

imsodrained | Nov 16, 2018 8:17 AM
best art

lizaarD | Oct 27, 2018 11:13 AM

Diangils | Oct 23, 2018 8:02 PM

Georgescu_Eric | Sep 4, 2018 11:24 AM
I cri evritim

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