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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Slyver | Jan 27, 2:15 AM

JayCortiny | Jan 24, 2:32 PM

KyoumaZ | Jan 22, 3:09 PM
Some of the best paneling and beautiful art ever in Zamurai...what are these fags down below even saying

Magnif-Steiner | Dec 17, 2017 6:38 AM
Should've stick to finger painting lel

AndoCommando | Dec 17, 2017 6:36 AM
Your art sucks.

Hodor98 | Sep 9, 2017 10:53 PM
I loved Ping Pong.

NotNano | Aug 26, 2017 3:47 PM

Connor_M | Aug 24, 2017 7:30 PM
Hanaotoko was beautiful, even with the unconventional art.

Shadow_Star_ | Jun 4, 2017 4:59 PM
Great art

PunkChinaDoll | Apr 16, 2017 1:39 PM
Pure heart

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