Fukumoto, Nobuyuki

Fukumoto, Nobuyuki

Given name: 伸行
Family name: 福本
Birthday: Dec 10, 1958
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Zodiac: Sagittarius
Birth Place: Kanagawa, Japan

Nobuyuki Fukumoto is a Japanese manga artist well known throughout Far East for his unique original gambling ideas, deep psychological analysis of characters and distinct artstyle. Yakuza and gambling are recurring themes in his manga.

In English language countries, he is most famous as the author of Akagi, a mahjong-related manga. In 1998, he won the Kodansha Manga Award for Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji. An onomatopoeia "zawa" (ざわ‥), meaning uneasy atmosphere, appears frequently in his comics and is considered Fukumoto's trademark.

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Manga Author of Kaiji Promotes Anti-phishing Scam Campaign as a One-day Police Chief

According to Sankei News, mangaka Fukumoto Nobuyuki served as a one-day police chief at Zushi City police department. He distributed handouts of Kaiji to promote the...read more

Special Mahjong Tournament For the Memorial Service of Akagi Shigeru

On September 27th, Fukumoto Nobuyuki and Kindai Mahjong magazine will hold a memorial service on the tenth anniversary of Akagi Shigeru's death in the manga &qu...read more