Samura, Hiroaki

Samura, Hiroaki

Given name: 広明
Family name: 沙村
Birthday: Feb 17, 1970
Member Favorites: 348
Birth place: Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Zodiac: Aquarius

He has also done various illustrations for magazines and EroGuro work. He has an EroGuro book out that is mostly a compilation of some of the work he has created. His favourite bands are Queen, Black Sabbath and Jittarin Jin.

Art Style:
He has a good understanding of anatomy that allows him to create uniquely expressive poses and angles. His use of accurately detailed shots of hands and feet makes them almost as reflective of character and mood as his faces. Atmospheric backgrounds and landscapes round out the look of the manga, which incorporates many panels done in a finished, shaded pencil style rather than in inked line art. His superb drawing skills are shown to their best advantage in these penciled panels. This applies to most of the manga and artwork he has created. He doesn't seem to use pencils as much as he used to though, preferring a sketchy ink style instead.

Samura says that he always wanted to be a manga artist. However, unlike most mangaka, he attended art school for a time and has a classical art education. He disliked oil painting and prefers to work in black and white. He says that he disliked oil painting from the start because of the smell of the paint and employed someone to help himself cheat to get through the course, which he is quite open about in interviews. He never completed the course because he got picked up by Afternoon before he graduated to do Blade of the Immortal.
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Blade of the Immortal
Salesman, Pinwheel 
Salesman, Pinwheel
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Blade of the Immortal
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Blade of the Immortal
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Blade of the Immortal: Legend of the Sword Demon
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Bradherley no Basha
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Gensou Gynaecocracy
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Halcyon Lunch
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Harukaze no Snegurochka
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Manga of the Dead
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Nami yo Kiitekure
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Sister Generator
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Leonel_24 | Nov 2, 2017 11:29 PM
The Manga "Emerald", where is he?

Tengai | Aug 15, 2017 12:10 PM


discblaze | Jul 28, 2017 4:44 AM

goshdarn | Jun 14, 2017 1:28 PM
Don't be fooled, Bradherley no Basha isn't as horrible as people make it out.

I read it out of morbid curiosity while looking for "fucked up" manga, but it doesn't show the "fucked up" parts (rape/brutality) happening, just the beginning and the aftermath. Yeah rape is horrible, but there's not much shock factor in the manga imo. If anything, it was interesting because it was presented realistically in a historical setting. Not blatant sex/gore just for the sake of it. So unless you're legitimately squeamish, give it a read. It's only 8 chapters.

stray_stoat | Mar 19, 2017 3:32 PM
Hitodenashi no Koi Izumi Komitsukusu

sovaca | Mar 11, 2017 3:12 AM
He also have a one-shot Heroes of the Western World "Emerald"

ashfrliebert | Oct 30, 2016 10:41 PM
this guy can draw

jbm71 | Jul 11, 2016 3:50 PM
Blade of the immortal , Masterpiece.

Nostie | May 21, 2016 12:51 PM
Where is his oneshoot named Brigit's Dinner? I very liked it (at the end I was crying ;n;) and yet I can't add this to my list.

Liquidize | Mar 16, 2016 8:52 PM
"Top notch artist but his ryona fetish is hella weird."
^ Pretty much.
There's a genius in him though.

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