Shimabukuro, Mitsutoshi

Shimabukuro, Mitsutoshi

Given name: 光年
Family name: 島袋
Birthday: Aug 19, 1975
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Born in Okinawa, Japan.

Mitsutoshi made his debut in 1996 in Weekly Shounen Jump and received a Akatsuka Award for best new humorous manga cartoonist writer for his series Seikimatsu Leader den Takeshi!(1997–2002, 24 volumes), for which he also won the 2001 Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga.

In 2002, Mitsutoshi was arrested and convicted of violating child prostitution laws, including paying a 16-year-old girl ¥80,000 to have sex. As a result of the arrest, Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi! was cancelled by Weekly Shounen Jump, but the sentence was suspended after 2 days and he was free to go.

In 2004, Mitsutoshi returned to manga with a sports/comedy manga, Ring, which continued for 3 volumes (24 chapters) in Super Jump magazine.

Mitsutoshi's next series was Toriko, which was serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump from 2008 to 2016. It was nominated for the 2nd Manga Taisho Award in 2009 but did not win.

(Source: Wikipedia)
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Shanks_Legend | Nov 19, 2016 1:48 AM
Goodbye Toriko

Great Underrated Manga

Thank you Shima

LinkedHero | Nov 3, 2016 4:44 PM
How did he get out of prison

caio_ken | Sep 1, 2016 12:17 AM
Pathetic person, terrible artist

gorilaman | Jun 2, 2016 6:55 PM

Danimax | Jan 30, 2016 6:59 PM
I hope the anime gets a sequel sometimes soon. But this time without shitty animation and fillers, please.

Nozawa | Dec 5, 2015 11:35 AM
The author makes a wonderful wonderful worlds
Manga Toriko how much I love it, one of my favorite

vigorousjammer | Jun 24, 2015 6:23 PM
I think there's a few things to consider about his whole arrest in 2002:

Firstly, he was 27 at the time.

Secondly, seeing as how it was prostitution, I'm wondering if he even realized that the girl was underage. It's very possible she lied about her age.

Thirdly, while there are laws against prostitution, I'm of the opinion that it should be legal, as long as it's consensual and not some kind of human trafficking thing.

Lastly, 16 years old is the age of consent in many places in the world, and a girl would surely go through puberty before that age, becoming (at least physically) a woman. Thus, I find the assertion that he's a "pedophile" to be kind of ridiculous.
Pedophilia is defined by Merriam-Webster as "sexual feelings or activites that involve children."
Thus, pedophilia is very clearly something that involves pre-pubescent boys & girls.
Saying that somebody who has gone through puberty is still a child is incredibly inaccurate if you ask me, so I would not label anybody who is attracted to a post-pubescent person to be a pedophile.

Shanks_Legend | Apr 29, 2015 1:35 PM
I have read many manga and a lot of arcs ..

Festival arc is the best arc I have ever read !

Toriko is a Great manga .

ichii_1 | Feb 25, 2015 11:26 AM
16 in this age is about 25 mentally.
And none is gonna blame that girl for whoring herself out?
She knows what she's doing, she should also have been thrown in jail.
These feminists are ruining this world.

riqueterremoto | Jan 29, 2015 7:46 PM
Finally Toriko sales went up,hope it continues like this.
And 1 more volume to Ring be fully translated.

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