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Mangaka of the Month – Takaya Natsuki (高屋 奈月)


Takaya Natsuki

(高屋 奈月)

-July

Pen name: Takaya Natsuki

Real name: Hatake Naka

Date of Birth: July 07, 1973

Home-town: Shizuoka, Japan

Horoscope: Cancer

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Mangaka of the Month – Kure Yuki

Kure Yuki 

(呉由姫)

-April-

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Name: Kure Yuki

Date of Birth: December 4th

Hometown: Chiba Prefecture, Japan


Yuki Kure made her debut in 2000, with the story Chijo yori Eien ni (Forever from the Earth), published in monthly LaLa magazine. She was born on December 4th, and is from Chiba prefecture. La Corda d’ Oro is her first manga series published. Her hobby is watching soccer games and collecting small goodies (fancy goods).

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Mangaka of the Month ~ CLAMP

CLAMP

Current members:

Nanase Ohkawa

Place & Date of Birth: May 2, 1967. Osaka, Japan.

Writing scripts, designing graphic novel covers, planning and sales

Tsubaki Nekoi

Place & Date of Birth:January 21, 1969. Kyoto, Japan

Drawing super deformed characters, assists in character design, applying screentones, correcting manga illustrations

Satsuki Igarashi

Place & Date of Birth: February 8, 1969. Kyoto, Japan

In charge of the design of the tankōbon, assistant to Mokona and Tsubaki Nekoi, production coordination, line artist, character designer

Mokona

Place & Date of Birth: June 16, 1968. Kyoto, Japan

In charge of character design, illustrator, colorist, composition designer

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Mangaka of the Month – Kubo Tite

KUBO TITE

(久保 帯人 KUBO TAITO)

January

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Real Name: Kubo Noriaki (久保 宣章)

Hometown: Fuchu, Aki District, Hiroshima

Date of Birth: 26 June 1977

Kubo Tite’s most significant work to date would happen to be one of the most popular manga of all time –Bleach. His talent was recognised by one of the editors in Shonen Jump when he submitted an entry for one of the magazine’s contests. Although he did not win, the two worked together and he managed to produce three one-shots. His first serialisation was Zombiepowder in 1999, which ended in 2000 with 4 volumes. His next work is also his current one – the ever famous Bleach that has run in the Weekly Shounen Jump since August 2001 with over 430 chapters.

Some of his greatest influences include Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki and Saint Seiya by Masami Kurumada.

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Mangaka of the Month~ Arakawa Hiromu

Arakawa Hiromu
(荒川 弘 Arakawa Hiromu)

(December)

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Place & Date of Birth: May 8, 1973, Hokkaidō, Japan.

Gender: Female

Blood type: A

Horoscope: Taurus

Hiromu Arakawa is a Japanese manga artist from Hokkaidō. Arakawa’s career started with a work titled STRAY DOG, but she is best known for creating the Fullmetal Alchemist which became a hit both domestically and internationally, and was later adapted into two television anime series. She often portrays herself as a bespectacled cow as she was born and raised in a dairy farm with three older sisters and a younger brother. Arakawa started out as Etō Hiroyuki’s assistant writer for Mahōjin Guru Guru and a friend of Shakugan no Shana author Yashichiro Takahashi. Continue reading

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Mangaka of the Month~ Hatori Bisco

Bisco Hatori

(葉鳥ビスコ Hatori Bisuko)

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(Bisco Hatori is a pseudonym)

Place & Date of Birth: August 30, 1975, Saitama, Japan.

Gender: Female

Blood type: AB

Horoscope: Virgo

Bisco Hatori’s website

Bio: Bisco Hatori made her manga debut with Isshun kan no Romance (A Moment of Romance) in LaLa DX magazine. The comedy Ouran High School Host Club is her breakout hit. When she’s stuck picking characters’ names, she gets inspired by loud, upbeat music (her radio is set to NACK5 FM). She enjoys reading all kinds of manga, but she‘s especially fond of the sci-fi drama Please Save My Earth and Slam Dunk, a basketball classic. -Shojo Beat

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