Inio Asano

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Inio Asano (浅野 いにお Asano Inio?, born September 22, 1980 in Ishioka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese manga author. Asano created the acclaimed manga Solanin, which was released as a feature film in Japan in April 2010, starring Aoi Miyazaki.[1] Known for creating character-driven, realist stories, ranging from slice of life to psychological horror, Asano won first prize in the 2001 GX competition for young manga artists. In 2010, Yomiuri Shimbun described Asano as "one of the voices of his generation."[1]

Works[edit]

  • Futsū no Hi (普通の日?) (2000)
  • Sotsugyōshiki Jigoku (卒業式地獄?) (2000)
  • Uchū kara Konnichi wa (宇宙からコンニチハ?) (April 19, 2001)
  • What a Wonderful World! (素晴らしい世界 Subarashii Sekai?) (January 19, 2002–March 19, 2004)
    • Licensed in North America by Viz Media.[2]
  • Nijigahara Holograph (虹ヶ原ホログラフ Nijigahara Horogurafu?) (November 14, 2003–December 9, 2005)
    • Licensed in North America by Fantagraphics.[3]
  • Hikari no Machi (ひかりのまち?, lit. "City of Lights") (April 19, 2004–January 19, 2005)
  • Sekai no Owari to Yoake Mae (世界の終わりと夜明け前?, lit. "The End of The World and Before Dawn") (June 18, 2005–September 1, 2008)
  • Solanin (ソラニン Soranin?) (June 30, 2005–April 6, 2006)
    • Licensed in North America by Viz Media.[4]
  • Oyasumi Punpun (おやすみプンプン?, lit. "Good Night, Punpun") (March 15, 2007–November 2, 2013)
  • Ozanari Kun (おざなり君?) (May 19, 2008–April 19, 2011)
  • A Girl by Seaside (うみべの女の子 Umibe no Onna no Ko?) (July 7, 2009–January 8, 2013)
  • Ctrl+T Asano Inio Works (Ctrl+T 浅野いにおWORKS Kontorōru Purasu Tī Asano Inio Wākusu?) (March 27, 2010–March 29, 2010)
  • Planet (planet Puranetto?) (July 19, 2010)
  • Toshi no Se (としのせ?) (December 25, 2012)
  • Kinoko Takenoko (きのこたけのこ?) (December 27, 2013)
  • Dead Dead Demons Dededededestruction (デッドデッドデーモンズデデデデデストラクション Deddo Deddo Dēmonzu Dededededesutorakushon?) (April 28, 2014–)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ozaki, Mio (April 16, 2010). "The disaffected world of Inio Asano". Japan: Yomiuri Shimbun. Archived from the original on April 24, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Viz Media to Publish the Poignant New Manga Series What a Wonderful World". Anime News Network. October 6, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Nijigahara Holograph is coming". Fantagraphics. January 17, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Viz to Offer Asano's Solanin, Obata's We Were There". Anime News Network. February 18, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 

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