Makoto Ogino

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Ogino Makoto (荻野 真?) (born 26 May 1959 in Gifu Prefecture) is a Japanese manga artist. A dropout of Nagoya University, he is famous for his work Kujaku-Oh (Peacock King) 孔雀王. He is Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art[1] of Fudan University and Master of The Beijing DeTao Masters Academy.

Manga By Ogino[edit]

Peacock King, Kujaku-Ou, 孔雀王
Serialized on Weekly Young Jump from 1986-1989, total 17 volumes. Peacock King is Ogino's first manga, and it is considered to be his best work too. Peacock King is written with overwhelming knowledge of mythology and religion from all over the world. Almost every stories has a mythology or religion background. When reading this manga, religion/mythology background is required for full enjoyment of this manga.
The main character Kujaku (孔雀) is a Buddhist monk who specialize in exorcism, devil hunting. He is a member of Ura-Kouya, a secret organization in Japan that specialize in demon hunting.
ALGO!
Serialized on Weekly Young Jump from 1989 -1990, total 3 volumes.

This Manga is set in a cyber computer world, stories are similar to Peacock King.

Kujaku-Ou Taimaseiden 孔雀王-退魔聖伝
Serialized on Weekly Young Jump, 1991-93, total 11 volumes.
This is a sequel of Original Peacock King, Taimaseiden started out just like original Peacock King with some independent demon-hunt stories, but it also eventually became an epic saga. However this manga didn't get a proper ending due to unknown reason. Later this, Ogino published volume 12 in 200? to officially finish this Manga. (Need Verification on this)
Mao 真魚
Serialized on Weekly Young Jump 30, year: Unknown, total 1 volume.
Yasha Garasu 夜叉鴉
Serialized on Weekly Young Jump, from 1993-????, total 10 volumes.
Chairudo 小類人
Serialized on Weekly Young Jump, Year: Unknown, total 7 volumes.
The Gun Spirit 拳銃神
Serialized on Weekly Young Jump, year: Unknown, total 8 volumes.
孔雀王~曲神紀
Year 2006-2010, total 12 volumes
This continues Kujaku's advantures from Taimaseiden. It focus on ancient japan's gods and mythos as it branches from in the middle of Taimaseiden story line.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art". 
  2. ^ 孔雀王の荻野真(孔雀の実家)(孔雀王,曲神紀,怨霊侍,夜叉鴉,拳銃神,おぼこ,小類人,退魔聖伝,アルゴ)