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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 of Fudan University and Master of The Beijing DeTao Masters Academy.
Manga By Ogino
- 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.
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)
- 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.
- "Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art".
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