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.

Notable works[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.
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)