Nobuyuki Fukumoto

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Nobuyuki Fukumoto
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Born (1958-12-10) December 10, 1958 (age 55)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Manga artist
Known for Akagi, Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji

Nobuyuki Fukumoto (福本伸行 Fukumoto Nobuyuki?) is a Japanese manga artist well known throughout the Far East for his unique and original gambling ideas, deep psychological analysis of characters and distinct artstyle. Yakuza and gambling are recurring themes in his manga. In English speaking countries, he is known best as the author of Akagi, a mahjong-related manga. In 1998, he won the Kodansha Manga Award for Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji.[1] An onomatopoeia "zawa" (ざわ…), meaning an uneasy atmosphere, appears frequently in his comics and is considered Fukumoto's trademark.

In June 2010, he visited Finland as a guest of honor for Desucon.

Works[edit]

  • "Otoko no Kaze" (Way of a Man, 1977) (男の風)
  • Yoroshiku Junjo Daishou (My Regards, General Junjou, 1980) (よろしく純情大将)
  • Attate Kudakero! (1980) (当たってくだけろ!)
  • Amari-chan (1980) (あまりちゃん)
  • Miagereba Tsuutenkaku (1986) (見上げれば通天閣)
  • Karukaze ni Youkoso (1988-1989) (春風にようこそ)
  • Ten - Tenhōdōri No Kaidanji (1989–2002) (天 - 天和通りの快男児)
  • Atsuize Tenma! (1990) (熱いぜ天馬!)
  • Gin Yanma (1990) (銀ヤンマ)
  • Burai na Kaze Tetsu (1990-1991) (無頼な風 鉄)
  • Akagi (1992–present) (アカギ)
  • Gin to Kin (Silver and Gold, 1992–1996) (銀と金)
  • Atsuize Pen-chan (1995) (熱いぜ辺ちゃん)
  • Shinjitsu no Otoko: Kaian Kichinichi Shintaro (Man of Truth: Kaian Kichini Shintaro, 1996) (真実の男 大安吉日真太郎)
  • Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji (1996–1999) (賭博黙示録 カイジ)
  • RUDE39 (1999) (あくたれ[Rude]39)
  • Hoshi Furu Yoru Ni (The Night the Stars Fall, 1999) (星降る夜に)
  • Buraiden Gai (Outcast Story: Gai, 2000–2001) (無頼伝 涯)
  • Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji (2000–2004) (賭博破戒録 カイジ)[2]
  • Saikyō Densetsu Kurosawa (The Legend of Strongest Man Kurosawa, 2003–2006) (最強伝説黒沢)
  • Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji (2004–2008) (賭博堕天録 カイジ)
  • Wani no Hatsukoi (Wani's First Love, 2009) (ワニの初恋)
  • Tobaku Haōden ZERO (Gambling Emperor Legend Zero, 2007–2009 [Part 1]) (賭博覇王伝零)
  • Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji ~Kazuya-hen~ (2009–present) (賭博堕天録カイジ〜和也編〜)
  • Tobaku Haōden ZERO Gyanki-Hen (Gambling Emperor Legend Zero Gyanki-Hen, 2011–2013 [Part 2]) (賭博覇王伝 零ギャン鬼編)

In cooperation with Kaiji Kawaguchi:

  • Seizon -LifE- (1999)
  • Kokuhaku: Confession (2001)

In cooperation with Keiichirō Hara:

In cooperation with Maeda Jirou:

  • HERO - Gyakkyou no Touhai (2009-present) (HERO -逆境の闘牌)

As an interesting fact, he cameoed as a blacksuit in Kaiji's live action movie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Kaiji" Newtype USA 6 (12) 12. December 2007. ISSN 1541-4817.

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