Nobuyuki Fukumoto

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Nobuyuki Fukumoto
Nobuyuki Fukumoto.jpg
Born (1958-12-10) December 10, 1958 (age 56)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Manga artist
Known for Akagi, Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji

Nobuyuki Fukumoto (Japanese: 福本伸行 Hepburn: 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.

Works[edit]

  • Otoko no Kaze (Way of the Wind, 1977) (男の風)
  • Yoroshiku Junjo Daishou (My Regards, Naive General, 1980) (よろしく純情大将)
  • Attate Kudakero! (Go for Broke!, 1980) (当たってくだけろ!)
  • Amari-chan (Amari-chan - Working in the Springtime of Life, 1980) (あまりちゃん)
  • Ikenai Kacchan Love Story (Hopeless Kac-chan's Love Story, 1982) (いけないカッちゃんラブストーリー)
  • Wani no Hatsukoi (Wani's First Love, 1983) (ワニの初恋)
  • Miagereba Tsuutenkaku (And I Look Upon Tsutenkaku, 1986) (見上げれば通天閣)
  • Harukaze ni Toukoso (Welcome of the Spring Breeze, 1988-1989) (春風にようこそ)
  • Ten - Tenhōdōri No Kaidanji (Ten - Nice Guy on the Path of Mahjong, 1989–2002) (天 - 天和通りの快男児)
  • Atsuize Tenma! (Passionate Tenma!, 1990) (熱いぜ天馬!)
  • Gin Yanma (Silver Lamenting, 1990) (銀ヤンマ)
  • Burai na Kaze Tetsu (Enormous Breeze of Iron, 1990-1991) (無頼な風 鉄)
  • Akagi (Mahjong Legend Akagi - The Genius Who Descended Into the Darkness, 1992–present) (アカギ)
  • Gin to Kin (Silver and Gold, 1992–1996) (銀と金)
  • Atsuize Pen-chan (Passionate Pen-chan, 1995) (熱いぜ辺ちゃん)
  • Shinjitsu no Otoko: Kaian Kichinichi Shintaro (Man of Truth - Taiankichinichi Shintaro, 1996) (真実の男 大安吉日真太郎)
  • Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji (Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji, 1996–1999) (賭博黙示録 カイジ)
  • That Man's Trumpet (1999) (あの人のトランペット)
  • Fukumoto Nobuyuki Jisen Tanpenshuu (Nobuyuki Fukumoto Self-Appointed Shorts, 1998) (福本伸行自薦短編集)
  • RUDE39 (Akutare (RUDE) 39, 1999) (あくたれ[Rude]39)
  • Hoshi Furu Yoru Ni (Stars Which Fall At Night, 1999) (星降る夜に)
  • Buraiden Gai (Extensive Legend Gai, 2000–2001) (無頼伝 涯)
  • Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji (Gambling Maverick Chronicle Kaiji, 2000–2004) (賭博破戒録 カイジ)[2]
  • Saikyō Densetsu Kurosawa (Strongest Legend Kurosawa, 2003–2006) (最強伝説黒沢)
  • Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji (Gambling Advent Chronicle Kaiji, 2004–2008) (賭博堕天録 カイジ)
  • Tobaku Haōden ZERO (Gambling Emperor Legend Zero, 2007–2009 [Part 1]) (賭博覇王伝零)
  • Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji ~Kazuya-hen~ (Gambling Advent Chronicle Kaiji - The Kazuya Arc, 2009–2013) (賭博堕天録カイジ〜和也編〜)
  • Tobaku Haōden ZERO Gyanki-Hen (Gambling Emperor Legend Zero - The Demon Curse Arc, 2011–2013 [Part 2]) (賭博覇王伝 零ギャン鬼編)
  • Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: One Poker-hen (Gambling Emperor Legend Zero - The Demon Curse Arc, 2013–present) (賭博堕天録カイジ ワン・ポーカー編)
  • Shin Kurosawa: Saikyō Densetsu (New Kurosawa - Strongest Legend, 2013-present) (新・黒沢 最強伝説)
  • Do You Know the Real Dangers of Those So-Called Legal Drugs That are Being Sold? (2014) (合法といって売られている薬物の、本当の怖さを知っていますか?)

In cooperation with Kaiji Kawaguchi:

  • Seizon -LifE- (Survival ~LifE~, 1999)
  • Kokuhaku: Confession (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, 2001)

In cooperation with Keiichirō Hara:

In cooperation with Maeda Jirou:

  • HERO - Gyakkyou no Touhai (HERO - Adversity of Mahjong, 2009-present) (HERO -逆境の闘牌)

In cooperation with various artists:

  • Akagi: Zawa... Zawa... Anthology (2011) (アカギ ざわ・・ざわ・・アンソロジー)

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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