Norihiro Yagi

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Norihiro Yagi
八木 教広
Born 1969
Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Area(s) Writer, Manga artist
Notable works
Angel Densetsu

Norihiro Yagi (八木 教広 Yagi Norihiro?, born 1969) is a Japanese manga writer and artist from Okinawa Prefecture. He started making manga in 1990.

Norihiro Yagi is a successful manga artist, having won the 32nd Akatsuka Award for his very first work: Undeadman. Undeadman appeared in Monthly Shōnen Jump and has had two sequels. Yagi's first serialized manga was his comedy-genre Angel Densetsu, which appeared in Monthly Shōnen Jump from 1992 to 2000. His most recent work, Claymore, had run in the magazine between 2001 and 2014, completing at 155 chapters. Viz Media is working on translating it in North America, and have released up to book 25 (out of 27 currently released in Japan).

Yagi's favorite things to do in his spare time is listen to hard rock music, play video games, drive, and perform martial arts. Yagi's favorite Japanese comedic duo is Downtown.[1]


  • Undeadman – one-shot, 1990.
  • Angel Densetsu – comedy, 15 volumes, 1992–2000.
  • Claymore – heroic fantasy, 27 volumes, 2001-2014.


  1. ^ Claymore manga, Volume 1 introduction

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