Riichiro Inagaki

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Riichiro Inagaki
稲垣 理一郎
Born (1976-06-20) June 20, 1976 (age 38)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Area(s) Manga author
Notable works
Eyeshield 21

Riichiro Inagaki (Japanese: 稲垣 理一郎 Hepburn: Inagaki Riichirō?, born June 20, 1976) is a Japanese manga writer from Tokyo. He is best known for the manga Eyeshield 21,[1] on which he collaborated with artist Yusuke Murata. Eyeshield 21 was serialized between July 2002 and June 2009 in Weekly Shōnen Jump, and was later adapted into an anime television series.

Biography[edit]

Born on June 20, 1976, in Tokyo,[2] Inagaki started to like manga when he read Fujiko Fujio's Manga Michi in middle school.[3] In 1994, he competed at the third Manga Kōshien, a high school manga contest based in Kōchi Prefecture.[4] After finishing school, he enrolled in a manga and film production company as animation assistant.[5] He started his career as professional manga writer by publishing works in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits.[6] He debuted in October 2001 with Nandodemo Roku Gatsu Jū San Hi,[7] and also wrote for the magazine Square Freeze and Love Love Santa, published in November 2001 and in February 2002 respectively.[8][9] He later moved to Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump, in which he won the 7th "Story King" section.[2]

When he planned to create Eyeshield 21, the editorial department asked if he wanted to both write and draw the series, but Inagaki felt he was "so rookie".[10] So he asked Yusuke Murata to be the illustrator.[11] In 2002, they published two one-shots called Eyeshield Part 1 (前編 Zenpen?) and Part 2 (後編 Kōhen?) on March 5 and 12 in Weekly Shōnen Jump.[12][13][14] The series began to regular publication on July 23 of the same year in the same magazine.[15] It spanned 333 chapters, the last one published on June 15, 2009,[16] and the series was collected in 37 volumes.[17][18] An anime adaptation, directed by Masayoshi Nishida and co-produced by TV Tokyo, NAS, and Gallop, aired from April 2005 to March 2008.[19][20] For the release of Eyeshield 21 anime he created the Kome Studio, a company of copyright management to ensure the right of the original creators of manga.[21]

In 2006, he was chosen, along with Akira Toriyama and Eiichiro Oda, to be a committee member for the Tezuka Award.[22] In June 2010, he published Kiba&Kiba in Weekly Shōnen Jump along with Bonjae,[23] and his collaboration work with Katsunori Matsui, Shinpai Kato No Face, was published in the 2011 first issue of Weekly Young Jump.[24] He published another collaborative work with Matsui, Alpha Centauri Dōbutsuen, on January 10, 2014 in the Jump X magazine.[25]

Works[edit]

  • Nandodemo Roku Gatsu Jū San Hi (何度でも6月13日?, lit. "Any Number of Times on the 13th of June") (2001)
  • Square Freeze (スクウェアフリーズ Sukuea Furīzu?) (2001)
  • Love Love Santa (LOVE LOVE サンタ?) (2002)
  • Eyeshield 21 (アイシールド21 Aishīrudo Nijūichi?) (one-shot with Yusuke Murata; 2002)
  • Eyeshield 21 (series with Yusuke Murata; 2002–2009)
  • Kiba&Kiba (with Bonjae; 2010)
  • Shinpai Kato No Face (心配怪盗 NO FACE?) (with Katsunori Matsui; 2011)
  • Alpha Centauri Dōbutsuen (αケンタウリ動物園?, lit. "Alpha Centauri Zoo") (with Katsunori Matsui; 2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brenner, Robin E. (2007). Understanding manga and anime. Libraries Unlimited. pp. 123–. ISBN 978-1-59158-332-5. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b 稲垣理一郎のプロフィール (in Japanese). Comic Natalie. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ Inagaki, Riichiro (December 14, 2007). まんが道 (in Japanese). Kome Studio. Archived from the original on August 25, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Inagaki, Riichiro (August 7, 2007). まんが甲子園 (in Japanese). Kome Studio. Archived from the original on April 6, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ Inagaki, Riichiro (June 26, 2006). 漫画の『アシスタント』 (in Japanese). Kome Studio. Archived from the original on August 20, 2006. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ Inagaki, Riichiro (October 24, 2006). ご恩返し (in Japanese). Kome Studio. Archived from the original on August 20, 2006. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ Inagaki, Riichiro (October 2001). 何度でも6月13日. Big Comic Spirits (in Japanese) (Shogakukan) (2). 
  8. ^ Inagaki, Riichiro (November 2001). スクウェアフリーズ. Big Comic Spirits (in Japanese) (Shogakukan) (4). 
  9. ^ Inagaki, Riichiro (November 2002). "LOVE LOVE サンタ". Big Comic Spirits (in Japanese) (Shogakukan) (51). 
  10. ^ Inagaki, Riichiro (April 17, 2007). モネ展(下) (in Japanese). Kome Studio. Archived from the original on April 8, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ Chang, Chih-Chieh (August 20, 2009). "Interview: Riichiro Inagaki & Yusuke Murata, Creators of Eyeshield 21" (in Japanese). Anime News Network. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  12. ^ 作家データベース/原作者リスト [Author's Database/Original Work's List] (in Japanese). Jump J Books. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ Inagaki, Riichiro; Murata, Yusuke (March 5, 2002). アイシールド21 前編 [Eyeshield 21 Part 1]. Weekly Shōnen Jump (in Japanese) (Shueisha) (14): 143–178. 
  14. ^ Inagaki, Riichiro; Murata, Yusuke (March 12, 2002). アイシールド21 後編 [Eyeshield 21 Part 2]. Weekly Shōnen Jump (in Japanese) (Shueisha) (15): 113–142. 
  15. ^ Inagaki, Riichiro; Murata, Yusuke (July 23, 2002). 黄金の脚を持つ男 [The Boy With the Golden Legs]. Weekly Shōnen Jump. Eyeshield 21 (in Japanese) (Shueisha) (34): 9–74. 
  16. ^ アイシールド21完結&ジャガーの題字をアッキーナ書く (in Japanese). Comic Natalie. June 15, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Eyeshield 21 Football Manga Ends in Japan After 7 Years". Anime News Network. June 17, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  18. ^ アイシールド21 37 [Eyeshield 21 37] (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  19. ^ "List of Eyeshield 21 episode titles (1-13)" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  20. ^ "List of Eyeshield 21 episode titles (134-145)" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  21. ^ Inagaki, Riichiro (March 18, 2007). 米スタジオ (in Japanese). Kome Studio. Archived from the original on June 25, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  22. ^ Inagaki, Riichiro (May 26, 2006). 手塚賞 (in Japanese). Kome Studio. Archived from the original on April 12, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  23. ^ ジャンプに「ムヒョとロージー」西義之が読み切りで登場 (in Japanese). Comic Natalie. June 14, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  24. ^ 稲垣理一郎×松井勝法、ヤンジャンで心配性の怪盗描く (in Japanese). Comic Natalie. December 2, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  25. ^ "1/10(金)発売ジャンプ改2月号のお知らせ". Jump X official website. January 7, 2014. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 

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