Atsushi Ōkubo

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Atsushi Ōkubo
Born (1979-09-20) September 20, 1979 (age 38)
Nationality Japanese
Area(s) Manga artist, fantasy artist
Notable works
Soul Eater

Atsushi Ōkubo (大久保 篤, Ōkubo Atsushi), also romanized as Atsushi Ohkubo, is a Japanese manga author and fantasy artist known for his work on the manga series Soul Eater, which has been adapted into an anime. Okubo worked as an assistant under Rando Ayamine, on the manga series GetBackers. He also created artwork for the video game TCG Lord of Vermilion, as well as some character designs in Bravely Default.

Atsushi Ōkubo was not a model student and was more attracted to drawing than to learning. At the age of 20, after finishing studies at a manga school where he met Rando Ayamine, the artist of "Get Backers", he became Rando Ayamine's assistant for two years. Finally, he won a competition at Square Enix's Gangan magazine with his first manga series B.Ichi and it was published for four volumes. After the end of his last manga, he created Soul Eater, still for Square Enix's Gangan magazine, which brought him worldwide success.


  • B. Ichi (B壱) (2001-2002) - Writer, artist
  • Soul Eater (ソウルイーター – Sōru Ītā) (2004–2013) - Writer, artist
  • Soul Eater Not! (ソウルイーターノット! – Sōru Ītā Notto!) (2011–2014) - Writer, artist
  • Fire Force (炎炎ノ消防隊 – En En no Shōbōtai) (2015 - ongoing) -martial artist