Boichi

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Mu-jik Park
Boichi - Lucca Comics & Games 2014.JPG
Boichi at Lucca Comics & Games 2014
Born (1973-01-29) January 29, 1973 (age 48)
NationalitySouth Korean
Other namesBoichi
OccupationManga artist
Known forSun-Ken Rock
Dr. Stone
AwardsGran Guinigi 2011 - Best Short Story
2019 Shogakukan Manga Award - Shōnen Category
2019 Japan Media Arts Festival Awards - Grand Prize

Boichi is a pen-name used by Mu-jik Park, a South Korean manhwa-turned-manga artist living in Japan.

Biography[edit]

Intending to be a manga artist from his childhood days, Boichi majored in physics in college as preparation to draw science fiction works, and also to learn the technology of performance and imaging. He went on to graduate school to major in image technology. In 1993, while still enrolled, Boichi debuted in a Korean girls manhwa magazine. Since then, he gained popularity releasing a number of works and publishing books on how to draw manga targeting a wide range of reader.

Manga career[edit]

In 2004 he transitioned into the world of Japanese manga. His "Ultimate Space Emperor Caesar", serialized in Monthly Comic Gum, was his first tankōbon in Japan. In 2005, 9 out of 11 of Boichi's hentai one-shot serialized in the Comic Aun were reunited under the volume titled Lovers in Winter. In 2006, he released two science fiction one-shot, "Hotel" and "Present" which, in 2008, were compiled in a volume titled Hotel along the other one-shots "It was all for the tuna", "Stephanos" and "Diadem".

In 2006, Boichi's first serialized manga, Sun-Ken Rock, was published in the bi-weekly magazine Young King. The manga spawned a side-story based on the character Yumin in 2011 and another based on Pickaxe in 2012. Another spin-off based on Yumin was released in 2012, entitled I want to feed Yumin and serialized in Monthly Young King. I want to feed Yumin is about the main character of Sun-Ken Rock, treating Yumin to traditional Korean food.

Boichi also worked as the artist of a five-volume manga titled Raqiya, written by Masao Yajima and published in 2009. He also served as the artist of the Brutality one-shot by Takeda Yuusuke in 2007.

In later 2011, he started the serialization of another manga titled "H.E the hunt for energy" in a new monthly magazine: Jump X. In this year, he won the Gran Guinigi prize for "It was all for the Tuna", about a scientist doing anything to revive the extinct tuna, experimenting on everything tuna-related and sacrificing his own happiness.

To express his sentiment towards the Vietnam War and apologize for Korea’s actions during the war, Sun-Ken Rock volume 2′s royalties were donated to the Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam (HSCV). He asked Korean manga artists to contribute towards drawing a support page for the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, giving the royalties from the proceeding to the Red Cross. He also donated the money he planned to use to buy a new car towards helping tsunami victims.

In 2019, Boichi received two awards for Dr. Stone for the Shōnen category, respectively, "Origin" for the Best Manga category.

Since 2020, Boichi is also doing the artwork for manga adaptation of One Piece novel A titled "One Piece episode A".[1][2]

Japanese works[edit]

  • Lovers In Winter
  • No means No
  • Personal lesson full of love
  • Brutality (artwork)
  • Raqiya (artwork)[3]
  • Hotel
  • Present
  • It was all for the tuna
  • Stephanos
  • Diadem[4]
  • Space Chef Caisar
  • Sun-Ken Rock (サンケンロック)[5]
  • Sun-Ken Rock Gaiden – Yumin
  • Sun-Ken Rock Gaiden – Pickaxe
  • I want to feed Yumin
  • Eques (script only)
  • H · E The Hunt for Energy
  • Trigun: The Lost Plant
  • Wallman
  • Kuntwagon
  • The Space Between
  • Anti-magma
  • Terra Formars Gaiden: Asimov
  • Origin
  • Sluthouse
  • Dr. Stone (artwork)
  • One Piece episode A (artwork)[6][7]
  • He was there

Korean works[edit]

  • T.R.Y (Take off Rush Youth)
  • Feeling
  • TOON
  • The constitution of Korea first amendment
  • Param in the sky and the stars
  • Black & White
  • Metatron Diablo
  • Hocus matsogeum
  • Do not believe the movie
  • Hotel: since A.D. 2079

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dr. Stone's Boichi to Draw Manga Adaptation of One Piece: Ace's Story Novels". Anime News Network. April 24, 2020. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Dr. Stone Artist Boichi Launches One Piece Manga Adaptation of Ace Light Night Novels". Bounding Into Comics. September 25, 2020. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "Human Crossing's Masao Yajima Starts Rakia Manga". Anime News Network. November 6, 2008. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  4. ^ "Mandala 02 World Manga to Ship in Japan on March 21". Anime News Network. March 18, 2008. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  5. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 10–16". Anime News Network. January 19, 2011. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  6. ^ "Dr. Stone's Boichi to Draw Manga Adaptation of One Piece: Ace's Story Novels". Anime News Network. April 24, 2020. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  7. ^ "Dr. Stone Artist Boichi Launches One Piece Manga Adaptation of Ace Light Night Novels". Bounding Into Comics. September 25, 2020. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  8. ^ "I Vincitori 2011 - Lucca Comics & Games 2011". lucca2011.luccacomicsandgames.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  9. ^ "The 64th Shogakukan Manga Awards" (PDF). Shogakukan. 21 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Unexpected Winners Come Out on Top at the Japan Media Arts Festival". www.otaquest.com. Retrieved 2019-03-05.

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