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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 47)
NationalitySouth Korean
Other namesBoichi
OccupationManga artist
Known forSun-Ken Rock
Dr. Stone
AwardsGran Guinigi 2011 - Best Short Story$12019 Shogakukan Manga Award - Shōnen Category$12019 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.


Intending to be a manga artist from his childhood days, majored in physics in college as preparation to draw science fiction works, and also to learn the technology of performance and imaging, went on to graduate school to major in image technology.

In 1993, while still enrolled, 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.

In 2004 he stepped 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 “Lover 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”.

2006 is the year of Boichi’s first serialized manga: “Sun Ken Rock” in the bi-weekly magazine Young King. This manga will also have a side-story based on Yumin in 2011 and one based on Pickaxe in 2012. 2012 will also see the serialization of “I want to feed Yumin”, another spin-off of Sun Ken Rock based on Yumin and serialized in “Monthly Young King”. I want to feed Yumin is about the main character of Sun Ken Roc, treating Yumin to traditional Korean food.

Boichi also worked on a 5 volume long manga titled Raqiya and written by Masao Yajima where he was in charge of the art and published in 2009. He also only did the art 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, so even experimenting anything tuna-related, sacrificing his own happiness.

To express his sentiment towards Vietnam and apologize for Korea’s action during the war, Sun Ken Rock volume 2′s royalties were donated to the humanitarian organization “Child of Viet Nam”. He asked Korean manga artists to contribute towards drawing a support page for Japan in regards to 2011′s big earthquake, and 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.

Japanese Works[edit]

  • Lovers In Winter
  • No means No
  • Personal lesson full of love
  • Brutality (artwork)
  • Raqiya (artwork) [1]
  • Hotel
  • Present
  • It was all for the tuna
  • Stephanos
  • Diadem[2]
  • Space Chef Caisar
  • Sun-Ken Rock (サンケンロック)[3]
  • 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
  • The Space Between
  • Anti-magma
  • Terra Formars Gaiden: Asimov
  • Origin
  • Sluthouse
  • Dr. Stone (artwork)

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


External sources[edit]


  1. ^ "Human Crossing's Masao Yajima Starts Rakia Manga". Anime News Network. November 6, 2008. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "Mandala 02 World Manga to Ship in Japan on March 21". Anime News Network. March 18, 2008. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  3. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 10–16". Anime News Network. January 19, 2011. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  4. ^ "I Vincitori 2011 - Lucca Comics & Games 2011". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  5. ^ "The 64th Shogakukan Manga Awards" (PDF). Shogakukan. 21 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Unexpected Winners Come Out on Top at the Japan Media Arts Festival". Retrieved 2019-03-05.