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Yoshiyuki Okamura
Born (1947-06-16) 16 June 1947 (age 70)
Saku, Nagano, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Other names Buronson
Sho Fumimura
Occupation Manga artist
Years active 1972–present
Known for Fist of the North Star

Buronson (武論尊), real name Yoshiyuki Okamura (岡村 善行, Okamura Yoshiyuki), also known as Sho Fumimura (史村 翔, Fumimura Shō), is a Japanese manga artist, a manga script writer most known for creating Fist of the North Star. In 2002, he shared the Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga for Heat with Ryoichi Ikegami.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Buronson was born on June 16, 1947 in Saku, Nagano. He graduated from the Japan Air Self-Defense Forces Training School in 1967 and served as an Air Force radar mechanic. In 1969 he was discharged from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and was soon hired by Hiroshi Motomiya as a manga assistant. He started his manga writing career when he wrote the script of Pink Punch: Miyabi in 1972, drawn by Goro Sakai. In 1975 Buronson wrote his first big hit The Doberman Detective, drawn by Shinji Hiramatsu. The famous Hokuto no Ken made its debut as Buronson's greatest hit in 1983, drawn by Tetsuo Hara. In 1989 his story Ourou was released as a manga serialized in Animal Magazine, drawn by Kentarō Miura, and in 1990 a sequel entitled Ourou Den was released by the same manga artist. Okamura also collaborated with the manga artist Ryoichi Ikegami in many works as Strain, Odyssey and the famous Sanctuary. Among his other major works are Phantom Burai, with art by Kaoru Shintani.


As Buronson[edit]

As Sho Fumimura[edit]

  • Gorō-kun Tōjō (1972, art by Yō Hasebe)
  • Phantom Burai (1978–84, art by Kaoru Shintani)
  • Ring no Takaō (1979, art by Jiro Kuwata)
  • Oh! Takarajika (1981–83, art by Shinji Ono)
  • Wild Way (1982, art by Daisuke Inoue)
  • Ten made Agare (1982, art by Tatsuo Kanai)
  • Mad Dog (1983, art by Kei Takazawa)
  • Chu-high LEMON (1983–88, art by Tsutomu Shinohara)
  • Dr. Kumahige (1988, art by Takumi Nagayasu)
  • Shogun (1988–91, art by Jūzō Tokoro)
  • Migi-muke Hidari (1989–91, art by Shinichi Sugimura)
  • Odyssey (1995-96, art by Ryoichi Ikegami)
  • Sanctuary (1990–95, 12 volumes, art by Ryoichi Ikegami)


  1. ^ 小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on 2015-08-05. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 

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