Eiji Ōtsuka

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Eiji Ōtsuka (大塚 英志 Ōtsuka Eiji?, born August 28, 1958 in the former Tanashi, Tokyo) is a social critic, anthropologist and novelist. He is currently a professor at International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto. Graduated from college with a degree in anthropology, women's folklore, human sacrifice and post-war manga. In addition to his work with manga he is a critic, essayist, and author of several successful non-fiction books on Japanese popular and otaku sub-cultures. He writes the Multiple Personality Detective Psycho and The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service manga series. One of his first animation script works was Mahō no Rouge Lipstick, an adult lolicon OVA. Ōtsuka was the editor for the bishōjo lolicon manga series Petit Apple Pie.

In the 80s, Otsuka was editor-in-chief of Manga Burikko, a leading women's manga magazine where he pioneered research on otaku sub-cultures in modern Japan. He has published a host of books and articles about the manga industry.


  • (2000) Kijima Nikki (木島日記?); English translation: Kijima Diary
  • (1987) Mōryō Senki MADARA (魍魎 戦記 MADARA?); English translation: Madara (2004); Story
  • (1997) Tajū-Jinkaku Tantei Saiko (多重人格探偵サイコ?); English translation: Multiple Personality Detective Psycho (2007); Story
  • (1999) Leviathan (リヴァイアサン?); Story
  • (2002) Kurosagi Shitai Takuhaibin (黒鷺死体宅配便?); English translation: The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (2006); Story
  • (2004) Tantei Gishiki (探偵儀式?, Detective Ritual); Story
  • (2005) Japan (ジャパン?); Story
  • (2003-2010) MPD Psychoco; Story
  • Mahō no Rūju Rippusutikku (魔法のルージュ りっぷ☆すてぃっく?, Mahō no Rouge Lipstick) (1985 OVA), Original creator