Eisaku Kubonouchi

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Eisaku Kubonouchi
Born (1966-11-11) November 11, 1966 (age 53)
Kōchi, Japan
Area(s)Manga artist
Notable works
CollaboratorsCup Noodles

Eisaku Kubonouchi (窪之内英策, Kubonouchi Eisaku, born November 11, 1966 in Kōchi, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist and character designer.[1][2][3]


Kubonouchi made his professional career debut in 1986 with the short story Okappiki Eiji published in the manga magazine Shōnen Sunday.[citation needed] From 1988 to 1991, he worked on his first series, Tsurumoku Dokushin Ryō, which was in 1991 made into a movie with Kōyō Maeda (ja) in the leading role.[citation needed] His second manga series, Watanabe, was made into a television series in 1993, directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.[citation needed] After a 7-year hiatus,[citation needed] Kubonouchi began Chocolat, a story about a former mob boss, just having been released from the prison, who befriends a 16-year-old girl. Chocolat was published from October 1999 to September 2003 in Big Comic Spirits.[2] In 2003, the manga was made into a television drama,[4] that lasted 45 episodes.


Title Year Notes Refs[5]
Tsurumoku Dokushin Ryō (ツルモク独身寮, Tsurumoku Bachelor Dormitory) 1988–91 Serialized in Big Comic Spirits, 7 volumes
Watanabe (ワタナベ) 1992 Serialized in Big Comic Spirits, 3 volumes
Chocolat 1999–2003 Serialized in Big Comic Spirits
Published by Shogakukan, 7 volumes
Cherī (チェリー, Cherry) 2006–07 Published in Big Comic Spirits, 4 volumes
Pikamon (ピカもん) 2008–10 Published in Evening Kodansha Comics, 3 volumes
Sono Toki, Kanojo wa 2018 Original creator, Character Design
Carole & Tuesday 2019 Original Character Design [3]

Other works[edit]

Other works Title Refs
Character redesign for

Cup Noodle Ads

Sazae-san [3]
Heidi, Girl of the Alps
Kiki's Delivery Service
One Piece


  1. ^ Hashimoto, Kenji (2003). Class structure in contemporary Japan. Trans Pacific Press. pp. 62–. ISBN 978-1-876843-71-7. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "ドラマ30 ショコラ インタビュー:窪之内 英策". Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. 2003-05-26. Archived from the original on February 4, 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-26.
  3. ^ a b c "Witness Roronoa Zoro's High School Teenage Years in Cup Noodle Ad". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  4. ^ a b "Chocolat Manga's Taiwanese Live-Action TV Adaptation Revealed". Anime News Network. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  5. ^ 著者:窪之内英策 [Author: Eisaku Kubonouchi]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved January 14, 2016.

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