George Morikawa (森川 ジョージ Morikawa Jōji?, born January 17, 1966 in Tokyo) is a male Japanese manga author known for the long-running series Hajime no Ippo. Morikawa was inspired to become a manga artist upon reading Tetsuya Chiba's Harris no Kaze in elementary school. He was an assistant to Shuichi Shigeno, and Kentaro Miura and Kaori Saki were past assistants to him. Hajime no Ippo, as of December 2016, has 115 tankōbon, or volumes. It has been adapted into several anime series, the first series came in 2000 and was produced by Madhouse studio. The first series contains 76 episodes, while the second series, which started in 2009, contains 26. The third series, named Hajime no Ippo: Rising, was produced in 2013 and contains 25 episodes.
Morikawa won the 1991 Shogakukan Manga Award in 1991 for Hajime no Ippo.
- Silhouette Night (シルエットナイト?) (1983)
- Kazuya Now (一矢NOW?) (1986) (2 volumes)
- Signal Blue (シグナルブルー?) (1986) (2 volumes)
- Hajime no Ippo (はじめの一歩?) (1989-ongoing, Kodansha) (115+ volumes)
- I'll be Seeing You! (会いにいくよ Ai ni Ikuyo?) (2012) (1 volume)
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