Hideo Yamamoto

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Hideo Yamamoto
Born (1968-06-23) June 23, 1968 (age 54)
OccupationManga artist
Known forIchi the Killer

Hideo Yamamoto (山本英夫, Yamamoto Hideo) is a Japanese manga artist. He is best known as the creator of the manga series Ichi the Killer, which was adapted into a live-action film by Takashi Miike in 2001, and Homunculus.

Recurring themes in his manga are crime, sexual deviations, and the human mind.


Hideo Yamamoto received the "Tetsuya Chiba Award", given to promising young manga creators in 1988. After resigning from the post of assistant of a popular seinen manga artist, Kenshi Hirokane, he made his professional debut by drawing SHEEP (written by Masahiko Takasho) for Weekly Young Sunday in 1989.



  1. ^ a b Lin, Maria (May 2005). "Dark Plots in Manga Land". Animefringe. 6 (5). ISSN 1705-3692. Retrieved February 26, 2011. If it's serial killers and unconscious monsters that you want, the following dark manga will leave your head in a satisfying knot.

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