Hitoshi Iwaaki

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Hitoshi Iwaaki
Born (1960-07-28) July 28, 1960 (age 58)
OccupationManga artist
Known forParasyte, Historie
AwardsTezuka Osamu Cultural Prize - Grand Prize (2012)

Hitoshi Iwaaki (Japanese: 岩明 均, Hepburn: Iwaaki Hitoshi, born July 28, 1960) is a Japanese manga artist, whose works include the science-fiction/horror series Parasyte. The Mixx editions of Parasyte romanize his name as "Hitosi Iwaaki", while the Del Rey Manga editions use "Hitoshi Iwaaki".


In 1993, he received the Kodansha Manga Award for Parasyte.[1] In 2010 Historie took the grand prize in the manga division of the 2010 Japan Media Arts Festival.[2] He was the winner for the 2012 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Grand Prize for Historie.[3]


  • Fuuko no Iru Mise (4 volumes, Morning 1986-1988)
  • Hone no Oto (1 volume, short stories, Morning 1990, large format edition, 2003)
  • Parasyte (10 volumes, Afternoon 1990-1995, Perfect Edition: 8 volumes, 2003) First published in English by Mixx (Tokyopop), republished in English by Del Rey Manga
  • Tanabata no Kuni ("The Country of Tanabata") (4 volumes, Big Comic Spirits, Perfect Edition: 2 volumes, 2003)
  • Yuki no Touge, Tsurugi no Mai (2001)
  • Heureka, (2002, Young Animal Arashi)
  • Historie, (2004-ongoing, 10 volumes as of March 2017, Afternoon)
  • Reiri (2015-ongoing, Bessatsu Shonen Champion)[4]

Iwaaki also contributed a story to Neo Devilman.


  1. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
  2. ^ "Japan Media Arts Festival Awards". Anime News Network. 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  3. ^ "Tezuka Cultural Awards". Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  4. ^ "Parasyte's Iwaaki Launches Reiri Manga With Artist Daisuke Muroi". Anime News Network. October 14, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.

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