Junya Inoue

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Junya Inoue
Born (1971-10-18) October 18, 1971 (age 47)
Shimanto, Kochi, Japan
Area(s)Manga artist
Notable works
Otogi Matsuri, Btooom!

Junya Inoue (井上 淳哉, born 1971 in Shimanto, Kochi, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist. He is also known by the name Joker Jun.[1] In 1991 he replied to a recruitment ad for Toaplan. Along with some other staff Inoue was transferred to Gazelle before he left to join Cave, where he worked as character and graphic designer, sound producer, and a video game director.[2][3] ESP Ra.De. was his first title as graphic director.[4] He debuted as a manga artist in 2002, with his work Otogi Matsuri (おとぎ奉り, lit. Dark Offering). His newest work, Btooom!, has been serialized since 2009 and is ongoing as of December 2016.



Title[1] Year Role(s)
Dogyuun!! 1992
Knuckle Bash 1993
Batsugun 1993 Graphic Designer
Pretty Soldier: Sailor Moon 1995 Graphic Designer
Air Gallet 1996 Graphic Designer
Dodonpachi 1997 Designer
ESP Ra.De. 1998 Graphic Director, Sound Producer
Guwange 1999 Character Design, Character Voice
Progear 2001 Director, Character and Mechanic Design
DoDonPachi DaiOuJou 2002 Super Adviser
Deathsmiles 2007
Deathsmiles II 2009 Supervisor, Voice Cast
DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou 2012


Title Period Role(s)
Chrono Crusade 2000–2002 Assistant (vol. 2–3, 5)
Otogi Matsuri: Dark Offering 2002–2008 Story and Art
Btooom! 2009–2018 Story and Art
La Vie en Doll 2014-2016 Story and Art
Btooom! U-18 2018–? Story and Art


Title Year Role(s)
Btooom! 2012 Original work, End card illustration


  1. ^ a b "Profile". Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "Junya Inoue Video Game Credits and Biography - MobyGames". MobyGames. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  3. ^ "'BTOOOM!' Season 2: Manga Ending Has Two Versions, Spinoff 'BTOOOM! U-18' A Prequel – Anime Sequel Possible?". The Inquisitr. 2018-02-23. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  4. ^ Kemps, Helen (September 13, 2010). "The Art of Shooting with Junya Inoue". Otaku USA. Retrieved January 1, 2017.

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