Kazushi Hagiwara

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Kazushi Hagiwara
萩原一至
Born (1963-04-04) April 4, 1963 (age 53)
Nakano, Tokyo, Japan
Area(s) Manga artist
Notable works
Bastard!!
basta.gangz.com

Kazushi Hagiwara (萩原一至 Hagiwara Kazushi?, born April 4, 1963) is a Japanese manga artist best known for creating the manga Bastard!!. He originally began as an assistant to hentai manga artist Dirty Matsumoto, and then as an assistant to manga artist Izumi Matsumoto in the production of Kimagure Orange Road, creating his own stories in his spare time. He debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump with two short stories, Binetsu Rouge (微熱口紅(びねつるーじゅ)), in 1987, and Virgin Tyrant (ヴァージン・タイラント), in 1988. He had a strong influence on Yoshihiro Togashi and Go Nagai. He has also supervised, co-written and illustrated three Bastard!! related novels for the Jump! J Books imprint.

His group of assistants are called Studio Loud In School. They regularly publish a best-selling doujinshi, Wonderful Megadeth, as well as various doujinshi featuring popular fighting games such as Dead or Alive, Virtua Fighter and various Capcom games. In 2012, he designed the armor for two jobs (Geomancer and Rune Fencer) in the 2013 Final Fantasy XI expansion, Seekers of Adoulin.[1]

Hagiwara is a high school drop-out, however he is a graduate from Tokyo Designer Gakuin College.

Works[edit]

Title Year Notes Refs[2]
Bastard!! The Destructive God of Darkness 1988–present Serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" and continues to be published irregularly today in "Ultra Jump"
Published by Shueisha in 27 volumes
Combustible Campus Guardress 1994 Character design, OVA
Final Fantasy XI - Seekers of Adoulin 2013 Character design, video game [1]
Endride 2016 Character design, TV

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Final Fantasy XI Seekers of Adoulin Info Page". Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  2. ^ "著者:萩原一至" [Author: Kazushi Hagiwara]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved February 9, 2016.