Kenshi Hirokane

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Kenshi Hirokane in Soochow University, Taiwan

Kenshi Hirokane (Japanese: 弘兼 憲史, Hepburn: Hirokane Kenshi, born September 9, 1947) is a Japanese manga artist from Iwakuni, Yamaguchi. He graduated from Waseda University with a degree in law, then worked for Matsushita Electric for four years, before making his manga debut in 1974 with Kaze Kaoru.[1]

Hirokane is known for manga that addresses social issues, as well as for creating the best-selling seinen manga Hello Hedgehog, adapted as an original video animation (OVA) called Domain of Murder.[2] He has received numerous awards, including the 1985 Shogakukan Manga Award for seinen/general manga as the artist for Human Crossing,[3] the 1991 Kodansha Manga Award for general manga for Kachō Kōsaku Shima,[4] and an Excellence Prize for manga at the 2000 Japan Media Arts Festival for Tasogare Ryūseigun ("Like Shooting Stars in the Twilight").

He is married to manga artist Fumi Saimon. They have a son and a daughter.


  1. ^ "Manga Snapshot: Big Comic Original." NEO, Jan. 2011, p. 24-25.
  2. ^ "Buried Treasure: Domain of Murder". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  3. ^ 小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-08-19.
  4. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-21.

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