Miki Tori

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Miki Tori
Born (1958-02-23)23 February 1958
Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Known for Manga artist
Notable work Dai-Hon'ya
SF Taishō
Awards see below

Miki Tori (とり·みき?, Tori Miki, born February 23, 1958 in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan), also known as Micky Bird or Mickey Bird,[1][2] is a Japanese manga artist, character designer, essayist, and screenplay writer.[2] Tori has won multiple awards for his work, including two Seiun Awards (in 1994 for Dai-Hon'ya, and in 1998 for SF Taishō) and one Bungeishunjū Manga Award (in 1995 for Tōku e Ikitai).[3] His pen name was created by mixing up the pronunciation of the kanji making up his real name. He worked as a writer on WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3.[4]

Tori attended Meiji University, majoring in English literature, though he left his studies before receiving a degree. He was a member of the rakugo research club during his time there, and attended at the same time as owarai, tarento, and senpai Masayuki Watanabe.

He made his professional debut in 1979 after winning an honorable mention for his story My Alien (ぼくの宇宙人?, Boku no Uchūjin) at the 12th Shōnen Champion Rookie Manga Awards, after which he became known mainly for his gag manga such as Kuru Kuru Kurin and Tōku e Ikitai, as well as manga featuring science fiction elements. For many years, his manga appeared in the television guide "TV Bros."




Non-manga books[edit]



  • Tsuru-chan no Omoikkiri Poko Poko (1986, TV Asahi, regular appearances on the "Itaibanashi" segment derived from Ai no Sakaagari)[15]




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  2. ^ a b c 漫画家 とり·みき 御紹介 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Miki Tori". Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  4. ^ Tori/ 1466434 on Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "TVドラマ クルクルくりん" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  6. ^ 1980年代リスト (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  7. ^ 1990年代リスト (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  8. ^ 2000年代リスト (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
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  10. ^ とりの眼ひとの眼 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  11. ^ 吹替映画大事典 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  12. ^ マンガ家の秘密 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  13. ^ とり・みきの映画吹替王 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  14. ^ 魔女でもステディ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  15. ^ 鶴ちゃんのおもいっきりポコポコ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-11-22.