Mikio Igarashi

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Mikio Igarashi
Born (1955-01-13) January 13, 1955 (age 65)
Nationality Japanese
OccupationManga artist
Known forBonobono
Ninpen Manmaru

Mikio Igarashi (いがらしみきお or 五十嵐 三喜夫, Igarashi Mikio) is a Japanese manga artist born 13 January 1955 in the town of Nakaniida (now Kami), Kami District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, though he lives in the city of Sendai. He is best known for his manga series Bonobono and Ninpen Manmaru. In 1988, he won the Kodansha Manga Award for general manga for Bonobono[1] and the Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga for Ninpen Manmaru.[2]


After leaving Miyagi Prefectural Furukawa Kōgyō High School (宮城県古川工業高等学校, Miyagi-ken Furukawa Kōgyō Kōtō Gakkō) before graduating, Igarashi worked for an advertising company in their print shop. While working there, he made his professional debut as a manga artist in 1972.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 16 August 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2007.
  2. ^ 小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on 18 January 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2007.

External links[edit]

  • Profile at The Ultimate Manga Guide