Mitsutoshi Furuya

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Mitsutoshi Furuya (古谷三敏?, Furuya Mitsutoshi, born 11 August 1936) is a Japanese manga artist. He made his debut as a manga artist in 1955 with kashi-hon manga. He started as an assistant of Osamu Tezuka in 1958, but is primarily known for starting out as an assistant of Fujio Akatsuka five years later. He is best known for his series Dame Oyaji ("No-Good Dad", 1970–1982), which gained notoriety by giving a darkly humorous send-up of Japanese family life with a meek, pathetic father married to a cruel and savage wife. The series received the 1979 Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen,[1] was adapted into a movie in 1973 and as an anime television series in 1974.

Selected works[edit]

  • Dame Oyaji (ダメおやじ?) (1970–1982, Shōnen Sunday) (39 volumes)
  • Mandamu Oyako (マンダム親子?) (1971–72, Shōnen King) (6 volumes)
  • Dotekabo-chan (ドテかぼちゃん?) (1972, Shōnen King) (6 volumes)
  • Dokudami Sensei (どくだみ先生?) (1973–74, Shōnen Champion) (5 volumes)
  • Bar Lemon Heart (BARレモンハート?) (1985-, Weekly Manga Action) (19 volumes)
  • Papasan (パパさん?) (2 volumes)
  • Obaachan no Daidokoro-hiden (おばあちゃんの台所秘伝?, "Granny's Kitchen-secrets") (1 volume)


  1. ^ 小学館漫画賞: 歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at The Ultimate Manga Guide