Mohiro Kitoh

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Mohiro Kitoh (鬼頭 莫宏 Kitō Mohiro?, born August 8, 1966) is a Japanese manga artist. He was born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, and graduated from the Nagoya Institute of Technology. Kitoh created the manga Shadow Star and Bokurano: Ours, both of which were adapted into anime series. He also designed the 'Third Angel' in Evangelion 2.0 and the Septentrions for the sequel of Devil Survivor, Devil Survivor 2.


  • Vendémiaire no Tsubasa (1996–1997)
  • Shadow Star (1998–2003)
  • Sinna 1905: Tumi-kor-ot A Record of a War (辰奈1905 -トミコローツ戦記- Shinna Sen Kyū Hyaku Go Tomikorōtsu Senki?, 1999)
  • Hallucination from the Womb (殻都市の夢 Kaku Toshi no Yume?, 2003–2005)
  • Bokurano: Ours (2003–2009)
  • Kitō Mohiro Tanpenshū: Zansho (鬼頭莫宏短編集 残暑?, 2004)
  • The Gate to Space (空への門 Sora e no Mon?, 2004)
  • Mailus Exitus et Ortus (終わりと始まりのマイルス Owari to Hajimari no Mairusu?, 2006–)
  • Kare no Satsujin Keikaku (彼の殺人計画?, 2008)
  • Kaze no Ō (風の王?, 2009)
  • Nanika Mochigatte Masuka (なにかもちがってますか?, 2009–2015)
  • Noririn (のりりん?, 2009–2015)


Kitoh's art and writing approaches are unique, with an instantly identifiable visual style and storylines that almost always lean towards the tragic spectrum and focus primarily on the vulnerability and cruelty of human beings. A recurring element throughout his works are graphic depictions of violence and sex involving children. Another characteristic of Kitoh's work is that vehicles, especially aircraft, are drawn with extremely accurate attention to detail and often figure in the plots of his stories. Characters he draws are almost always tall, skinny, and gangly for their ages and genders. His females, unlike those of most manga series, generally have small breasts and narrow hips. His males are rarely muscular, except under a few circumstances, usually extreme close-ups. Facial features are, usually, small and expressions subtle. Nudity is common in his works.

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