Nobuyuki Fukumoto

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Nobuyuki Fukumoto
Nobuyuki Fukumoto.jpg
Born (1958-12-10) December 10, 1958 (age 60)
NationalityJapanese
OccupationManga artist
Known forAkagi
Kaiji

Nobuyuki Fukumoto (Japanese: 福本伸行, Hepburn: Fukumoto Nobuyuki) is a Japanese manga artist well known for his unique and original gambling ideas, deep psychological analyses of characters, and distinct artstyle. Yakuza and gambling are recurring themes in his manga. In English-speaking countries, he is known best as the author of Akagi, a mahjong-related manga. In 1998, he won the Kodansha Manga Award for Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji.[1] An onomatopoeia "zawa" (ざわ…), meaning an uneasy atmosphere, appears frequently in his comics and is considered Fukumoto's trademark.[2]

Works[edit]

  • Mahjong Graffiti (麻雀グラフィティ)
  • Otoko no Kaze (Way of Men, 1977) (男の風) (Maiden work)
  • Yoroshiku! Junjo Daishou (Nice to Meet You! The Pure-Hearted Fellow, 1980) (よろしく!純情大将)[3] (Debut)
  • Attate Kudakero! (Go for Broke!, 1980) (当たってくだけろ!)
  • Amari-chan (Amari, 1980) (あまりちゃん) (First serial story)
  • Ikenai Kacchan Love Story (Hopeless Kacchan's Love Story, 1982) (いけないカッちゃんラブストーリー)
  • Wani no Hatsukoi (Wani's First Love, 1983) (ワニの初恋)
  • Miagereba Tsūtenkaku (And I Look Upon Tsūtenkaku, 1986) (見上げれば通天閣)
  • Harukaze ni Youkoso (Welcome of the Spring Breeze, 1988-1989) (春風にようこそ)
  • Ten Tenhōdōri No Kaidanji (Ten: The Nice Guy on the Path of Tenhō, 1989–2002) (天 天和通りの快男児)
  • Atsuize Tenma! (You're On Fire, Tenma!, 1990) (熱いぜ天馬!)
  • Gin Yanma (Gin's Lament, 1990) (銀ヤンマ)
  • Burai na Kaze Tetsu (Tetsu: The Defiant Wind, 1990-1991) (無頼な風 鉄)
  • Akagi ~Yami ni Oritatta Tensai~ (Akagi ~The Genius Who Descended Into the Darkness~, 1992–2018) (アカギ 〜闇に降り立った天才〜)
  • Gin to Kin (Silver and Gold, 1992–1996) (銀と金)
  • Atsuize Pen-chan (You're On Fire, Pen, 1995) (熱いぜ辺ちゃん)
  • Shinjitsu no Otoko: Taiankichinichi Shintaro (Man of the Truth - Lucky Day Shintarō, 1996) (真実の男 大安吉日真太郎)
  • Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji (Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji, 1996–1999) (賭博黙示録カイジ)
    • Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji (Gambling Maverick Kaiji, 2000–2004) (賭博破戒録カイジ)[4]
    • Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji (Gambling Advent Kaiji, 2004–2008) (賭博堕天録カイジ)
    • Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji Kazuya-hen (Gambling Advent Kaiji: Kazuya Arc, 2009–2013) (賭博堕天録カイジ 和也編)
    • Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji One Poker-hen (Gambling Advent Kaiji: One Poker Arc, 2013–2017) (賭博堕天録カイジ ワン・ポーカー編)
    • Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 24 Oku Dasshutsu-hen (Gambling Advent Kaiji: 2.4 Billion Escape Arc, 2017–present) (賭博堕天録カイジ 24億脱出編)
  • Ano Hito no Trumpet - Fukumoto Nobuyuki Jisen Tanpenshuu (That Man's Trumpet: Nobuyuki Fukumoto Self-Compiled Shorts, 1998) (あの人のトランペット 福本伸行自撰短編集 1)
  • RUDE (Akutare) 39 (RUDE 39, 1999) (RUDE(あくたれ)39)
  • Hoshi Furu Yoru ni Fukumoto Nobuyuki Jisen Tanpenshuu 2 (The Night the Stars Fall: Nobuyuki Fukumoto Self-Compiled Shorts 2, 1999) (星降る夜に 福本伸行自撰短編集 2)
  • Mae e...!! Fukumoto Nobuyuki Jisen Tanpenshuu 3 (Forward...!!: Nobuyuki Fukumoto Self-Compiled Shorts 3, 1999) (前へ…!! 福本伸行自撰短編集 3)
  • Buraiden Gai (Outcast Legend Gai, 2000–2001) (無頼伝 涯)
  • Saikyō Densetsu Kurosawa (Strongest Legend Kurosawa, 2002–2006) (最強伝説 黒沢)
    • Shin Kurosawa Saikyō Densetsu (New Kurosawa - Strongest Legend, 2013-present) (新黒沢 最強伝説)
  • Tobaku Haōden Zero (Gambling Emperor Legend Zero, 2007–2009) (賭博覇王伝 零)
    • Tobaku Haōden Zero Gyanki-hen (Gambling Emperor Legend Zero - The Gambling Spirit Arc, 2011–2013) (賭博覇王伝 零 ギャン鬼編)
  • Do You Know the Real Dangers of Those So-Called Legal Drugs That are Being Sold? (2014) (合法といって売られている薬物の、本当の怖さを知っていますか?)
  • Yami-Ma no Mamiya (Yami-Mahjong Fighter Mamiya, 2019-present) (闇麻のマミヤ)

In cooperation with Kaiji Kawaguchi:

  • Seizon LifE (Survival - LifE, 1999) (生存 LifE)
  • Kokuhaku CONFESSION (Confession, 2001) (告白 CONFESSION)

In cooperation with Keiichirō Hara:

  • Washizu - Enma no Tōhai (Washizu -Devil of Mahjong-, 2008–2012) (ワシズ -閻魔の闘牌-)
  • Washizu - Tenka Sōsei Tōhairoku (Washizu: World Genesis Mahjong Chronicle, 2012–2014) (ワシズ 天下創世闘牌録)

In cooperation with Jirō Maeda:

  • HERO: Gyakkyō no Tōhai (HERO -Adversity of Mahjong-, 2009-present) (HERO -逆境の闘牌-)

In cooperation with various artists:

  • Akagi: Zawa... Zawa... Anthology (2011) (アカギ ざわ・・ざわ・・アンソロジー)
  • Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues (2015-present) (中間管理録トネガワ)
  • 1-nichi Gaishutsuroku Hanchō (Foreman: One Day Outside Pass, 2016-present) (1日外出録ハンチョウ)
  • Saitsuyo Densetsu Nakane (Toughest Legend Nakane, 2017-2018) (最強伝説 仲根)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
  2. ^ Toole, Michael (October 6, 2013). "Tiles Against Humanity - The Mike Toole Show". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "福本伸行のプロフィール" (in Japanese). Oricon News. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Kaiji" Newtype USA 6 (12) 12. December 2007. ISSN 1541-4817.

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