Santa Inoue

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Santa Inoue
井上 三太
Santa Inoue 20061022 Manga Expo 02.jpg
Santa Inoue in October 2006
Born 1968
Paris, France
Nationality Japanese
Area(s) Manga artist
Notable works
Tokyo Tribes
Signature
Signature of Santa Inoue
www.santa.co.jp

Santa Inoue (井上 三太, Inoue Santa, born 1968 in Paris, France) is a Japanese manga artist and entrepreneur. His most notable manga was the Tokyo Tribe series of which the manga installment Tokyo Tribe2 (also known as Tokyo Tribes) ran from 1997 to 2005, and was made into an anime series as well as a live-action film. He wrote the horror manga The Neighbor No. Thirteen which was also adapted into a live-action film. His manga series have been influenced by hip hop culture, with some of the characters being modeled after rappers. He owns a clothing and accessories business called Santastic!, and has done artwork on several music album covers.

Career[edit]

Early works[edit]

Inoue's debut manga was Murder in 1989 which was published in Weekly Young Sunday and won the magazine's newcomers prize.[1][2] In 1990, he had his first manga serialization, Bunpuku Chagama Daimaō, which printed in Weekly Young Sunday. His third work, Tamashii Rettsha, was published straight-to-tankōbon by Yōsensha.

The Neighbor No. Thirteen[edit]

Inoue created the psychological horror manga The Neighbor No. Thirteen, "about a man whose schizophrenic alter ego (Jūzō-gō or Number 13) is reawakened when his former childhood bully becomes his new boss."[3] No. Thirteen was serialized partly in Comic Scholar magazine by Gentosha and was published in tankōbon format under the Birz Comics line. The Neighbor No. Thirteen went on to be published by Gentosha in 1999 The Neighbor No. Thirteen being adapted into a feature film in 2005.[2] Additional pocket bunkobon editions of The Neighbor No. Thirteen were released under the Gentosha Comics Manga Bunko line by Gentosha in 2009[4]

Tokyo Tribe[edit]

In 1993, Santa Inoue created Tokyo Tribe,[2] which was first published straight to tankōbon by JICC Shuppankyoku under the Takarajima Comics Deluxe line. Tokyo Tribe was republished by Bijutsu Shuppansha, and was later serialized in Boon fashion magazine in 1997[2] for Shodensha. In 2003, it was reprinted for Young Jump Comics. In 2005, it was published in tankōbon format by Kodansha. It also had a printing under Inoue's Santastic! Books line in 2009.[5]

Tokyo Tribe2[edit]

Inoue created a follow-up to Tokyo Tribe called Tokyo Tribe2 which was serialized in Boon by Shodensha. His works attained international acclaim.[6] In 2004, Tokyopop acquired the license to Tokyo Tribe2, renaming it Tokyo Tribes.[6][7] In the meantime of 2005, the United States edition of Tokyo Tribe2, Tokyo Tribes was nominated for an Eisner Award.[8] In 2006, Tokyo Tribe2 was adaptated into an anime series by WOWOW[9] The DVD's of Tokyo Tribe2 were released in 2007. A live-action television pilot is in development by producer Patrick S. Cunningham.[10][11]

Tokyo Tribe3 and other Tokyo titles[edit]

Inoue worked on several other Tokyo titles. In 2000, Tokyo Drive was serialized in Weekly Young Magazine by Kodansha. In 2001, Tokyo Graffiti was serialized in the Weekly Young Jump magazine by Shueisha.and a flagship store opened in Shibuya, Tokyo.[2] In 2003, Tokyo Graffiti was published by Shueisha under the Young Jump Comics line. In 2007 Tokyo Burger was serialized in urban fashion magazine Ollie by Saneishobo. In 2007 Tokyo Tribe2 Spin off! was serialized in Boon by Shodensha. In 2008, Tokyo Tribe3 began serialization in Ollie.[2] Tokyo Tribe 3 ended in 2012.[12] His latest "Tokyo Tribe" title "Tokyo Tribe Waru" is serialized in the Bessatu Young Champion and publishing by Akita Publishing.

Other works[edit]

In 1995, Mon Mon was serialized in Manga Pachinker published by Byakuya Shobo, Tirauchi Kantaro was serialized in Rockin' on Japan, and Born 2 Die was serialized in Quick Japan by Ota Shuppan. A short story compilation entitled Santa Inoue was published by Shodensha under the Feel Comics line and in the same year of 1996. In 1997 Mon Mon was finally published by Byakuya Shobo. Born 2 Die, an urban action drama, was published by Ota Shuppan in 1998. In 2002, the second compilation book was published, Santa Inoue2.

Inoue made a brief appearance on the American show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in 2004 where he painted a manga/anime-themed mural in one of the bedrooms.[13][14]

In 2005, Inoue collaborated with Samurai fashion magazine to make the single issue, Samurai VS Santa Inoue. In 2006, Shodensha helped publish the single issue magazine Santastic! Magazine "Saru". Santa Inoue created promotional drawings for T.I.'s Paper Trail also in 2008.[15] In 2009, Santa Inoue worked on Dan da Barbarian, which was serialized in Comic Birz.[16] Dan da Barbarian finished in 2012.[17] He launched a romance manga called Motesuke in 2013, which debuted in Akita Shoten's Young Champion magazine and also released English version on Amazon Kindle.[18] Santa Inoue also made original LINE stamp "Tokyo Tribe" and "Kumatta-kun".

Business ventures[edit]

Inoue developed a merchandise line called Santastic! Entertainment.[19] The line consists of clothing,[2] jewelry[20] and accessories.[21] A television web series was also produced.[22] Inoue's shops have opened in Shibuya, Tokyo and Shanghai, China.[2][23] In addition to music and merchandise, Inoue has designed the artwork for several album covers, most notably for De La Soul.[2] He also produced a CD called Drivin' Wiz My Homies.[2]

Works[edit]

Manga[edit]

Title Year Notes Refs[24][25]
Murder (まぁだぁ) 1989 Serialized in Weekly Young Sunday
Newcomers Prize
[2]
Bunpuku Chagama Daimaō (ぷんぷくちゃがま大王, lit. "Bunpuku kettle to boil water great satan") 1990 Serialized in Weekly Young Sunday
Published Dobun comics in 1 volume
(魂列車, Tamashii Rettsha) lit. "Soul Train" 1992 Published straight-to-tankobon by Yōsensha in 1 volume
Tokyo Tribe 1993 Published straight-to-volume by Takarajima Comics Deluxe (JICC) in 1 volume
The Neighbor No. Thirteen 1994 Published in Comic Scholar (partly) and Birz Comics (tankobon) by Gentosha, 3 volumes
Mon Mon (モンモン) 1995 Serialized in Manga Pachinker
Published by Byakuya Shobo, 1 volume
Tirauchi Kantarō (ティラウチ完太郎) 1995 Serialized in Rockin' on Japan
Published by Feel Comics (Shodensha), 1 volume
Born 2 Die 1995 Serialized in Quick Japan
Published by Birz Comics, Ohta Publishing, 1 volume
Santa Inoue (井上三太) 1996 Short story compilation
Published by Feel Comics (Shodensha), 1 volume
Tokyo Tribes (TOKYO TRIBE2) 1997–2005 Serialized in Boon magazine
Published by Shodensha, 12 volumes
Tokyo Drive 2000 Serialized in Weekly Young Magazine
Published by KC Deluxe (Kodansha), 1 volume
Tokyo Graffiti 2001 Serialized in Weekly Young Jump
Published by Shueisha, 2 volumes
Santa Inoue2 (井上三太2) 2002 Short story compilation
Published by Feel Comics (Shodensha), 1 volume
Tokyo Burger 2007 Serialized in Ollie magazine
Published in 1 volume
Tokyo Tribe2 Spin Off!
ja:TOKYO TRIBE2 SpinOff!
2008 Published in various magazines [26]
Tokyo Tribe 3 2008–12 Serialized in Ollie magazine
Published by Gentosha, 5 volumes
[27]
Dan Da Barbarian 2009–12 Serialized in Comic Birz, 2 volumes
Published by Gentosha, 2 volumes
[16][27]
Motesuke (もて介) 2013 Serialized in Young Champion
Published by Akita Publishing, 2 volumes
English version Kindle
[18]
Tokyo Tribe Waru 2016 Serialized in Young Champion
Published by Akita Publishing


Filmography[edit]

List of live-action appearances on television and film
Year Title Role Notes Source
2004 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Himself / Muralist Ep. "The Grinnan Family" [13][14][28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inoue, Santa. "PROFILE" (in Japanese). Tōkyō-to Shibuyaku Shibuya 1 Chōme 22 − 5: Santastic! Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k McCoy, Travie (December 17, 2008). "So here's a picture of my friend Phil and I". Travie's Blog. Retrieved February 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "James Wong to Remake Manga-Based Thriller Neighbor No. 13". Anime News Network. May 14, 2010. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ Inoue, Santa. 「隣人13号」漫画文庫本 (in Japanese). Tōkyō-to Shibuyaku Shibuya 1 Chōme 22 − 5: Santastic! Entertainment. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 
  5. ^ Inoue, Santa. "tokyo tribe from Santastic! Books" (in Japanese). Tōkyō-to Shibuyaku Shibuya 1 Chōme 22 − 5: Santastic! Entertainment. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Tokyopop to release Santa Inoue's Tokyo Tribes manga" (Press release). Anime News Network. April 21, 2004. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Tokyopop Updates". Anime News Network. March 12, 2004. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ "2005 Eisner Nominations". Anime News Network. April 14, 2005. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Tokyo Tribes TV Anime in October". Anime News Network. May 10, 2006. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 
  10. ^ Mack, Andrew (May 2015). "TOKYO TRIBE: Manga Could Be Coming To TV, Pilot To Shoot This Summer". Twitch Film. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Tokyo Tribe Manga's TV Series Rights Licensed". Anime News Network. May 27, 2015. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Tokyo Tribes' Inoue to Launch New Manga Series This Summer". Anime News Network. March 22, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "Manga Artist on ABC's Extreme Makeover". Anime News Network. October 13, 2004. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b Santa Inoue's Guest Appearance On "Extreme Make Over Home Edition". February 15, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2016 – via YouTube. 
  15. ^ Inoue, Santa. "T.I." (in Japanese). Tōkyō-to Shibuyaku Shibuya 1 Chōme 22 − 5: Santastic! Entertainment. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 
  16. ^ a b "Tokyo Tribes' Inoue to Launch Dan Da Barbarian Manga". Anime News Network. March 22, 2009. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Tokyo Tribes' Inoue Ends Dan Da Barbarian Manga". Anime News Network. February 29, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "Tokyo Tribes' Santa Inoue to Launch Motesuke Manga on August 27". Anime News Network. August 17, 2013. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  19. ^ Inoue, Santa. "SANTASTIC! WEAR" (in Japanese). Tōkyō-to Shibuyaku Shibuya 1 Chōme 22 − 5: Santastic! Entertainment. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  20. ^ Inoue, Santa. "ACCESSORIES" (in Japanese). Tōkyō-to Shibuyaku Shibuya 1 Chōme 22 − 5: Santastic! Entertainment. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  21. ^ Inoue, Santa. "GOODS" (in Japanese). Tōkyō-to Shibuyaku Shibuya 1 Chōme 22 − 5: Santastic! Entertainment. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  22. ^ Inoue, Santa. "SANTASTIC! TV" (in Japanese). Tōkyō-to Shibuyaku Shibuya 1 Chōme 22 − 5: Santastic! Entertainment. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  23. ^ Inoue, Santa (February 16, 2009). "Ollie Photo Shooting '09" (in Japanese). Tōkyō-to Shibuyaku Shibuya 1 Chōme 22 − 5: Santastic! Entertainment. Retrieved February 19, 2009. 
  24. ^ "井上三太". mediaarts-db.jp. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Santainoue - SANTASTIC!". SANTASTIC!. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  26. ^ "TOKYO TRIBE2 Spin Off 全1巻 : マンガ家・井上三太まとめ『TOKYO TRIBE』『隣人13号』『もて介』 - NAVER まとめ". NAVER まとめ. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  27. ^ a b "Tokyo Tribes' Inoue Ends Dan Da Barbarian Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  28. ^ "ICv2: Tokyo Tribes Creator Does Extreme Makeover". icv2.com. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 

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