Tetsuya Saruwatari

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Tetsuya Saruwatari
Born (1958-06-25) June 25, 1958 (age 60)
Ōmuta, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
Occupation Manga artist

Tetsuya Saruwatari (猿渡哲也, Saruwatari Tetsuya, born June 25, 1958) is a Japanese manga artist.[1]

He was born in Ōmuta, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. After dropping out of high school, he worked as assistant of Hiramatsu Shinji and Motomiya Hiroshi. He made the debut as solo manga artist with 海の戦士(Umi No Senshi) on Weekly Shōnen Jump. Saruwatari's longest running manga is the action comic Tough which has been serialized in Young Jump over a decade. Saruwatari also created Riki-Oh, a cult manga sensation featuring graphic martial arts fighting, which was adapted in a Hong Kong live-action film and Japanese OVA.


  • Koukou Tekken-den Tough (25 volumes)
  • Riki-Oh (12 volumes)
  • The Hard (17 volumes)
  • Dog Soldier (12 volumes)
  • BAD POLICE (1 volume)
  • DAN-GAN (5 volumes)
  • Jungle King (1 volume)
  • Damned (3 volumes)
  • SOUL (4 volumes)
  • Tsuukai Abare Bun-ya (1 volume)
  • Abare Bun-ya (13 volumes)
  • Tough (42 volumes)
  • Gokusai (4 Volumes)
  • Dokuro (4 Volumes)
  • Igyoujin Oniwakamaru (4 Volumes)
  • Kizudarake no Jinsei (15 Volumes)
  • Rūnin (2 volumes)
  • Lock Up (4 Volumes)
  • Zig (continuing)


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