Shirow Miwa

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Shirow Miwa
Born (1978-11-09) November 9, 1978 (age 40)
Toyama, Toyama Prefecture, Japan
Area(s)Character design, Writer, Manga artist
Pseudonym(s)Ikura Moto
Notable works

Shirow Miwa (三輪士郎, Miwa Shirō, born November 9, 1978) is a Japanese manga artist and illustrator. He is best known as the writer and artist for the Dogs manga series, but has also contributed illustrations to various tribute books, and magazines, including Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan. Miwa sometimes publishes under the circle name of m.m.m. + Gee. He is also an official member of Doujin Band Supercell as Illustrator and Designer. Miwa also drew the character designs for the games 7th Dragon 2020, 7th Dragon 2020-II and 7th Dragon III code:VFD which are sequel games (in that order) within the 7th Dragon series.


Shirow's debut manga, Black Mind, a short series created in collaboration with Darai Kusanagi, was serialized in Ultra Jump in 1999,[1] and was followed by his first solo series, Dogs, which was serialized from 2000 to 2001.[2][3] The sequel, Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, began serialization in 2005.[4] In August 2008, the Dogs prequel and sequel were announced to have been licensed by Viz Media; Dogs was subsequently released in April 2009 as Dogs, Volume 0: Prelude using the Bullets & Carnage logo.[5] In 2009, Dogs was adapted into a 4 episode OVA series by David Production. Shirow also made the character designs for the anime Kiznaiver. Shirow also worked with Rooster Teeth to make a novel for their animated series RWBY, which was published on May 19, 2017.



  1. ^ a b "Dogs: Prelude, Volume 0: Shirow Miwa: Books". Retrieved 2009-06-17.
  2. ^ "BACK NUMBERS 2000年11月号". Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  3. ^ "BACK NUMBERS 2001年7月号". Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  4. ^ a b c "BACK NUMBERS 2005年7月特大号". Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  5. ^ "Viz Media Picks Up Miwa's Dogs, Mase's Ikigami Manga". Anime News Network. 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2008-08-06.
  6. ^ "Devil May Cry: ライトノベル". Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved July 18, 2013.

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