Taira Hara

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Hara on a quiz show.

Taira Hara (はら たいら, Hara Taira, 8 March 1943 - 10 November 2006) was a Japanese manga artist and tarento born in Tosayamada (now part of Kami), Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. He was a long-time resident of Koishikawa, Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan. He made his professional manga debut in 1963 with his story Shinjuku BB (新宿B·B, Shinjuku Bebe), published in Weekly Manga Times.

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Hara was the oldest son, though he had an older sister. His father died of tuberculosis before he was born.

Hara died of liver cancer on 10 November 2006 at a hospital in Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture.