Tsukasa Hojo

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Tsukasa Hojo at Japan Expo 2010

Tsukasa Hojo (北条 司 Hōjō Tsukasa?, born on March 5, 1959, in Kokura, Kitakyushu, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist.[1] He studied technical design while still at Kyushu Sangyo University, where he began to draw manga. He worked on several one-shot stories before releasing his serialized works: Cat's Eye, City Hunter and Angel Heart.

After the success of Cat's Eye and City Hunter, Hojo went on to work on other series such as Family Compo. His current ongoing series is Angel Heart, a spinoff of City Hunter set in an alternate universe. It has been serialized in the Weekly Comic Bunch since 2001 and 30 collected volumes has been published so far.

Tsukasa Hojo is Takehiko Inoue's mentor. Inoue worked as an assistant to Hojo during the production of City Hunter. Hojo is also a long-time acquaintance of Fist of the North Star illustrator Tetsuo Hara, who was also one of the founders of Coamix. Hojo contributed to the production Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior film series by designing the character of Reina.

He was honor guest of the eleventh French Japan Expo which was held in July 2010.[2]


Title Publication Date
Space Angel Weekly Shonen Jump 1979[3]
Ore wa Otoko Da! Weekly Shonen Jump August 1980[3]
三級刑事 Weekly Shonen Jump January 1981[3]
キャッツ♡アイ Weekly Shonen Jump 1981 Issue 29[3]
Cat's Eye (キャッツアイ?) Weekly Shonen Jump 1981 Issue 40 - 1984 Issue 44[3]
Space Angel Weekly Shonen Jump 1982 Issue 16[3]
City Hunter XYZ Weekly Shonen Jump 1983 Issue 18[3]
City Hunter Double Edge Weekly Shonen Jump 1984 Issue 2[3]
Cat's Eye Weekly Shonen Jump 1985 Issue 6[3]
City Hunter (シティーハンター?) Weekly Shonen Jump 1985 Issue 13[3]
ねこまんまお変わり♡ Weekly Shonen Jump 1986 Issue 6[3]
Splash! Weekly Shonen Jump April 1987[3]
Splash! 2 Weekly Shonen Jump June 1987[3]
天使の贈りもの Weekly Shonen Jump 1988 Issue 34[3]
Splash! 3 Super Jump November 1988[3]
Splash! 4 Super Jump April 1989[3]
Taxi Driver Weekly Shonen Jump 1990 Issue 6[3]
Komorebi no Moto de (こもれ陽の下で…?, Under the Dapple Shade) Weekly Shonen Jump 1993–1994
Rash!! Weekly Shonen Jump 1994–1995
Family Compo (ファミリー・コンポ?) Manga Allman 1996–2000
Angel Heart (エンジェル・ハート?) Weekly Comic Bunch 2001–2010
Angel Heart 2nd Season Monthly Comic Zenon 2010-ongoing


  1. ^ "Comic creator: Tsukasa Hôjo". lambiek.net. Retrieved April 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Animeland - Tsukasa Hôjô à Japan Expo" (in French). Animeland. February 19, 2010. Retrieved April 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Tsukasa Hojo Illustrations pg 105

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