Tsutomu Takahashi

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Tsutomu Takahashi
BornSeptember 20, 1965
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationManga artist
Known forJiraishin, Blue Heaven, Skyhigh manga series
WebsiteOfficial Site

Tsutomu Takahashi (高橋 ツトム, Takahashi Tsutomu), born on September 20, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan, is a Japanese manga artist, who is well known for his manga Jiraishin. As of March 2006, he is currently married and has one child. His alias is Ichigo Nekota.


He began his involvement in the manga work with the creation of Jiraishin, published and serialized in Afternoon magazine and published in Kodansha, which made him a popular icon in Japan from 1992-1999. In late 1999, he published a single manga volume called ALIVE, published by Shueisha. Shortly afterwards, he published Tetsuwan Girl, which is also carried by Kodansha as well.

Takahashi was a guest lecturer at Ritsumeikan University back in 1998, giving a talk on "Expression". Many of the students and teachers have said that he is well liked and popular due to his sense of humor and his looks. His former assistant was Tsutomu Nihei, who went to create the manga BLAME!.[1][2][3] Takahashi's travels to the United States, New York City in particular, enabled him to create scenes in Jiraishin that had English conversations. His travels also influenced him to make Kyoya, Eriko and other Jiraishin characters speak fluent English.[4]

Takahashi provided the cover art for Galneryus' 2017 album Ultimate Sacrifice.[5]





  • Ultimate Sacrifice by Galneryus - album cover


  1. ^ "Interesting Doo-dads". Retrieved 2011-03-25.
  2. ^ "Tsutomu Nihei" (in French). Glenat. Archived from the original on 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2011-03-25.
  3. ^ "Article Biomega - Volume I" (in French). Retrieved 2011-03-25.
  4. ^ Seen in various notes at the end of each manga volume during the New York stories.
  5. ^ "GALNERYUSが追求する、ヘヴィメタルとしての"新しさ" 「引き出しが増えていくことが大事」". Real Sound (in Japanese). 2017-09-27. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Tsutomu Takahashi Work List" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2011-03-25.
  7. ^ a b c d Peter Van Huffel (2004-01-17). "Takahashi Tsutomu 高橋ツトム". Retrieved 2011-03-25.
  8. ^ a b "Tsutomu TAKAHASHI" (in French). Retrieved 2011-03-25.
  9. ^ Gad Guard, Episode 13: The People Who Live in Darkness/Dwellers of the Dark credits.

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