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KUWATA Jirou  [Edit]
Associated Names
Jiro Kuwata
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Suita, Osaka prefecture, Japan
Birth Date
April 17, 1935
Last Updated
January 1st, 10:11pm PST
Kuwata was merely 13 when he made his manga debut 1948 with the book "Kaiki Seidan".

In 1957 he had his breakthrough with Maboroshi Tantei, which was adapted into a popular tv show. His next big hit followed in 1963 with 8 Man. However, the series came to an abrupt end when Kuwata, struggling with depression, was arrested for possessing a hand gun in 1965 and his assistants had to finish the final instalments by themselves. (They were not well received).

After this episode Kuwata would continue creating action and sci-fi manga of varying popularity all the while still struggling with depression and alcoholism.

In 1977 he had an epiphany and converted to Buddhism, a move which reflects in his works since then
Blood Type
Shounen(41)  Action(27)  Sci-fi(21)  Adventure(13)  Drama(4)  Horror(3)  Seinen(3)  Sports(3)  Historical(2)  Mecha(2)  Mystery(2)  Supernatural(2)  Adult(1)  Martial Arts(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
8 Man   Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Shounen   1963
Akumu no Shisha   Horror, Shounen   2005
Android Pini   Sci-fi   1966
Arashi no Champion   Martial Arts, Shounen, Sports   1956
Baby Tech   Action, Adventure, Shounen   1959
Batman (KUWATA Jirou)   Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Shounen, Supernatural   1966
Black Hole X   Sci-fi   1980
Chouken Leap   Action, Sci-fi, Shounen   1965
Daimakyou     1980
Death Hunter   Action, Drama, Shounen   1969
Denjin X Man   Action, Sci-fi, Shounen   1973
Denkou Shounen Spark Dan   Action, Adventure, Shounen   1959
Elite   Action, Sci-fi, Shounen   1965
Esper 3   Action, Shounen   1964
Garoro Q   Action, Shounen   1961
Gekkou Kamen   Action, Adventure, Shounen   1958
Ginga R3   Adventure, Sci-fi, Shounen   1962
God Arm   Shounen   1976
Godzilla vs Mecha Godzilla Kessenshi   Horror, Mecha, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural   1993
Hokekyou Tamashii no Kotoba     1998
Hyouman   Action, Shounen   1968
Interi Goemon   Sci-fi, Shounen   1969
Kaiki Daisakusen   Action, Sci-fi, Shounen   1968
Kaishounen Jun   Action, Sci-fi, Shounen   1972
Kawari Ooi ni Warau!   Action, Sci-fi, Shounen   1971
Kiiroi Tebukuro X   Action, Shounen   1966
King Robo   Action, Sci-fi, Shounen   1963
Kurayami no Me   Horror, Shounen   1980
Kurowashi Shounen   Action, Adventure, Shounen   1958
Kyojin 16-gou   Action, Adventure, Shounen   1958
Maboroshi Shiro   Historical, Shounen   1960
Maboroshi Tantei   Action, Adventure, Shounen   1957
Mach Go Go Go   Action, Mecha, Shounen, Sports   1966
Manga de Toki Akasu Hannya Shingyou no Nazo Gen     2010
Masker Blue   Shounen   1979
Miraijin Ken + Ore wa Ishimatsu da + Karasa no Naka no Aitsu     --
Miyamoto Musashi   Drama, Historical, Seinen   1991
Mutant Den   Adventure, Shounen   1970
Ring no Takaou   Action, Shounen, Sports   1975
Robot Tarou   Adventure, Sci-fi, Shounen   1956
Shingo   Sci-fi, Shounen   1969
Shounen Jupiter   Sci-fi, Shounen   1965
Shounen Tanteiou   Adventure, Mystery, Shounen   1957
Shuujinsen   Sci-fi, Shounen   1979
Speed J   Action, Shounen   1965
Sunglasses o Hazusanaide   Adult, Seinen   2006
Super Giants   Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Shounen   1957
Super Giants (KUWATA Jirou)     --
Ultra Seven   Action, Sci-fi, Shounen   1967
Ultra Seven: The Best   Action, Sci-fi, Shounen   1967
Ultraman (KUWATA Jirou)     --
Ushinawareta Mu Tairiku   Sci-fi   1979
X Man   Action, Shounen   1960
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