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FURUYA Usamaru  [Edit]
     
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Name (in native language)
古屋兎丸
 
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Birth Date
January 25, 1968
 
Zodiac
Aquarius
 
Last Updated
June 5th, 7:33am PST
 
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Usamaru Furuya was born January 25, 1968. His path to manga was unusual. He studied sculpture and abstract three-dimensional figures in art school, and afterwards even became involved with butoh dance. For a while he worked as a high school art teacher. He made his debut as a manga artist with the ground-breaking four-panel "gag" strip Palepoli, which was serialized in the legendary avant-garde comics magazine Garo in 1994.

Since then he has gone on to publish in major weekly magazines in Japan, such as Young Sunday (where Short Cuts was first serialized). In English, his work has appeared in PULP: The Manga Magazine and Secret Comics Japan.

A message to American readers from Usamaru Furuya: "I've heard that 80% of America is made up of anthropocentric and passionate Christians who deny the theory of evolution. Could this be a misconception on my part? I think it probably is. I think there are a great many misconceptions between Americans and Japanese. If only we could overcome these through manga."

His self portrait is of a crabby (?) rabbit, which is a gag on the first kanji of his given name "兎", which means "rabbit".
 
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Gender
Male
 
Genres
Psychological(15)  Drama(13)  Mature(10)  Seinen(10)  Tragedy(8)  Comedy(7)  School Life(7)  Horror(6)  Romance(6)  Adult(5)  Sci-fi(4)  Slice of Life(4)  Supernatural(4)  Fantasy(3)  Mystery(3)  Adventure(2)  Historical(2)  Shounen(2)  Action(1)  Ecchi(1)  Josei(1) 
 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
π   Adult, Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, Seinen   2002
At Na-chan's   Slice of Life, Tragedy   --
Bokura no Hikari Club   Adult, Drama, Horror, Mature, Psychological, Seinen, Tragedy   2011
Donki Kourin   Josei, Mystery, School Life   2004
Garden (FURUYA Usamaru)   Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mature, Psychological, Sci-fi, Tragedy   2000
Genkaku Picasso   Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Psychological, School Life, Shounen, Supernatural   2008
Happiness   Adult, Drama, Psychological, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life   2006
Innocents Shounen Juujigun   Adventure, Drama, Historical, Mature, Psychological, Supernatural, Tragedy   2007
Jisatsu Circle   Drama, Horror, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, School Life   2002
Joshi Kousei ni Korosaretai     --
Kanojo o Mamoru 51 no Houhou   Action, Drama, Mature, Psychological, Romance, Seinen, Tragedy   2006
Litchi Hikari Club   Adult, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Romance, Sci-fi, Tragedy   2006
Marie no Kanaderu Ongaku   Drama, Fantasy, Mature, Psychological, Romance, Sci-fi, Seinen, Tragedy   2001
Ningen Shikkaku   Drama, Historical, Psychological, Seinen, Slice of Life, Tragedy   2009
Palepoli   Comedy, Mature, Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural   1996
Plastic Girl (FURUYA Usamaru)   Drama, Mature, Psychological   2000
Secret Comics Japan   Adult, Horror, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural   2000
Short Cuts   Comedy, Mature, School Life, Seinen   1996
Shounenshoujo Ryouryuuki   Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, School Life, Seinen, Slice of Life   2006
Teiichi no Kuni   Drama, Psychological, School Life, Shounen   2010
Wsamarus 2001   Drama, Horror, Psychological, Romance, School Life   2000
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