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TSUCHIDA Seiki  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Akita prefecture, Japan
Birth Date
March 21, 1969
Last Updated
June 29th, 10:28am PST
Tsuchida was born in Akita Prefecture, and he made his professional manga debut while he was still a teenager in 1986. That year, he was a finalist for the prestigious Tetsuya Chiba Prize with his submission "Zansho," which became the first installment of his Miseinen series. His breakthough work was Orebushi, a 1991 Weekly Big Comic Spirits series about a high school who travels from rural Tsugaru to Tokyo to seek his forture as an traditional enka singer. Three years later, he launched Henshūō, his hit seres about a former boxer who becomes a manga editor.

Tsuchida launched his best-known work, Under the same Moon, in Shogakukan's Young Sunday magazine. It won the Excellence Prize in the Media Arts Festival Awards in 1999, and it inspired a 2005 film starring Yosuke Kubozuka. His latest series, Kazoku, ran in Thursday's issue of Nihobungeisha's Weekly Manga Goraku magazine. He was set to contribute to Shueisha's Grand Jump Premium magazine, which just launched in December.

Passed away on April 24, 2012 from cirrhosis.
Blood Type
Seinen(11)  Slice of Life(3)  Sports(3)  Tragedy(3)  Drama(2)  Psychological(2) 
Official Website
Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Ariyama Koriyama   Seinen, Sports   1994
Ei-chan     1989
Gekkyuu   Sports   2001
Genkin o Moyasu Kai   Seinen   2011
Giragira     2002
Haru no Yume     1998
Henshuu Ou   Seinen, Slice of Life   1993
Ikite mo Ikite mo Ame   Seinen   2008
Kane     1996
Kazoku   Seinen   2011
Kumoizuru Tokoro   Seinen   2002
Miseinen     1988
Mizu no Naka no Tsuki     1998
No Thank You No Thank You     2005
Onaji Tsuki o Mite Iru   Drama, Seinen   1998
Ore no My Ball   Sports   2000
Orebushi   Seinen   1991
Route 77     2001
Sekkachi Pin-chan     --
Shachi     --
Tackle Beat     1990
Taka     1990
Tsuchida Seiki Tankoubon Mishuu Kessakushuu   Seinen   2000
Yomawari Sensei   Psychological, Seinen, Slice of Life, Tragedy   2005
Yomawari Sensei - Kibou Hen   Drama, Psychological, Slice of Life, Tragedy   2012
Yomawari Sensei - Tokubetsu Hen   Seinen, Tragedy   2009
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