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SHIRIAGARI Kotobuki  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Aoi, Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Birth Date
January 1, 1958
Last Updated
May 3rd, 2:50am PST
Shiriagari Kotobuki is the undisputed champion of vaudeville in manga. His work is always absurd and oftentimes intelligent. He flips casually through styles and themes: heta-uma, shojo, gag, surrealism. His first manga in the early 1980s were parodies of 50s-60s period and horror gekiga. He then moved on to basic Japanese social types, like white collar "salary men" and secretarial "office ladies" (but beared). Shiriagari hit big in the 1990s, receiving numberous awards for his work, most of all the Yaji Kita series, a zany surrealistic perversion of Edo-period travel literature. It was made into a film in 2004. Shiriagari has also been successful as a commercial artist, from character design for a popular national children's television program, to the opening animation to one of the Takeshi Kitano's television variety shows.
Blood Type
Seinen(31)  Comedy(16)  Sci-fi(7)  Adventure(5)  Drama(3)  Horror(3)  Fantasy(2)  Historical(2)  Psychological(2)  Slice of Life(2)  Tragedy(2)  Action(1)  Adult(1)  Romance(1)  School Life(1)  Sports(1)  Supernatural(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Hanshin Tigers Sousetsu 80 Shuunen Kinen Zoukan   Comedy, Seinen, Sports   2015
Kuroki Kawa   Adventure, Sci-fi, Seinen   2012
Ano Hi kara no   Seinen   2011
Mujou Soushi   Historical, Seinen   2011
[ ]   Seinen   2010
Ax - Alternative Manga   Adult, Comedy, Historical, Horror, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Slice of Life   2010
Zonzai na Sonzai   Comedy, Seinen   2010
Demo, Ma Ii ka.   Comedy, Seinen   2009
Soko wa Ikidomari da yo.   Comedy, Seinen   2008
Tonsura   Comedy, Seinen   2008
Aoi Me no Okappiki Henry Torimonochou   Comedy, Seinen   2008
Futago no Oyaji   Seinen   2007
Gerogero Pusuka   Drama, Seinen   2007
Watashi-tachi no Suki na Mono   Sci-fi, Seinen   2007
Sukiyaki Western Django   Comedy, Seinen   2007
Jacaranda   Horror, Seinen, Supernatural, Tragedy   2005
Fantasy, Oji-san o Tsutsumu.   Fantasy, Seinen   2004
Shin Hige no OL Yabuuchi Sasako   Comedy, Seinen   2004
Nandemo Ponta   Comedy, Seinen   2003
A○S   Horror, Seinen   2002
Keiki Bakuhatsu.   Comedy, Seinen   2002
"Haikai Roujin" Don Quixote   Action, Drama, Slice of Life, Tragedy   2001
Risutora Gunshi Oomae Takayama   Seinen   2001
Hakobune (SHIRIAGARI Kotobuki)   Sci-fi, Seinen   2000
Jiji Oyaji   Comedy, Seinen   1999
Yajikita in Deep   Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Seinen   1998
Zoku Hige no OL Yabuuchi Sasako   Comedy   1997
Hinshi no Essayist   Drama, Psychological, Seinen   1996
Hige no OL Yabuuchi Sasako   Comedy, Seinen   1986
Noa no Ahobune   Adventure, Sci-fi, Seinen   --
Oshigoto   Comedy, Seinen   --
Soshite, Kanata e.   Adventure, Sci-fi, Seinen   --
Otogi no Kuni no Memento Mori   Sci-fi, Seinen   --
Alexander Ensei   Adventure, Sci-fi, Seinen   --
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