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SASOU Akira  [Edit]
Associated Names
SASO Akira
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Takarazuka, Hyogo, Japan
Birth Date
February 9, 1961
Last Updated
July 30th, 5:19am PST
Birth name: Akira (晃) Sasou (佐草)

Graduate of Osaka Kyoiku University Ikeda High School and of Waseda University Literature Course.
Creator of "Busy Love (Ai ni Isogasii)" and "There is No Tomorrow for Us (Oretachi ni Asu wa Naissu)"

He spent his childhood in Bombay, India. He graduated from the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences I in Waseda University. His debut work, Shiroi Shiroi Natsuyanen, was awarded the Grand Chiba Tetsuya Prize in 1984. He won an Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival and the Award for Excellence at Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for Shindo in 1999. His major work includes Oretachi ni Asu wa Naissu. He has held a lectureship at the Faculty of Manga, Department of Manga, Kyoto Seika University, since 2006.
Blood Type
Seinen(11)  Drama(5)  Slice of Life(3)  Romance(2)  School Life(2)  Action(1)  Comedy(1)  Mature(1)  Mystery(1)  Psychological(1)  Sports(1) 
Official Website
Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Hanshin Tigers Sousetsu 80 Shuunen Kinen Zoukan   Comedy, Seinen, Sports   2015
Hana ni Tohitama e     2014
Musicophilia   Seinen   2010
Manga no Houhouron: Chou Manga Daigaku     2010
Sayonara Gunjou   Seinen   2009
Okuribito   Romance, Seinen   2008
Monami Channel!     2007
Kodomo no Kodomo   Drama, Mature, School Life, Seinen, Slice of Life   2004
Maestro   Seinen   2004
Kodomo no Joukei   School Life, Slice of Life   2003
Fujisan   Seinen   2001
Inu Inu Inu   Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life   2000
Yamada Marumo-chan     2000
Toto no Sekai   Action, Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen   1999
1 + 1 wa?     1999
Kuro no Oneisan     1999
Shindo   Drama, Romance, Seinen   1998
True Colors   Drama   1996
Kenkotsu     1996
Tamaki Toyohiro-kun Satsujin Jiken     1996
Mushi² Tamagawa     1996
Ore-tachi ni Asu wa Naissu     1994
Hana     1993
Oki ni Mesu Mama.     1993
Pu-san     1992
Ai ga Isogashii   Seinen   1991
Seesaw Game (SASOU Akira)     1989
Puipui     1988
Benke     1988
Boku ga Neko Datta Koro     1987
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