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SAMURA Hiroaki  [Edit]
Associated Names
TAKEI Teashi
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Chiba, Japan
Birth Date
February 17, 1970
Last Updated
January 29th, 4:20am PST
He has also done various illustrations for magazines and EroGuro work. He has an EroGuro book out that is mostly a compilation of some of the work he has created. His favourite bands are Queen, Black Sabbath and Jittarin Jin.

Art Style
He has a good understanding of anatomy that allows him to create uniquely expressive poses and angles. His use of accurately detailed shots of hands and feet makes them almost as reflective of character and mood as his faces. Atmospheric backgrounds and landscapes round out the look of the manga, which incorporates many panels done in a finished, shaded pencil style rather than in inked line art. His superb drawing skills are shown to their best advantage in these penciled panels. This applies to most of the manga and artwork he has created. He doesn't seem to use pencils as much as he used to though, preferring a sketchy ink style instead.

Samura (b. 1970) says that he always wanted to be a manga artist. However, unlike most mangaka, he attended art school for a time and has a classical art education. He disliked oil painting and prefers to work in black and white. He says that he disliked oil painting from the start because of the smell of the paint and employed someone to help himself cheat to get through the course, which he is quite open about in interviews [1] He never completed the course because he got picked up by Afternoon before he graduated to do Blade of the Immortal.
Blood Type
Drama(7)  Seinen(7)  Adult(6)  Action(5)  Comedy(5)  Tragedy(5)  Historical(4)  Slice of Life(4)  Horror(3)  Mature(3)  Sci-fi(3)  Supernatural(3)  Adventure(2)  Doujinshi(1)  Fantasy(1)  Hentai(1)  Josei(1)  Martial Arts(1)  Mecha(1)  Psychological(1)  Romance(1)  Yuri(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Beageruta   Action, Adult, Drama, Seinen   2010
Bradherley no Basha   Adult, Historical, Psychological, Tragedy   2005
Brute Love   Adult, Drama, Hentai, Horror   2006
Gensou Gynaccoracy   Action, Adult, Comedy, Drama, Josei, Slice of Life, Supernatural   2014
Halcyon Lunch   Comedy, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural   2008
Harukaze no Snegurochka   Action, Adult, Historical, Tragedy   2013
Manga of the Dead   Action, Horror, Mature, Sci-fi, Supernatural, Tragedy   2012
Mugen no Juunin   Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen   1993
Nami yo Kiite Kure   Comedy, Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life   2014
Night of the Succubus   Adult, Doujinshi, Fantasy, Horror, Tragedy, Yuri   2003
Ohikkoshi   Comedy, Drama, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life   1999
Shin Seiki Evangelion Eva Anthology   Comedy, Mecha, Sci-fi, Seinen   2004
Sister Generator   Adventure, Drama, Historical, Mature, Seinen, Slice of Life, Tragedy   2009
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