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OKAMURA Yoshiyuki  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Birth Date
June 16, 1947
Last Updated
July 23rd, 8:22am PST
Yoshiyuki Okamura (岡村善行), also known as Buronson (武論尊) or Sho Fumimura (史村翔 Fumimura Shō), is a Japanese manga writer most known by his famous work Hokuto no Ken. known in English as Fist of the North Star.
He graduated from the Japanese Air Force Training School in 1967 and served as an Air Force radar mechanic. In 1969 he discharged from the Japanese Navy and was soon hired by Hiroshi Motomiya as a manga assistant. He started his manga writing career when he wrote the script of Pink Punch: Miyabi in 1972, drawn by Goro Sakai. In 1975 Buronson wrote his first big hit The Doberman Detective, drawn by Shinji Hiramatsu. The famous Hokuto no Ken made its debute as Buronson's greatest hit in 1983, drawn by Tetsuo Hara. In 1989 his story Ourou was released as a manga serialized in Animal Magazine, drawn by Kentarou Miura, and in 1990 a sequel entitled Ourou Den was released by the same manga artist. Buronson also collaborated with the manga artist Ryoichi Ikegami in many works as Strain (manga) , Human (manga) and the famous Sanctuary (manga). Among his other major works are The Phantom Gang, with art by Kaoru Shintani.

Buronson was mainly influenced by movies such as Bruce Lee's, and Mad Max.

The nickname Buronson is a tribute to the American actor Charles Bronson, whose way of growing the mustache was imitated by Yoshiyuki Okamura too.
Blood Type
Seinen(20)  Action(17)  Mature(10)  Shounen(9)  Drama(8)  Historical(5)  Martial Arts(5)  Adventure(4)  Adult(2)  Comedy(2)  Mystery(2)  Sci-fi(2)  Sports(2)  Tragedy(2)  Romance(1)  School Life(1)  Supernatural(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
DD Hokuto no Ken   Comedy, Seinen   2010
Doberman Keiji   Action, Shounen   1975
Dog Law   Seinen   2007
Full Swing   Shounen, Sports   2010
G - Gokudo Girl   Action, School Life, Seinen   2003
Go for Break   Seinen   2000
Gokuaku no Hana - Houkuto no Ken - Jagi Gaiden   Action, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen, Tragedy   2008
Heat   Action, Adult, Drama, Mature, Seinen   1999
Hokuto no Ken   Action, Adventure, Drama, Martial Arts, Mature, Sci-fi, Shounen   1983
Hokuto no Ken - Ichigo Aji   Comedy, Seinen   2013
Hokuto no Ken - Yuria Gaiden - Jibo no Hoshi   Action, Mature, Seinen   2007
Houkou no Kumo - Hokuto no Ken - Juuza Gaiden   Martial Arts, Shounen   2009
Houkuto no Ken - Ryuken Gaiden   Action, Adventure, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen   2006
Japan   Action, Adventure, Drama, Mature, Mystery, Sci-fi, Seinen   1992
King of Wolves   Action, Drama, Historical, Mature, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural   1989
Lord   Action, Historical, Mature, Seinen   2004
Mad Dog     1983
Maji da yo!!   Shounen   1988
Manmosu   Action, Shounen   1984
Mushimushi Korokoro   Seinen   1993
Ourou Den   Action, Drama, Historical, Mature, Seinen   1990
Phantom Burai   Action, Drama, Shounen   1978
Rising-san   Shounen   2002
Rokumonsen Rock   Action, Drama, Historical, Seinen   2013
Shin Doberman Keiji   Action, Mystery, Seinen   2012
Shirogane no Seija - Hokuto no Ken Toki Gaiden   Seinen   2007
Shiroi Natsu (ADACHI Mitsuru)   Drama, Shounen, Sports, Tragedy   2002
Soul Ha Dainishou   Seinen   2011
Souten no Ken   Action, Adventure, Historical, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen   2001
Strain   Action, Adult, Seinen   1996
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