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FURUYA Minoru  [Edit]
     
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Associated Names
古谷實
 
Name (in native language)
古谷実
 
Birth Place
Saitama, Japan
 
Birth Date
March 28, 1972
 
Zodiac
Aries
 
Last Updated
February 6th, 12:07pm PST
 
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His debut work was Ike! Inachū takkyū-bu, known in English as Ping-Pong Club, published in Young Magazine. In 1996, he won the Kodansha Manga Award for Ping-Pong Club.

He made his debut in 1993 with the manga Ping-Pong Club published weekly in Young Magazine. The series became a big hit and was also produced as an animated series. It was such a success that it set the standard for comedy manga throughout the 1990s.

In 1997, his second series, Boku to Issho, began publication in Young Magazine. It was also a comedy series, but with a focus on a more realistic storyline. His artistic style was also more subdued with fewer outrageous caricatures. As a follow up to this series, he produced another comedy manga, Green Hill. Though both series were comedies, he also explored themes such as the pressures, hopelessness and futility of modern life. Through his characters, he attempted to give a clear message about the difficulties associated with living in Japan's extreme capitalism. Combining these themes within a comedic storyline made for a very compelling and effective story.

In 2000, his first child was born.

From 2001 to 2002 Young Magazine published Himizu which was substantially different from his previous work. Rather than a comedy manga, the story focused on the character's psychological state of mind and how they dealt with stressful situations. Many fans were outspokenly disappointed with Furuya's sudden change in style to more realistic stories lacking in comedy. However, there were also many fans who saw his change as refreshing and welcomed it.

In any case, in the final installment of his last manga, Wanitokagegisu, he wrote a note announcing his intention to "make a fresh start", possibly intending to return to comedy manga.
 
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Genres
Seinen(9)  Comedy(7)  Mature(5)  Slice of Life(5)  Romance(4)  Psychological(3)  Drama(2)  Adult(1)  Horror(1)  School Life(1)  Supernatural(1) 
 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Boku to Issho   Comedy, Mature, Seinen, Slice of Life   1997
Ciguatera   Adult, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life   2003
Green Hill   Comedy, Seinen   1999
Himeanoru   Comedy, Horror, Mature, Psychological, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life   2008
Himizu   Drama, Mature, Psychological, Seinen, Slice of Life   2001
Ike! Inachuu Takkyuubu   Comedy, Mature, Romance, School Life, Seinen   1993
Saruchinesu   Seinen   2012
Super Remix Best   Comedy, Seinen, Supernatural   2001
Wanitokagegisu   Comedy, Mature, Psychological, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life   2006
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