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URASAWA Naoki    [Edit]
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Associated Names
Урасава Наоки

Name (in native language)
浦沢直樹

Birth Place
Tokyo, Japan

Birth Date
January 2, 1960

Zodiac
Capricorn

Last Updated
August 31st, 12:47pm PST

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Urasawa Naoki studied at Meisei University and graduated with a degree in economics.

After working as assistant to NOBE Toshio he made his debut with BETA! in 1983 which was published in Bessatsu Golgo 13 Magazine.

He has received the Shogakukan Manga Award three times, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize twice, and the Kodansha Manga Award once.

As a hobby, Urasawa is also the vocalist and guitarist of a rock band. He released his debut single Tsuki ga Tottemo... in 2008 and his debut album Half Century Man in 2009. He is a big fan of Bob Dylan.

In 2008, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Junot Diaz praised Monster and added that "Urasawa is a national treasure in Japan."

Urasawa has collaborated multiple times with NAGASAKI Takashi.

HOSHINO Yasushi was an assistant of his.

Since 2014 he has been presenting documentary TV show Urasawa Naoki no Manben on NHK E, interviewing manga artists such as ASANO Inio, HANAZAWA Kengo and ITO Junji.

He has also started a youtube channel for the promotion of Asadora! and Interviews with young mangakas.Click here

Blood Type
B

Gender
Male

Genres
Seinen(25)  Drama(17)  Mystery(13)  Comedy(10)  Slice of Life(10)  Psychological(7)  Historical(7)  Mature(7)  Adventure(5)  Action(5)  Sci-fi(5)  Supernatural(5)  Tragedy(5)  Horror(4)  Romance(2)  Sports(2)  Martial Arts(2)  School Life(1) 

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Series Title (Click for series info)
Genre
Drama, Historical, Horror, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen, Tragedy
1999
Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Seinen, Slice of Life
2009
Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Seinen, Slice of Life
2008
Drama, Historical, Horror, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen, Tragedy
2006
Comedy, School Life, Seinen
1987
Drama, Historical, Seinen, Supernatural
2018
Drama, Historical, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural
2008
Action, Drama, Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural
2016
Drama, Mature, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life, Sports
1993
Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life
2018
Comedy, Martial Arts, Seinen, Slice of Life
1994
Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Seinen, Slice of Life
1995
Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural
2019
Comedy, Slice of Life
1987
Adventure, Drama, Historical, Mystery, Seinen
1988
Adventure, Drama, Historical, Mature, Mystery, Seinen
2012
Drama, Horror, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen, Tragedy
1994
Horror, Psychological, Tragedy
2002
Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen
2017
Comedy, Seinen
1988
Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life
1987
Seinen
2015
Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Seinen
1985
Action, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen, Tragedy
2004
Seinen, Slice of Life
2000
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural
2014
Comedy, Drama, Martial Arts, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life, Sports
1986
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