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URASAWA Naoki    [Edit]
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Associated Names
Naoki Urasawa
Наоки Урасава (Russian)

Name (in native language)
浦沢直樹

Birth Place
Tokyo, Japan

Birth Date
January 2, 1960

Zodiac
Capricorn

Last Updated
January 15th 2023, 2:37pm

Status
N/A

Comments
When he was younger he didn’t read hot-blooded sports genre mangas that KAJIWARA Ikki pioneered (ie. Ashita no Joe and Kyojin no Hoshi). Then in his 20s, he was fascinated by new-age mangas like Akira and started reading mangas from that time. Urasawa 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 of Japan."

Urasawa has collaborated multiple times with NAGASAKI Takashi.

HOSHINO Yasushi and HASHIMOTO Kozou were assistants of his.

Since 2014 he has been presenting a documentary TV show called 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! where he interviews young mangakas as well.

Blood Type
B

Gender
Male

Genres
Seinen(23)  Drama(17)  Comedy(13)  Mystery(13)  Slice of Life(9)  Mature(7)  Psychological(7)  Tragedy(6)  Adventure(5)  Action(4)  Historical(4)  Sci-fi(4)  Supernatural(4)  Horror(2)  Martial Arts(2)  Romance(2)  Sports(2)  School Life(1)  Shoujo(1) 

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Series Title (Click for series info)
Genre
Drama, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen, Tragedy
1999
Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Seinen, Slice of Life
2009
Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Seinen, Slice of Life
2008
Drama, 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, Tragedy
2008
Drama, Mature, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life, Sports
1993
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, Mystery, Seinen
2012
Drama, Horror, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen, Tragedy
1994
Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Tragedy
2002
Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen
2017
Comedy, Seinen
1988
Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life
1987
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mature, Seinen
1985
Action, Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen, Tragedy
2003
Seinen, Slice of Life
2000
Comedy, Shoujo
2023
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural
2014
Comedy, Drama, Mature, Seinen
2023
Comedy, Drama, Martial Arts, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life, Sports
1986
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