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KUWATA Jirou    [Edit]
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Associated Names
Jiro Kuwata
Kuwata Jiro
桑田二郎

Name (in native language)
桑田次郎

Birth Place
Suita, Osaka prefecture, Japan

Birth Date
April 17, 1935

Zodiac
Aries

Last Updated
December 6th, 7:32am PST

Comments
Kuwata was merely 13 when he made his manga debut 1948 with the book "Kaiki Seidan".

In 1957 he had his breakthrough with Maboroshi Tantei, which was adapted into a popular tv show. His next big hit followed in 1963 with 8 Man. However, the series came to an abrupt end when Kuwata, struggling with depression, was arrested for possessing a hand gun in 1965 and his assistants had to finish the final instalments by themselves. (They were not well received).

After this episode Kuwata would continue creating action and sci-fi manga of varying popularity all the while still struggling with depression and alcoholism.

In 1977 he had an epiphany and converted to Buddhism, a move which reflects in his works since then

He died on July 2nd, 2020, he was 85 years old.

He studied under OKA Tomohiko, at the same as KAZUMINE Daiji.

Among his former assistants there were
KUSUNOKI Takaharu, OBATA Shunji, MATSUHISA Yuu, KOYAMA Haruo & INOUE Hideoki.

Blood Type
N/A

Gender
Male

Genres
Shounen(41)  Action(27)  Sci-fi(22)  Adventure(14)  Drama(6)  Horror(3)  Sports(2)  Mystery(2)  Supernatural(2)  Historical(2)  Seinen(2)  Adult(1)  Mecha(1)  Mature(1)  Martial Arts(1) 

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Series Title (Click for series info)
Genre
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Shounen
1963
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Shounen
2020
Horror, Shounen
2005
Sci-fi
1966
Martial Arts, Shounen, Sports
1956
Action, Adventure, Shounen
1959
Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Shounen, Supernatural
1966
Sci-fi
1980
Action, Sci-fi, Shounen
1965
1980
Action, Adventure, Drama, Mature, Shounen
1969
Action, Sci-fi, Shounen
1973
Action, Adventure, Shounen
1959
Action, Sci-fi, Shounen
1965
Action, Shounen
1964
Action, Shounen
1961
Action, Adventure, Shounen
1958
Adventure, Sci-fi, Shounen
1962
Shounen
1976
Drama, Horror, Mecha, Sci-fi, Supernatural
1993
1998
Action, Shounen
1968
Sci-fi, Shounen
1969
Action, Sci-fi, Shounen
1968
Action, Sci-fi, Shounen
1972
Action, Sci-fi, Shounen
1971
Action, Shounen
1966
Action, Sci-fi, Shounen
1963
Horror, Shounen
1980
Action, Adventure, Shounen
1958
Action, Adventure, Shounen
1958
Historical, Shounen
1960
Action, Adventure, Shounen
1957
2010
Shounen
1979
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Drama, Historical, Seinen
1991
Adventure, Shounen
1970
Action, Shounen, Sports
1975
Adventure, Sci-fi, Shounen
1956
Sci-fi, Shounen
1969
Sci-fi, Shounen
1965
Adventure, Mystery, Shounen
1957
Sci-fi, Shounen
1979
Action, Shounen
1965
Adult, Seinen
2006
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Shounen
1957
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Action, Sci-fi, Shounen
1967
Action, Sci-fi, Shounen
2012
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Sci-fi
1979
Action, Shounen
1960
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