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FURUYA Usamaru    [Edit]
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Associated Names
Фуруя Усамару

Name (in native language)
古屋兎丸

Birth Place
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Birth Date
January 25, 1968

Zodiac
Aquarius

Last Updated
December 30th, 4:11am PST

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Furuya Usamaru's path to manga was unusual. He studied sculpture and abstract three-dimensional figures in art school, and afterwards even became involved with butoh dance. For a while he worked as a high-school art teacher. He made his debut as a manga artist with the ground-breaking four-panel "gag" strip Palepoli, which was serialized in the legendary avant-garde comics magazine Garo in 1994.

Since then he has gone on to publish in major weekly magazines in Japan, such as Young Sunday (where Short Cuts was first serialized). In English, his work has appeared in PULP: The Manga Magazine and Secret Comics Japan.

A message to American readers from Furuya Usamaru: "I've heard that 80% of America is made up of anthropocentric and passionate Christians who deny the theory of evolution. Could this be a misconception on my part? I think it probably is. I think there are a great many misconceptions between Americans and Japanese. If only we could overcome these through manga."

His self portrait is of a crabby (?) rabbit, which is a gag on the first kanji of his given name "兎", which means "rabbit".

Blood Type
N/A

Gender
Male

Genres
Psychological(16)  Mature(14)  Seinen(14)  Drama(12)  School Life(10)  Comedy(9)  Romance(9)  Tragedy(8)  Horror(6)  Supernatural(6)  Slice of Life(6)  Adult(4)  Sci-fi(4)  Fantasy(3)  Adventure(2)  Action(2)  Shounen(2)  Historical(2)  Ecchi(1)  Mystery(1)  Lolicon(1)  Josei(1) 

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Series Title (Click for series info)
Genre
Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural
2017
Slice of Life, Tragedy
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Adult, Comedy, Horror, Mature, Psychological, Tragedy
2011
Josei, Mature, Supernatural
2004
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Lolicon, Mature, Psychological, Sci-fi, Tragedy
2000
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Psychological, School Life, Shounen, Supernatural
2008
Adult, Drama, Psychological, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life
2006
Action, Adventure, Historical, Mature, Psychological, Romance, Supernatural, Tragedy
2007
Drama, Horror, Mature, Psychological, School Life, Tragedy
2002
Drama, Mature, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Seinen
2013
Action, Drama, Mature, Psychological, Romance, Seinen
2006
Romance, School Life, Seinen
2014
Adult, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Tragedy
2006
Comedy, Seinen
2013
Drama, Fantasy, Mature, Psychological, Romance, Sci-fi, Seinen, Tragedy
2001
Historical, Mature, Psychological, Seinen, Slice of Life, Tragedy
2009
Comedy, Mature, Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural
1996
Drama, Mature, Psychological, Slice of Life
2000
Adult, Horror, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural
2000
Comedy, Mature, School Life, Seinen
1996
Drama, Psychological, School Life, Seinen
2016
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, School Life, Seinen, Slice of Life
2006
Mature
2016
Drama, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Shounen
2010
Drama, Horror, Psychological, Romance, School Life
2000
Comedy, Ecchi, Mature, Romance, School Life, Seinen
2002
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