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Mangaka
MATSUMOTO Leiji    [Edit]
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Associated Names
L. Matsumoto
Matsumoto L
MATSUMOTO Reiji

Name (in native language)
松本零士

Birth Place
Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan

Birth Date
January 25, 1938

Zodiac
Aquarius

Last Updated
May 18th, 5:54pm PST

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Real Name: Matsumoto Akira. (Matsumoto Leiji is a pseudonym.)

Husband of fellow mangaka MAKI Miyako.

Leiji Matsumoto, the son of an air force pilot, was only fifteen years old when his first story, 'Mitsubachi no Bôken', was published in Manga Shônen. Soon, he created a varying oeuvre, at first inspired by Tezuka, in several genres: children's comics ('Kuroi Hanabira', 'S no Taiyo' ), science fiction ('Denkô Ozma', 'Sexaroid', 'Kosoku Esper' ), westerns and others. He was one of the first mangakas whose manga and animation work crossed over internationally.

His fame came with the series 'Otoko Oidon', about the student Nobotta Oyama, who was rejected by all universities. Matsumoto mostly enjoyed creating war stories, but he had his biggest success with science fiction stories such as 'Uchû Senkan Yamato', a series that was created simultaneously for TV and comics. His space pirate 'Captain Harlock' first appeared in Arcadia in 1977. Around the same time, he set up other science fiction series, including 'Ginga Tetsudo 999' ('Galaxy Express 999' ) and 'Sennen Joô'. His 1974 SF anime 'Space Cruiser Yamato' earned fame in the USA from 1979 under the title 'Star Blazers'. Matsumoto was hired by the French band Daft Punk to animate their music videos, compiled into the 2003 movie 'Interstella 5555'.

Blood Type
B

Gender
Male

Genres
Sci-fi(33)  Shounen(30)  Action(25)  Seinen(23)  Adventure(22)  Drama(17)  Comedy(12)  Fantasy(9)  Historical(8)  Mystery(5)  Mecha(4)  Supernatural(4)  Shoujo(3)  Slice of Life(3)  Horror(1)  Romance(1)  Adult(1)  Psychological(1)  Mature(1)  Tragedy(1) 

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Series Title (Click for series info)
Genre
2014
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Shounen
2014
Historical, Seinen
1993
Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi
2016
Seinen
1972
Sci-fi, Shounen
1977
1977
Action, Adventure, Seinen
1974
Action, Comedy, Shounen
1961
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Shounen
1975
Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural
2019
Comedy, Shounen
1985
Seinen
1970
Shoujo
1961
Shoujo
1958
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Seinen
1977
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Shounen
2018
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Historical, Mature, Seinen
1972
Action, Adventure, Drama, Shounen
2016
Historical, Seinen
1984
Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life
1977
Shounen
2008
1977
Comedy, Historical, Mystery, Seinen
1974
Sci-fi, Shounen
1978
Sci-fi, Shounen
1983
Horror, Sci-fi, Seinen
1975
Action, Adventure, Supernatural
1998
Seinen
1975
Seinen
1984
Sci-fi, Seinen
1969
Shounen
1973
Action, Sci-fi, Shounen
1968
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Historical, Shounen
1993
Comedy, Shounen
1977
Sci-fi, Seinen
1983
Mystery, Sci-fi, Shounen
1997
--
Sci-fi, Shounen
1976
Sci-fi, Seinen
1970
--
Seinen
1991
Shounen
1980
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi
1990
Comedy, Shounen
1971
Sci-fi
2009
Comedy, Slice of Life
1976
Sci-fi, Shounen
1971
2001
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Shounen
1978
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Shounen
1978
Seinen
1971
Action, Historical, Psychological, Seinen, Tragedy
1969
Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Shounen, Supernatural
1980
Action, Adventure, Mecha, Shounen
1964
Action, Adult, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi
1968
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi
2000
Mystery, Seinen
1990
Sci-fi, Shounen
1982
Shounen
1972
Comedy, Shounen
2018
Seinen
1979
Comedy, Shoujo, Slice of Life
1975
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi, Seinen
1977
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mecha, Sci-fi, Shounen
1974
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Shounen
1974
Action, Adventure, Mecha, Sci-fi
1987
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mecha, Sci-fi, Shounen
1973
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Shounen
1977
Sci-fi, Seinen
1982
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Mystery, Sci-fi, Supernatural
1968
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