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OTSUKA Eiji  [Edit]
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Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Tokyo preferecture, Tanashi city (currently west Tokyo), Japan
Birth Date
August 28, 1958
Last Updated
January 8th, 3:01am PST
Social anthropologist and novelist. Graduated from college with degrees in anthropology, women's folklore, human sacrifice, and post-war manga. In addition to his work with manga he is a critic, essayist, and author of several successful non-fiction books on Japanese popular and otaku sub-cultures. One of his first animation script works was Maho no Rouge Lipstick, an adult lolicon OVA. Otsuka was the editor for the bishojo lolicon manga series Petit Apple Pie.

In the 80s, Otsuka was editor-in-chief of MANGA BURIKKO, a leading men's manga magazine where he pioneered research on the otaku sub-culture in modern Japan. In 1988 he published "Manga no Koro" (The Structure of Comics), a serious study of Japanese comics and their social significance. Also as critic, Otsuka Eiji, summarized the case of the Japanese red army's 1972 murders as a conflict between the masculine and the feminine principles as they were both embodied by women and against women (Otsuka,1994).

Married to fellow mangaka SHIRAKURA Yumi.
Blood Type
Shounen(14)  Mystery(10)  Supernatural(9)  Seinen(9)  Horror(8)  Drama(6)  Mature(6)  Comedy(5)  Fantasy(3)  Sci-fi(3)  Historical(3)  School Life(3)  Slice of Life(3)  Psychological(2)  Romance(1)  Adventure(1)  Action(1)  Shoujo(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Aganai no Seija   Shoujo   1991
Ashiya Yonshimai Monogatari   Shounen   2012
Boku to Nue-chan no Hyakuikki Yakou   Shounen, Supernatural   2016
Brothers   Comedy, School Life, Shounen, Slice of Life   1990
Choutetsu Taitei Tesura   Sci-fi, Shounen   1999
Gyakusou Shoujo - Owaranai Natsuyasumi   Drama, Mystery, Romance, School Life, Shounen, Supernatural   2007
Hakaishin Muhaa Jiruun     1996
Hokushin Denki   Historical   1997
Japan (ITOU Mami)   Sci-fi, Shounen   1993
Kijima Nikki   Horror, Seinen   1999
Kirameku Hoshi no You na Ano Kao noka Yowaki Bokutachi     2013
Koisuru Minzoku Gakusha     2013
Kumohachi   Horror, Mature, Mystery, Shounen, Supernatural   2005
Kurosagi Shitai Takuhaibin   Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mature, Mystery, Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural   2000
Kurosagi Shitai Takuhaibin Spin-off - Matsuoka Kunio Youkai Taiji   Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mature, Mystery, Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural   2006
Leviathan   Drama, Horror, Mature, Shounen, Supernatural   1999
Madara   Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Shounen, Supernatural   1987
Manga de Wakaru - Monogatari no Gakkou     2013
Mitsume no Yumeji   Mystery, Psychological, Seinen   2008
Sacchan   Horror   2000
Seikon no Joker     1994
Shimainou   Shounen   2011
Shin Seikon no Joker     1996
Tajuujinkaku Tantei Psycho   Drama, Horror, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen   1997
Tajuujinkaku Tantei Psychoco   Comedy, Shounen   2003
Tantei Gishiki   Mystery, Shounen   2003
Todenka   Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Shounen, Supernatural   2007
Todenka Shounen Tanteidan   Mystery, Seinen   2011
Tokyo Jikan   Shounen   2004
Tokyo Mikaeru   Fantasy, School Life   2000
Unlucky Young Men   Historical, Mature, Seinen   2004
Unlucky Young Men Coup d'État   Historical, Seinen   2015
Yakumo Hyakkai   Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural   2007
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