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EBISU Yoshikazu    [Edit]
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Name (in native language)
蛭子能収

Birth Place
Ushibuka (now Amakusa), Kumamoto, Japan

Birth Date
October 21, 1947

Zodiac
Libra

Last Updated
June 30th, 4:08am PST

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Born in Nagasaki in 1947, as a child, Ebisu drew manga under the influence of Osamu Tezuka, and Mitsuteru Yokoyama's Tetsujin 28 Go (known, in its animated form to English audiences as Gigantor). In the late fifties, Ebisu discovered the newly emerging gekiga and was immediately smitten. "My preference changed," he remembers, "from gigantic robots to realistic stories about people." And yet he credits American action movies, especially John Wayne's "The Alamo", with giving him a taste for inventing ever more unique and grizzly methods for killing people. Ebisu's work first appeared in Garo in 1973, at the tail end of underground manga's first golden age, and his darkly menacing, surreal comedies have been a mainstay ever since. Though revered by younger artists and manga fans alike, in the past seven years Ebisu has become more widely known as a television star. Though his ingratiatingly comic character is instantly recognize on the streets of Japan (he is affectionately known as "Warau Akuma" ("The Laughing Devil")), ironically the fans of his TV personality are largely unaware of his celebrated contributions to the art of manga.

Blood Type
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Gender
Male

Genres
Seinen(12)  Comedy(9)  Drama(8)  Horror(3)  Mature(3)  Adult(2)  Psychological(2)  Romance(1)  Fantasy(1)  Adventure(1)  Sci-fi(1)  Mystery(1)  Supernatural(1)  Historical(1)  Slice of Life(1) 

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Series Title (Click for series info)
Genre
1987
1986
Comedy, Drama, Seinen
2004
1985
Adult, Horror, Mature, Seinen, Slice of Life
1996
Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Seinen
2004
1992
1993
1989
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1984
Comedy, Drama, Seinen
2004
Seinen
1990
1981
Comedy, Horror, Mature, Sci-fi
2008
1985
Seinen
1986
1996
1996
Seinen
1985
1988
Comedy, Drama, Seinen
2003
1985
1987
1997
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Mature, Psychological, Romance, Seinen
1984
Adult, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural
1995
Comedy, Drama, Seinen
2004
1982
1982
1983
Comedy, Drama, Seinen
2003
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