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FUKUMOTO Nobuyuki  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Kanagawa, Japan
Birth Date
December 10, 1958
Last Updated
August 15th, 4:57am PST
Nobuyuki Fukumoto is a Japanese manga artist well known throughout Far East for his unique original gambling ideas, deep psychological analysis of characters and distinct artstyle. Yakuza and gambling are recurring themes in his manga.

In English language countries, he is most famous as the author of Akagi, a mahjong-related manga. In 1998, he won the Kodansha Manga Award for Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji. An onomatopoeia "zawa" (ざわ‥), meaning uneasy atmosphere, appears frequently in his comics and is considered Fukumoto's trademark.

Has collaborated with Kawaguchi Kaiji on a number of titles like Kokuhaku and Seizon - Life.
Blood Type
Seinen(31)  Drama(20)  Psychological(19)  Sports(18)  Comedy(14)  Shounen(5)  Slice of Life(4)  Mystery(3)  Tragedy(3)  Action(2)  School Life(2)  Historical(1)  Romance(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Akagi   Drama, Psychological, Seinen, Sports   1991
Akagi - "Zawa..." "Zawa..." Anthology   Comedy, Seinen, Sports   2011
Amari-chan   Shounen   1980
Atsuize Pen-chan   Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life, Sports   1986
Atsuize Tenma!   Comedy, School Life, Shounen, Sports   1990
Burai na Kaze Tetsu   Seinen, Sports   1990
Buraiden Gai   Action, Drama, Psychological, Shounen   2000
Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa   Comedy, Seinen   2015
Do You Know the Real Dangers of Those So-Called "Legal" Drugs that are Being Sold?   Drama, Psychological, Tragedy   2014
Fukumoto Nobuyuki Jisen Tanpenshuu   Drama, Seinen, Sports   1998
Gin to Kin   Drama, Psychological, Seinen, Sports   1992
Gin Yanma   Seinen, Sports   1992
Harukaze ni Youkoso   Seinen, Sports   1988
Hero - Akagi no Ishi o Tsugu Otoko   Drama, Psychological, Seinen, Sports   2009
Ichinichi Gaishutsuroku Hanchou   Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life   2016
Ikenai Kacchan Love Story   Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Seinen   1982
Kokuhaku (KAWAGUCHI Kaiji)   Drama, Psychological, Seinen, Tragedy   1999
Koushiki Ekkyouden - Fukumoto All Stars   Comedy, Seinen   2014
Miagereba Tsuutenkaku   Seinen, Sports   1986
Rude 39   Comedy, Seinen, Sports   1999
Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa   Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Seinen, Slice of Life, Tragedy   2003
Saitsuyo Densetsu Nakane   Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Seinen   2017
Seizon - Life   Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen   1999
Shin Kurosawa - Saikyou Densetsu   Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Seinen, Slice of Life   2013
Shinjitsu no Otoko   Comedy, Seinen   1996
Ten - Tenhoudoori no Kaidanji   Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Seinen, Sports   1989
Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji   Drama, Psychological, Seinen, Sports   2004
Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji - 24oku Dasshutsu Hen   Action, Drama, Psychological, Seinen   2017
Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji - Kazuya Hen   Drama, Psychological, Seinen   2009
Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji - One Poker Hen   Drama, Psychological, Seinen   2013
Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji   Drama, Psychological, Seinen, Sports   2000
Tobaku Haouden Rei   Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Shounen, Sports   2007
Tobaku Haouden Rei - Gyanki Hen   Mystery, Psychological, Shounen, Sports   2011
Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji   Drama, Psychological, Seinen   1996
Wani no Hatsukoi   Seinen   1983
Washizu - Enma no Touhai   Comedy, Historical, Seinen, Sports   2008
Washizu - Tenka Sousei Touhairoku   Seinen   2012
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