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SHINTANI Kaoru  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
Birth Date
April 26, 1951
Last Updated
February 19th, 9:02am PST
Shintani is best known for his series Area 88, which is widely recognized as one of the finest aviator comic titles in the history of manga. In addition to his very popular pilot comics, Shintani has successfully ventured into science fiction, fantasy, comedy, and hentai comics as well. In 1985, he was awarded the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen for Area 88 and Futari Daka.

Shintani began his career in 1972 as a shoujo artist and was nominated for the Ribon Comics Award for best new artist of that year. After working as an assistant to Leiji Matsumoto, the writer and artist of Captain Harlock and Space Battleship Yamato, Shintani began to publish aviator titles in various comic magazines. Serialization of Area 88 began in 1979 and the title has been popular ever since.

While working as an assistant to Matsumoto, one of Shintani's duties was to construct plastic models for drawing reference. Matsumoto often states that he based the character Yattaran (who appears as a supporting character in several Harlock stories) on Shintani.

He is married to Saeki Kayono and sometimes provides illustrations for her manga.
Blood Type
Seinen(14)  Action(9)  Drama(5)  Mystery(5)  Sports(5)  Comedy(4)  Ecchi(4)  Adventure(3)  Historical(3)  Romance(3)  Shounen(3)  Mature(2)  Sci-fi(2)  Harem(1)  Supernatural(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Alice 12   Historical   1987
Area 88   Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Shounen   1979
Balancer     1986
Buttobi!! CPU   Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Mature, Romance, Sci-fi, Seinen   1993
Christie High Tension   Comedy, Historical, Mystery, Seinen   2007
Christie London Massive   Action, Mystery, Romance, Seinen   2011
Cleopatra D.C.   Adventure, Drama, Ecchi, Mystery, Seinen   1986
Dragon Kabushikigaisha   Seinen   2001
Elan   Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi, Seinen   1990
Futari-Daka   Sports   1982
Gentle Man   Sports   1991
Giniro no Shousei   Action, Seinen   1979
Goddamn   Sports   1996
Hidari no O'Clock!!     1988
Hinomaru Agete   Shounen   2000
Navi   Seinen, Sports   2000
Pascal City     1995
Phantom Burai   Action, Drama, Shounen   1978
Queen 1313     1983
Quo Vadis   Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural   2007
Raise   Seinen   2005
Reppuden   Sports   1993
Senjou Roman   Action, Seinen   1979
Series 1/1000 Sec     1981
Shiro to Kuro no Hitsuji     1990
Sonic Deserter   Action, Sci-fi, Seinen   1980
Suna no Bara   Action, Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Mature, Seinen   1989
Toushin Youhiden   Action, Seinen   2000
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