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TSUNODA Jirou    [Edit]
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Associated Names
TSUNODA Jiro
秦次朗

Name (in native language)
つのだじろう

Birth Place
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Birth Date
July 3, 1936

Zodiac
Cancer

Last Updated
May 9th 2022, 7:28am

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Best known for his horror manga and starting the "occult manga" boom of the 70's, Tsunoda has had a long, varied career in the manga biz, with a diverse body of work ranging from shounen comedy to josei erotica.

He got started in the 50's, working as an assistant for SHIMADA Keizou while still in high school. His debut, “Shin Momotarou”, got published in 1955. Around this time he became a frequent guest at the legendary Tokiwa-so.
In 1958 he had a first hit with the shoujo comedy Rumi-chan Kyoushitsu. Other succesful gag mangas such as 1965's Black Dan followed.

In 1971 he worked on the hugely popular Karate Baka Ichidai, but personal differences with scenarist Kajiwara Ikki led to him being replaced by Kagemaru Jouya in 1973. It was around this time he started working on his two best known works, the horror manga Kyoufu Shinbun and Ushiro no Hyakutarou. These two hits led to a boom of "occult manga" and established him as one of Japan's leading horror mangaka. They also led to a second career as a parapsychologist.

Since then a major deal of his works are, of course, horror manga, but he has also written a number of succesful josei and shougi manga.

Claimed that he is a descendant of Qin Shi Huang/Ying Zheng/Ei Sei. Tsunoda has seven siblings, Studio Zero’s animator Kiyoichi is his older brother, his two younger brothers are musicians Takashi a renowned lute player and Hiro is a singer songwriter. Furthermore, his son is manga scenarist Bitou Gou.

ISHII Isami, YOSHITANI Keiji, SEINO Shuuichi, HIBIKI Yuzo, MORIYA Tetsumi, IMURA Shinji, AKUTA Maki, TAGAMI Kenji, MOTOYAMA Reiko, UEDA Hisaharu, TAKAYA Jun, MAGOSHI Kayoko, and TAKAHASHI Michie used to be his assistants.

Blood Type
O

Gender
Male

Genres
Horror(22)  Shounen(20)  Comedy(9)  Sports(9)  Seinen(8)  Shoujo(7)  Josei(4)  Historical(3)  School Life(3)  Supernatural(3)  Tragedy(3)  Action(2)  Drama(2)  Martial Arts(2)  Mystery(2)  Psychological(1) 

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Series Title (Click for series info)
Genre
Horror
1995
Shounen, Sports
1978
Horror, Seinen
1976
Shoujo
1961
Comedy, Shounen
1964
Horror, Shounen
1973
Shounen, Sports
1968
Drama, Horror, School Life, Shoujo
1986
Drama, Josei
1980
Comedy, Shounen
1967
Josei
1987
Horror, Seinen
1976
Historical, Horror
1995
Comedy, Shounen
1966
Action, Martial Arts, Shounen, Sports
1971
Horror, Psychological, Shounen, Supernatural, Tragedy
2010
Horror, Josei
1985
Horror, School Life, Shounen, Tragedy
1973
Horror, Shoujo, Tragedy
1990
Horror, Seinen
1978
Horror, Josei
1983
Horror, Shounen
1975
Seinen, Sports
1978
Martial Arts, Shounen, Sports
1969
Comedy, Historical, Shounen
1965
Horror, Mystery, Shounen
1977
Sports
1969
Shounen, Sports
1965
Horror
1984
Supernatural
1984
Supernatural
1989
Horror, Seinen
1981
Sports
1969
Shounen, Sports
1966
Comedy, Shoujo
1958
Comedy, Seinen
1986
Shoujo
1962
Comedy, Shounen
1962
Horror, Mystery, School Life, Shoujo
1992
Horror, Shounen
1985
Horror, Shoujo
1987
Comedy, Shounen
1976
Comedy, Historical, Shounen
1958
Horror, Seinen
1977
Action, Horror, Shounen
1973
Horror, Seinen
1976
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