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TOKUHIRO Masaya  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Otoyo, Japan
Birth Date
March 1, 1959
Last Updated
October 2nd, 5:43pm PST
Tokuhiro Masaya (徳弘正也) is a notable mangaka working for various magazines within the Shueisha lines, including Weekly Shonen Jump and Super Jump. Born in Ōtoyo in the prefecture of Kōchi on March 1, 1959, he originally got notice from a placing entry in the 17th Akatsuka Award for his story Bijō wa Niku-Ryori ga Tokui (美女は肉料理がお得意) in 1982. His first series, Shape Up Ran (シェイプアップ乱), soon followed, running between 1983 and 1985 in WSJ and quickly established him as not only a gag-mangaka but one who balanced in dramatic elements into his stories as well. His most well known work, Jungle King Tar-chan (ジャングルの王者 ターちゃん♡) (a bizarre take on Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous jungle hero Tarzan), became a WSJ staple during its run between 1988 and 1995. At the same time as his WSJ success, he also had a successful series in Super Jump by way of Fundoshi Police Ken-chan and Choco-chan (ふんどし刑事ケンちゃんとチャコちゃん), running between 1986 and 1990.
Tokuhiro incorporates many of his loves in his stories, including guns, bodybuilding and muscular physiques (for both males and females) as well as Shorinji Kempo.

One of the few assistants he has used in his work was a young Eiichiro Oda, who has admitted to taking many of the ideas and styles from Tokuhiro but has had little contact with him since those days.
Blood Type
Seinen(8)  Comedy(7)  Mature(7)  Action(6)  Drama(4)  Shounen(4)  Adult(3)  Romance(3)  Adventure(2)  Ecchi(2)  Sci-fi(2)  Supernatural(2)  Historical(1)  School Life(1)  Sports(1)  Tragedy(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Chou Kochikame   Comedy, Shounen   2006
Fuguman   Comedy, Seinen   2008
Fundoshi Keiji Ken-chan to Chako-chan   Comedy, Mature, Seinen   1988
Jungle no Ouja Ta-chan   Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Mature, Shounen   1988
Kanojo no Miryoku wa Sankakukin?     1988
Kinmirai Furoufushi Densetsu Vampire   Action, Adult, Drama, Mature, Romance, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural   2006
Koumon-sama - Suke-san no Yuuutsu   Action, Drama, Historical, Mature, Seinen   2013
Kyoushirou 2030   Action, Adult, Adventure, Comedy, Mature, Romance, Sci-fi, Seinen, Tragedy   1997
Mizu no Tomodachi Kappaman     1996
Mokkori Hanbee   Seinen   --
Shape Up Ran   Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, School Life, Shounen   1983
Shin Jungle no Ouja Ta-chan   Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mature, Shounen   1990
Shouwa Furoufushi Densetsu Vampire   Action, Adult, Drama, Mature, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural   2005
Taheruana Tomiko     1987
Teishu Genki de Inu ga Ii   Seinen   2010
Wrestling with Momoko   Sports   1997
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