Akira Oze (尾瀬あきら Oze Akira, born 26 July 1947 in Kyoto, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist. He made his debut in 1971 under the pen name Megumu Matsumoto (松本めぐむ) writing shōnen manga, but he switched in the 1980s to seinen manga. He is best known for Natsuko's Sake, which was adapted as a live-action television series. Oze won the 1986 Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen manga for Hatsukoi Scandal and Tobe! Jinrui II.
|Born||July 26, 1947|
|Natsuko no Sake|
Tobe! Jinrui II
|Awards||31st Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen manga - Hatsukoi Scandal and Tobe! Jinrui II|
Akio Chiba (ちばあきお or 千葉 亜喜生, Chiba Akio, 29 January 1943 – 13 September 1984) was a Japanese manga artist.B.B. (manga)
B.B. (ビービー, Bī Bī) is a shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Osamu Ishiwata. The manga ran in the Shogakukan magazine Shōnen Sunday from 1985 issue 24 to 1991 issue 9. The title stands for "Burning Blood" and Ishiwata's subsequent serial LOVe was a continuation of this series. In 1989, B.B. won the Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōnen category.Ganbare Genki
Do Your Best Genki (がんばれ元気, Ganbare Genki) is a sports manga by Yū Koyama about Horiguchi Genki, a boy who is raised by a single father, and who wants to be a boxer like him. It was adapted as an anime television series by Toei Animation. The manga received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen in 1977.Hatsukoi Scandal
Hatsukoi Scandal (Japanese: 初恋スキャンダル, Hepburn: Hatsukoi Sukyandaru) is a Japanese manga series by Akira Oze. It won the award for best shōnen manga at the 31st Shogakukan Manga Award. It was adapted into a TV special in 1986.Hidenori Hara
Hidenori Hara (原秀則, Hara Hidenori, born June 14, 1961 in Akashi, Hyogo, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist. He won the 1988 Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen for his Just Meet and Fuyu Monogatari.Hiroyuki Nishimori
Hiroyuki Nishimori (西森博之, Nishimori Hiroyuki, born 23 November 1963) is a Japanese manga artist. His series Cheeky Angel (Tenshi na Konamaiki) won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen in 2001, and has been translated into English by Viz Media. His works are mostly comedy and slice of life and have sold over 50 million copies.
He also wrote and drew the 38-volume Kyō Kara Ore Wa!! and the 2 volume Amaku Kiken na Nampa Deka.Kazuhiro Fujita
Kazuhiro Fujita (藤田 和日郎, Fujita Kazuhiro, born 24 May 1964 in Asahikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist. He graduated from Nihon University. He made his professional manga debut in Shōnen Sunday in 1989. He is most famous for the manga Ushio and Tora, for which he won Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen in 1992 and the Seiun Award in 1997, and the long-running Karakuri Circus.King Golf
King Golf (キング ゴルフ, Kingu Gorufu) is a Japanese (Golf) manga series written and illustrated by Ken Sasaki. It has been serialized by Shogakukan in Weekly Shōnen Sunday since 2008 and collected in over 32 tankōbon to date. It follows the story of high school student Sousuke Youke, as he begins his career in (Golf) and over time obtains many wins and defeats various opponents.
It won the award for Best Shōnen manga at the 56th Shogakukan Manga Award in 2011.Masahito Soda
Masahito Soda (曽田正人, Soda Masahito, born June 18, 1968 in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist. Soda studied at Nihon University, but left prior to graduating. He worked as an assistant for Taku Kitazaki, and debuted in 1990 with GET ROCK, published in Magazine Special. His most notable series are Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M and Subaru.
In 1997 Soda won the Shogakukan Manga Award for Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M, and in 2005 he won the Kodansha Manga Award for Capeta.Masami Yuki
Masami Yuki (ゆうきまさみ, Yūki Masami), real name Shūji Satō (佐藤修司 Satō Shūji, born December 19, 1957, in Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaidō), is a Japanese manga artist.
Yuki graduated from Kutchan High School. He is a member of the artist group known as Headgear. In 1991, his manga Mobile Police Patlabor received the 36th Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen.Natsuko no Sake
Natsuko no Sake (夏子の酒, literally "Natsuko's Sake") is a Japanese manga series by Akira Oze. It was adapted into a live-action television series in 1994.The story centers around Natsuko Saeki, a young woman trying to break into sake making, a business that's traditionally carried out by men.
A prequel to the story by the same author, Natsu no Kura, tells the story of Natsuko's grandmother, Natsu.Osamu Ishiwata
Osamu Ishiwata (石渡治, Ishiwata Osamu, born May 16, 1959 in Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist. He won the 1989 Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen for B.B. The manga artist Yoshitomo Yoshimoto is his younger brother.Ryu
Ryu may refer to:
Ryū (龍, 竜, 隆, りゅう, リュウ, Ryū) listen is a Japanese origin name (which can be both a masculine given name or a family name) meaning dragon and can also refer to:
Ryū, the word for a Japanese dragon
Ryū (school), a school of thought or discipline (for example a fighting school)
Dragon: the Old Potter's Tale (龍, Ryū), a 1919 book by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Ryū (manga), a 1986 series by Masao Yajima and Akira Oze
Monthly Comic Ryū, a manga magazine in JapanRyū (manga)
Ryū (リュウ, Ryū) is a shōnen manga written by Masao Yajima and illustrated by Akira Oze. The manga ran in Shōnen Sunday from 1986 vol. 39 through 1988 vol 1.Shinobu Ohtaka
Shinobu Ohtaka (大高 忍, Ōtaka Shinobu, born May 9, 1983 Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist. She is best known for the creation of the manga series Sumomomo Momomo and more recently, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic.Shogakukan Manga Award
The Shogakukan Manga Award (小学館漫画賞, Shōgakukan Mangashō) is one of Japan's major manga awards, sponsored by Shogakukan Publishing. It has been awarded annually for serialized manga since 1955 and features candidates from a number of publishers.
The current award categories are:
Children's (児童向け部門, Jidō muke bumon)
Boy's (少年向け部門, Shōnen muke bumon)
Girl's (少女向け部門, Shōjo muke bumon)
General (一般向け部門, Ippan muke bumon)Initially, there was only one general award. In 1976, the General category was introduced. The Boy's/Girl's category was introduced in 1980, then split in 1984 into separate Boy's and Girl's awards. The Children's category was introduced in 1982. From 1976 to 1989, the General category was called the Seinen/General category (青年一般向け部門, Seinen ippan muke bumon).
Special awards are also occasionally given out for outstanding work, lifetime achievement, and so forth.Takuya Mitsuda
Takuya Mitsuda (満田拓也, Mitsuda Takuya, born June 17, 1965) is a Japanese manga artist from Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture. He has published his works primarily in Shogakukan's manga magazine, Shōnen Sunday.
He is best known for his long-running baseball manga Major for which he won the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1996 in the shōnen category. He apprenticed under Hidenori Hara alongside Shinobu Inokuma and his former assistants include Syun Matsuena and for two days Kōji Kumeta.
Mitsuda debuted in 1982, winning the Shogakukan Newcomers Award for "Banyū".Tsuyoshi Nakaima
Tsuyoshi Nakaima (なかいま 強, Nakaima Tsuyoshi) is a Japanese manga artist who is the author and artist of sports manga. He is best known for the Sumo series Ucchare Goshogawara, for which he received the 1989 Shogakukan Manga Award in shōnen category. and which got an OVA adaptation in 1991.
Nakaima was an avid baseball player throughout high school and college but had to quit after shoulder injury. He became an assistant to Akio Chiba before creating manga on his own.
Nakaima is from Okinawa and it has been noted how some of his character use Okinawan Japanese.