COMIC ARTIST

Naoki Urasawa

1960 - Today

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Naoki Urasawa (Japanese: 浦沢 直樹, Hepburn: Urasawa Naoki, born January 2, 1960) is a Japanese manga artist and musician. He has been drawing manga since he was four years old, and for most of his career has created two series simultaneously. Urasawa has been called one of the artists that changed the history of manga and has won numerous awards, including the Shogakukan Manga Award three times, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize twice, and the Kodansha Manga Award once. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Naoki Urasawa has received more than 653,642 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Naoki Urasawa is the 51st most popular comic artist (up from 58th in 2019), the 690th most popular biography from Japan (up from 714th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Japanese Comic Artist.

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Among COMIC ARTISTS

Among comic artists, Naoki Urasawa ranks 51 out of 174Before him are Shigeru Mizuki, Claire Bretécher, E. C. Segar, Philippe Honoré, Charles Addams, and Enki Bilal. After him are Jerry Siegel, Art Spiegelman, Joe Shuster, Riyoko Ikeda, Masami Kurumada, and Naoko Takeuchi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1960, Naoki Urasawa ranks 82Before him are Lepa Brena, Jane Lynch, Susanne Bier, Melissa Leo, Erin Brockovich, and Laurent Fignon. After him are Gazebo, Yves Leterme, Jafar Panahi, Abdellatif Kechiche, Vince Clarke, and Kevin Carter.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Naoki Urasawa ranks 690 out of 5,560Before him are Shigeru Ban (1957), Kunihiko Kodaira (1915), Emperor En'yū (959), Hantaro Nagaoka (1865), Seiichi Sakiya (1950), and Jiro Taniguchi (1947). After him are Keisuke Okada (1868), Naoto Tajima (1912), Kiyonosuke Marutani (null), Kōdō Sawaki (1880), Tanzan Ishibashi (1884), and Emperor Sanjō (976).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In Japan

Among comic artists born in Japan, Naoki Urasawa ranks 15Before him are Monkey Punch (1937), Shotaro Ishinomori (1938), Yoshihiro Togashi (1966), Katsuhiro Otomo (1954), Hirohiko Araki (1960), and Shigeru Mizuki (1922). After him are Riyoko Ikeda (1947), Masami Kurumada (1953), Naoko Takeuchi (1967), Gosho Aoyama (1963), Mitsuru Adachi (1951), and Machiko Hasegawa (1920).

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