Rumiko Takahashi

1957 - Today

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Rumiko Takahashi (高橋 留美子, Takahashi Rumiko, born October 10, 1957) is a Japanese manga artist. With a career of several commercially successful works, beginning with Urusei Yatsura in 1978, Takahashi is one of Japan's best-known and wealthiest manga artists. Her works are popular worldwide, where they have been translated into a variety of languages, with over 200 million copies in circulation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rumiko Takahashi has received more than 1,079,213 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Rumiko Takahashi is the 19th most popular comic artist (up from 22nd in 2019), the 261st most popular biography from Japan (up from 270th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Japanese Comic Artist.

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Among comic artists, Rumiko Takahashi ranks 19 out of 174Before her are Bob Kane, Jack Kirby, Morris, Zdeněk Miler, Steve Ditko, and Tsugumi Ohba. After her are Georges Wolinski, Alan Moore, Leiji Matsumoto, Will Eisner, Quino, and Milo Manara.

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Among people born in 1957, Rumiko Takahashi ranks 32Before her are Spike Lee, Richard E. Grant, Paul Kagame, Rinat Dasayev, Ai Weiwei, and Carrie Lam. After her are Caroline Kennedy, Michael Madsen, Fran Drescher, Nick Cave, Theo van Gogh, and Lucien Favre.

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Among people born in Japan, Rumiko Takahashi ranks 261 out of 5,560Before her are Tsugumi Ohba (1950), Terauchi Masatake (1852), Tokugawa Yoshimune (1684), Kazuyoshi Miura (1967), Takehiko Kawanishi (1938), and Tamon Yamaguchi (1892). After her are Katō Kiyomasa (1561), Susumu Tonegawa (1939), Nobuyuki Abe (1875), Franklin J. Schaffner (1920), Empress Genshō (680), and Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358).


Among comic artists born in Japan, Rumiko Takahashi ranks 4Before her are Osamu Tezuka (1928), Akira Toriyama (1955), and Tsugumi Ohba (1950). After her are Leiji Matsumoto (1938), Go Nagai (1945), Masashi Kishimoto (1974), Eiichiro Oda (1975), Monkey Punch (1937), Shotaro Ishinomori (1938), Yoshihiro Togashi (1966), and Katsuhiro Otomo (1954).