COMIC ARTIST

Shigeru Mizuki

1922 - 2015

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Shigeru Mizuki (水木 しげる, Mizuki Shigeru, March 8, 1922 – November 30, 2015) was a Japanese manga artist and historian, best known for his manga series GeGeGe no Kitarō. Born in a hospital in Osaka and raised in the city of Sakaiminato, Tottori, he later moved to Chōfu, Tokyo where he remained until his death. His pen-name, Mizuki, comes from the time when he managed an inn called 'Mizuki Manor' while he drew pictures for kamishibai. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shigeru Mizuki has received more than 363,691 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Shigeru Mizuki is the 45th most popular comic artist (down from 40th in 2019), the 619th most popular biography from Japan and the 14th most popular Japanese Comic Artist.

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Among COMIC ARTISTS

Among comic artists, Shigeru Mizuki ranks 45 out of 174Before him are Émile Cohl, Charles M. Schulz, Shotaro Ishinomori, Yoshihiro Togashi, Katsuhiro Otomo, and Hirohiko Araki. After him are Claire Bretécher, E. C. Segar, Philippe Honoré, Charles Addams, Enki Bilal, and Naoki Urasawa.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1922, Shigeru Mizuki ranks 135Before him are Theo Albrecht, Guy Thys, Farrokhroo Parsa, Ivry Gitlis, Hussein Onn, and Kingsley Amis. After him are Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Eileen Essell, Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, Anker Jørgensen, Sōsuke Uno, and Jackie Cooper. Among people deceased in 2015, Shigeru Mizuki ranks 105Before him are Arsen Dedić, Tadahiko Ueda, Percy Sledge, Satoru Iwata, Jaakko Hintikka, and Natalie Cole. After him are Judith Malina, Eileen Essell, Geoffrey Lewis, Eldar Ryazanov, Aldo Ciccolini, and Ieng Thirith.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Shigeru Mizuki ranks 619 out of 5,560Before him are Satoru Iwata (1959), Takeo Takagi (1892), Senjūrō Hayashi (1876), Gunichi Mikawa (1888), Takuboku Ishikawa (1886), and Hirohiko Araki (1960). After him are Emperor Go-Murakami (1328), Tatsuya Shiji (1938), Eizo Yuguchi (1945), Takenoshin Nakai (1882), Taizo Kawamoto (1914), and Mitsuo Kamata (1937).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In Japan

Among comic artists born in Japan, Shigeru Mizuki ranks 14Before him are Eiichiro Oda (1975), Monkey Punch (1937), Shotaro Ishinomori (1938), Yoshihiro Togashi (1966), Katsuhiro Otomo (1954), and Hirohiko Araki (1960). After him are Naoki Urasawa (1960), Riyoko Ikeda (1947), Masami Kurumada (1953), Naoko Takeuchi (1967), Gosho Aoyama (1963), and Mitsuru Adachi (1951).

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