Monthly Shonen Magazine, Kodansha
PROFILE Desiring to work in its manga department, he joined Kodansha and was assigned to monthly manga magazines. Since then, he has worked in the magazine field for 15 years. He has handled the works of marquee artists, including Harold Sakuishi (“BECK”), Yoshito Yamahara (“Ryuroden”), Motohiro Kato (“Q.E.D.”), and Toka Adachi (“Noragami”).
Currently Deputy Editor.
A vocational school for manga (technical college) is a treasure chest of opportunities.
Even when you become a pro, continue to work diligently. Spread your wings and fly into the world with manga!
At a manga vocational school (technical college), you can thoroughly learn the fundamentals of manga production. The school also has a fat pipeline to publishing houses, and offers the advantage of making easy contacts with industry figures. But what is most wonderful is you will be greatly stimulated if you keep on practicing and see your friends draw amazing pictures. I think a place where you can get these opportunities is really valuable. Even hit manga veterans continue to study how to draw and practice their craft by going to sketching groups. Everyone wins by working hard! Although you need to make a living, I want you, while you’re young, to dream about conquering the world.