Top 7 most influential authors on comic book history

Oricon recently opened an online poll to find out which authors had the most influence on manga history. Or to put it another way, which author has changed the face of the manga industry.

Below are the results for the top 7.

1. Osamu Tezuka

He is said to be the “grandfather of the anime” and the “father of the manga”, the author of immortal works such as Astro Boy, Buddha, Black Jack and Phoenix. His story is famous for its “succinct and concise” content. Among his works, I like Phoenix the best. The fact that Tezuka is arguably the most influential person in manga history is entirely understandable.

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2. Akira Toriyama

He is the author of one of the most famous shounen manga history, Dragon Ball. His other work is Dr. Slump is also loved by many fans. Referring to Dragon ball, no one has yet to read here, one of the superpower action manga models.

3. Fujiko F. Fujio

This is the creator of the most famous cat in history, Doraemon. This character was once considered a cultural symbol of Japan. Like Dragon Ball, this Doraemon manga must be read by everyone, but if you haven’t read it, you probably aren’t a fan of comics.

4. Eiichiro Oda

Eiichiro Oda is the author of today’s most popular shounen comic One Piece. It is also the best-selling manga in the history of Japanese manga to date. The epic level and the popularity of the One Piece manga as well as Oda I said forever, if anyone listened but still not bored, search sickos to a related news basket. The ongoing manga I ended up doing the best right now.

5. Takehiko Inoue

Takehiko Inoue is the author of one of Japan’s most successful sports manga, Slam Dunk. Also the author of the hugely popular seinen manga series Vagabond. These 2 series are for the awards, again who cares, search for these 2 mangas in sickos, there will be a bunch of related news.

6. Hayao Miyazaki

He is better known as one of the most popular anime directors in Japan. However, he also composed several famous mangas, the most famous of which is probably the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind manga.

7. Osamu Akimoto

Osamu Akimoto is the author of one of the longest comedy manga series in Japanese history, the name is also long Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo.

The darkest corners of human society in Nishioka Kyodai’s comics

With the dark stories that can be found in modern life, Nishioka Kyodai has turned them into unforgettable horror comics.


Nishioka Kyodai is a 2-member mangaka group. Their first works appeared quite early, in 1989. In the following years, Nishioka Kyodai’s comics became famous, although until 2010 until now, Malaysian readers have a chance to continue accessing the unforgettable stories of this author group.

The manga of the Nishioka Kyodai group, though drawn like a children’s story, is aimed at young people, with dark content. The theme of the story often revolves around heartbreaking stories, social evils, suicide, problems in modern life and the fear of existentialism.

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For example, one-shot “For My Children”, the author has mentioned a topic that everyone has to face in life: should they have children or not. Before the big decisions of life, everyone stopped before the conflict: whether or not to give birth, when the current conditions are not good, and you do not like to be bound by children?

Stories are often told in an autobiographical voice, with little or no dialogue. Combined with images, the stories become ingenious metaphors. For example, in the “Wolf Girl” oneshot, while the character says she is with a wild wolf, the storyline is a human.

Nishioka’s sense of hovering, silent, eerie became a horror in itself, comparable to Ito Junji. Both refer to the strange, mysterious phenomena of the world and people. However, while Ito Junji is often a fiction, Nishioka refers to the dark corners that exist in real life.

Scary, the most dazed is still “God’s child”. The story is about a child compared to the child of God, with extremist, wicked, dark thoughts, to avenge the world.

God’s child, like the other works of the Nishioka group, has no dialogue but only the autobiography of the characters. The story follows the child from before birth, childhood to adulthood. As a child, this child was unusual but seemed to carry the psychology of a psychopathic murderer. Although talented, superior, but it has extremist, depraved, cruel thoughts.

However, Nishioka always leaves a question that makes readers constantly wonder: is this child born simply cruel, or because of the terrible things happening around a society that made him like that? The plot of the story hits readers with dark shocks: from the story of a child seeing a teacher raped, until the first murder.