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Naoki Urasawa


Born
in Fuchū, Japan
January 02, 1960

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Urasawa Naoki (浦沢直樹) is a Japanese mangaka. He is perhaps best known for Monster (which drew praise from Junot Díaz, the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner) and 20th Century Boys.

Urasawa's work often concentrates on intricate plotting, interweaving narratives, a deep focus on character development and psychological complexity. Urasawa has won the Shogakukan Manga Award, the Japan Media Arts Festival excellence award, the Kodansha Manga Award and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. In 2008 Urasawa accepted a guest teaching post at Nagoya Zokei University.
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Average rating: 4.44 · 183,038 ratings · 9,122 reviews · 319 distinct worksSimilar authors
Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Vo...

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4.45 avg rating — 11,611 ratings — published 1995 — 14 editions
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PLUTO: Naoki Urasawa x Ozam...

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4.37 avg rating — 7,999 ratings — published 2004 — 18 editions
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20th Century Boys, Band 1

4.37 avg rating — 7,166 ratings — published 2000 — 13 editions
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Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Vo...

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4.57 avg rating — 5,921 ratings — published 1994 — 20 editions
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Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Vo...

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4.42 avg rating — 4,333 ratings — published 1995 — 12 editions
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PLUTO: Urasawa x Tezuka, Vo...

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4.43 avg rating — 3,973 ratings — published 2005 — 16 editions
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Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Vo...

4.54 avg rating — 3,345 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
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PLUTO: Urasawa x Tezuka, Vo...

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4.39 avg rating — 3,394 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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PLUTO: Urasawa x Tezuka, Vo...

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4.43 avg rating — 3,109 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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20th Century Boys, Band 2

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4.46 avg rating — 3,002 ratings — published 2000 — 13 editions
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“If you run from enemy fire, I'll make you wash dishes for the rest of your life!”
Naoki Urasawa, 20th Century Boys, 19

“A child's growth is defined entirely by the adult that raises him.”
Naoki Urasawa, Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Volume 3: 511 Kinderheim

“Does the hatred you feel ever disappear? Or is it something that never goes away... No matter how many times you try to erase it? What I have always feared the most... Is myself. Because I, too, have hatred inside me.”
Naoki Urasawa, PLUTO: Urasawa x Tezuka, Vol.5

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