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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Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Vo...

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4.41 avg rating — 9,191 ratings — published 1994 — 15 editions
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4.41 avg rating — 3,528 ratings — published 1995 — 12 editions
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PLUTO: Urasawa x Tezuka, Vo...

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4.42 avg rating — 3,281 ratings — published 2005 — 14 editions
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4.38 avg rating — 2,794 ratings — published 2006 — 14 editions
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4.41 avg rating — 2,543 ratings — published 2006 — 12 editions
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4.46 avg rating — 2,284 ratings — published 2008 — 12 editions
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4.43 avg rating — 2,185 ratings — published 2009 — 11 editions
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Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Vo...

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4.39 avg rating — 2,142 ratings — published 1996 — 11 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: 浦沢 直樹 x 手塚 治虫 005
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