Nobuyuki Fukumoto


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Japan

Nobuyuki Fukumoto (福本伸行 Fukumoto Nobuyuki) is a Japanese manga artist well known throughout the Far East for his unique and original gambling ideas, deep psychological analysis of characters and distinct artstyle. Yakuza and gambling are recurring themes in his manga. In English speaking countries, he is known best as the author of Akagi, a mahjong-related manga. In 1998, he won the Kodansha Manga Award for Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji. An onomatopoeia "zawa" (ざわ…), meaning an uneasy atmosphere, appears frequently in his comics and is considered Fukumoto's trademark.
In June 2010, he visited Finland as a guest of honor for Desucon.

Average rating: 3.88 · 1,428 ratings · 75 reviews · 211 distinct works
Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji 1

4.30 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2004
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Seizon Life 1

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3.77 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Akagi Vol. 1

4.07 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1992
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Seizon Life 3

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3.91 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Confession

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3.80 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2007
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賭博黙示録カイジ1 [Tobaku Mokushiro...

4.28 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1996
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Seizon Life 2

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Saikyō Densetsu Kurosawa 1

3.82 avg rating — 33 ratings2 editions
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Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji 1

4.32 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2000
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Akagi Vol. 2

4.09 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1992
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Seizon Life 1 Seizon Life 2 Seizon Life 3
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TOBAKU HAOUDEN ZERO Volume 1 TOBAKU HAOUDEN ZERO Volume 2 TOBAKU HAOUDEN ZERO Volume 3
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“At the crossroad in my life, I didn't know which way to go. I just mindlessly choose a random direction... then, after regretting my decision I tried to retrace my steps. However, without even realizing it the sun had already set.”
Nobuyuki Fukumoto

“We men have always fought to protect others... since the ancient times. Even though we were naked, and only had sticks and stones to defend ourselves... we still had the elderly, the young, our wives, friends, family, and homes... and to protect all of that we braved any danger, no matter what... and fought! And even among those cavemen there were useless failures! Just like how we are today! But in the end, even they gathered their courage, and fought! And, not surprisingly, being incompetent... they were killed! Even thought it was the death of an idiot... it was also... the death of a selfless hero!”
Nobuyuki Fukumoto, Saikyō Densetsu Kurosawa 10

“In times like these I always cheered myself up with a certain story. I forgot just when I first heard it, or who I heard it from... but, back when I was young it would cheer me up when I was feeling depressed. Basically, you think of life in terms of a single 24 hour day. So if you take the average human lifespan, to be around 72 years, then dividing that by 24... that comes to 3 years per hour. Meaning, that if you were 18 it'd only be 6 AM! 6 in the morning is nothing! Schools aren't even open by then! It's only been a couple of hours before sunrise, the day's just begun! So if you're 18, you can still fix you life by then! In fact even if you were 30 year old, that's still only 10 AM! The sun's still high, and there's still 2 hours until noon! You still have the whole afternoon to fix your life! You could still make something of yourself. I've always been thinking that, but... I'm now 45 years old! 45 divided by 3 is 15 meaning, that the time 3PM! Ring Ring Ring! I can hear the clock, ringing in my mind! There's only 2 hours before work is over at 5PM! I can't redo anything, it's almost time to go home already.”
Nobuyuki Fukumoto, Saikyō Densetsu Kurosawa 9



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