Tooru Fujisawa

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Tooru Fujisawa
Born
Hokkaido, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Other namesMari Aizawa (相沢 真理) [1] [ verification needed ]
Occupation Manga artist
Employer Kodansha
Known for Great Teacher Onizuka
Spouse(s)Ayano Fujisawa
Website http://ameblo.jp/toofu001

Tooru Fujisawa (藤沢 とおる, Fujisawa Tōru, born 1967) is a Japanese manga artist. His name is romanized as Tohru Fujisawa on the Tokyopop English-language Great Teacher Onizuka books and as Toru Fujisawa on the Kodansha bilingual releases. His first serialized work was Adesugata Junjo Boy, published from 1989 in Weekly Shōnen Magazine . Fujisawa's best-known work is Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) about a biker, Eikichi Onizuka, and his attempt to become and remain a teacher. It is a sequel to Shōnan Jun'ai Gumi! and its side story Bad Company . In 1998, Fujisawa won the Kodansha Manga Award for Great Teacher Onizuka. [2]

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Personal

Fujisawa was born and raised in Hokkaido and started drawing as a child. Fujisawa originally wanted to be in animation but decided manga would give him more freedom. He based Shonan Junai Gumi at a seaside location after growing up inland. At the age of 17, he moved to Tokyo by himself to become a manga artist. He wrote science fiction Dōjinshi and submitted them to publishers. He is a fan of Initial D and was inspired by Akira . [3] In 2010, he married actress Ayano Sugiyama. [4] [5] [6]

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References

  1. Aizawa, Mari (w, a). "P-Boys"週刊少年宝島 [Weekly Shonen Takarajima] 1:263–282(December 19, 1986),Tokyo, Japan: Takarajimasha Inc.
  2. Hahn, Joel. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
  3. Tokyopop Interview (GTO Anime DVDs)
  4. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1675962
  5. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2010-10-12/gto-fujisawa-marries-expects-child-in-february
  6. https://www.tokyohive.com/article/2010/10/fujisawa-tooru-author-of-gto-to-wed-actress-ayano