His manga is beloved by many and has even been adapted into a television series and a pachinko game! Please welcome veteran artist Nao Kurebayashi to Naka-Kon 2018!
Having worked as a manga artist for decades, Nao Kurebayashi is known for his eye-catching artwork and remarkable storytelling ability, featured in series such as Boyish!, Yamagutsu yo Hashire!, and Fortune. One of his manga, titled Jyouou, was adapted into three television series and even into a pachinko game, with plans also in the works for a theatrical production.
Kurebayashi-sensei will be appearing at Naka-Kon 2018 alongside his equally talented wife - and fellow manga artist - Masumi Sendou!
Nao Kurebayashi is a manga artist who, at the early age of 18, was already catching the attention of publications such as Weekly Shonen Sunday and taking home awards, including one for his debut title Boyish!. Kurebayashi-sensei then began working under artists Miyasu Nonki and Hiroyuki Nishimori before developing the series Fortune, Mandara Boy, and Yamagutsu yo Hashire!. One of his manga, titled Jyouou, was adapted into three television series and even into a pachinko game, with plans also in the works for a theatrical production. Kurebayashi’s most recent work is titled Jyoyuu Isan, and can be found in the publication Manga Okaku. Kurebayashi-sensei is the father of two children, and his wife, Masumi Sendou, is also a manga artist.
Born: November 18
Birthplace: Shizuoka Prefecture (Character of Shizuoka ‘静岡’ literally translates to “Silent Hill”)
List of Works
- Fortune - serialized in Ultra Jump (Shueisha). 2 volumes.
- Yamagutsu yo Harshire - serialized in Weekly Young Jump (Shueisha). 5 volumes. Author: Tadashi Ikuta