Born on December 12, 1968, Showshow Kurihara debuted as a professional manga artist in 1986, at the young of age 17.
He began serializing the adult suspense manga Uramiya Honpo in 2000, which became a best-seller and is still currently running with 58 volumes published. The manga has also been adapted into two seasons of a TV drama and two full length-feature films.
In 2012, Kurihara-sensei begin serializing Kami Appli (God Tools), which also became a hit with 17 volumes published so far, including spinoffs.
In 2016 alone, he drew more than 2,000 manga pages and published 11 manga volumes. That places Kurihara-sensei at the very top in terms of production volume in Japan.
In addition to drawing manga, Kurihara-sensei also works on many other artistic projects, including album cover art, game character design, and commercial art.