Masami Kurumada

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Tokyo, Japan
Masami Kurumada was born in December 6th, 1953, in Tokyo, As a young man he dreamt of becoming a sailor, but in high school he discovered his true vocation, the art of storytelling. Kurumada read "Ashita no Joe" (a Box-Fight manga by Tetsuya Chiba) and realised that he wanted to do something like that as well. He started to draw some mangas of his own and sent some of them to publishers all over the country. Shueisha saw his work "Otoko Raku", a story about boxing and published it, in 1974, when Kurumada was only 21 years old. Read more...