Monday, January 23, 2006

Mangaka: Aoyama Goushou


Aoyama Goushou

Born on 21st of June 1963 at Tottori, Aoyama, famous for his long-running work, Meitantei Conan (Case Closed in US).

His early works included 《城市风云儿》 and 《YAIBA》. His current work, Detective Conan 名探偵コナン is one of the longest running manga and anime series. It was about Kudou Shinchi, a young high school student who has incredible analytical and detective skills, encountered a mysterious black organization. He was drugged and found himself awake being a 6 years old child. He has to hide his identity and find the organization . The story revolves around his girlfriend Ran Mouri and her clumsy father, Kogoro Mouri, Prof. Agasa and a few prominent characters.

There are 10 movies and up to 400 plus TV series which has been adapted and aired. Currently the manga runs on volume 52. The manga has been serialized since June 1994. It is one of the most popular anime in Japan.

Aoyama other works include まじっく快斗 Majikku Kaito which was serialized on Shounen Sunday,publised in 3 volumes from 1988 to 1994 and YAIBA which was serialized on Shounen Sunday, publised in 24 volumes since 1989 to 1994. Aoyama has also introduced characters from these series into each other. For example, KAITO KID frequently appeared in Conan and YAIBA appeared in of chapter of Majikku Kaito.

Goshou Aoyama WebSunday website:

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P/S: Next Mangaka to be introduced; Fujishima Kousuke


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