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Ryoichi Ikegami (池上 遼一, Ikegami Ryōichi, born 29 May 1944) is a manga artist. After graduating from junior high school he moved to Osaka and drew manga while working as a billboard sign painter[1] debuting at the age of 17 writing rental comics[2]. Manga
Manga
artist Shigeru Mizuki
Shigeru Mizuki
saw one of his works in the magazine Garo and asked Ikegami to become his assistant. Ikegami accepted and moved to Tokyo in 1966. In 2001, he won the Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga as the artist of Heat.[3] He became a professor at Osaka University of Arts in 2005.[4] Ikegami has worked on several popular series, such as Mai, the Psychic Girl with writer Kazuya Kudo, Crying Freeman, with writer Kazuo Koike, as well as Sanctuary and Heat with writer Sho Fumimura. He also wrote and drew Spider-Man: The Manga, a manga version of Spider-Man
Spider-Man
and collaborated with Garon Tsuchiya for the manga BOX (BOX 暗い箱). His most recent work is Begin currently serialized in Big Comic Superior[5].

From young age he admired Takao Saito
Takao Saito
and Yoshiharu Tsuge
Yoshiharu Tsuge
and was delighted to work with Tsuge as Mizuki's assistant[2]

Ikegami is a fan of American comics particularly Neal Adams[1].

A character called Kēichi Kurata (played by Masataka Kubota) in the TV-drama GeGeGe no Nyōbō is modelled after him.

He did a collaboration manga for the anime Girls und Panzer[2][6].

Yoshihide Fujiwara
Yoshihide Fujiwara
is his former assistant.

Selected works[edit]

Spider-Man: The Manga
Manga
(スパイダーマン, (1970-1971) - written by Kōsei Ono and Kazumasa Hirai I Ueo Boy (I・餓男 アイウエオボーイ, (1973 - 1977) - written by Kazuo Koike Otoko Gumi (男組, (1974 - 1979) - written by Tetsu Kariya Otoko Oozora (男大空, (1980 - 1982) - written by Tetsu Kariya Wounded Man (傷追い人, (1981 - 1986) - written by Kazuo Koike Mai, the Psychic Girl (舞, (1985 - 1986) - written by Kazuya Kudō, serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday Nobunaga (信長, (1986 - 1987) - written by Kazuya Kudō Crying Freeman
Crying Freeman
(クライングフリーマン, (1986 - 1988) - written by Kazuo Koike Offered (オファード, (1990 - 1991) - written by Kazuo Koike Sanctuary (サンクチュアリ, (1990 - 1995) - written by Buronson Samurai Crusader (王立院雲丸の生涯, (1991 - 1992) - written by Oji Hiroi Strain (ベスストレイン, (1996 - 1998) - written by Buronson Heat (HEAT-灼熱-, (1999 - 2004) - written by Buronson Bestia - ryuugetsushou (ティア~流月抄, (2000 - 2004) Lord (覇-LORD-, (2004 - 2011) - written by Buronson Adam to Eve (アダムとイブ, (2015–2016) - written by Hideo Yamamoto[7] Begin (ビギン, (2016-) - written by Buronson

References[edit]

^ a b "Animerica Interview".  ^ a b c Urasawa Naoki no Manben: Ikegami Ryoichi (S3E1, 2016), NHK Educational TV ^ 小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2007-08-19.  ^ "キャラクター造形学科 新設!!," Osaka University of Arts ^ "Crying Freeman's Ikegami, Fist of the North Star's Buronson Start New Series". Anime News Network. Retrieved 10 December 2017.  ^ "Crying Freeman's Ryoichi Ikegami Draws Illustration for Girls und Panzer Spinoff Manga". Anime News Network.  ^ "Crying Freeman's Ikegami, Ichi the Kiler's Yamamoto to Start Adam & Eve Manga". Anime News Newtwork. Retrieved 10 December 2017. 

External links[edit]

Anime and manga portal Biography portal

Ryoichi Ikegami Official Website (Japanese) Ryoichi Ikegami entry on lambiek Jason Thompson's article about the Spider-man manga

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Shogakukan Manga Award – General

1950s

Būtan by Noboru Baba (1955) Oyama no Kaba-chan by Eijo Ishida (1956) Manga
Manga
Seminar on Biology and Biiko-chan by Osamu Tezuka
Osamu Tezuka
(1957) Little Black Sambo and Shiawase no Ōji by Tarō Senba (1958) Korisu no Pokko by Jirō Ōta and Bonko-chan and Fuichin-san by Toshiko Ueda
Toshiko Ueda
(1959)

1960s

Science-kun no Sekai Ryokō by Reiji Aki (1961) Susume Roboketto and Tebukuro Tecchan by Fujiko Fujio
Fujiko Fujio
(1962) Fight Sensei and Stop! Nii-chan by Hisashi Sekitani (1963) Osomatsu-kun
Osomatsu-kun
by Fujio Akatsuka
Fujio Akatsuka
(1964) Paki-chan to Ganta by Kazuo Maekawa (1965) Sabu to Ichi Torimono Hikae
Sabu to Ichi Torimono Hikae
by Shotaro Ishinomori
Shotaro Ishinomori
(1967) Animal 1 and Inakappe Taishō
Inakappe Taishō
by Noboru Kawasaki (1968) Fire! by Hideko Mizuno
Hideko Mizuno
(1969)

1970s

Glass no Shiro by Masako Watanabe and Gag Ojisan and Oya Baka Tengoku by Ryuzan Aki (1970) Hana Ichimonme by Shinji Nagashima
Shinji Nagashima
and Minashigo Hutch by Tatsuo Yoshida (1971) Tōchan no Kawaii Oyome-san and Hashire! Boro by Hiroshi Asuna (1972) Otoko Doahō Kōshien and Deba to Batto by Shinji Mizushima
Shinji Mizushima
(1973) The Drifting Classroom by Kazuo Umezu
Kazuo Umezu
(1974) Golgo 13
Golgo 13
by Takao Saito
Takao Saito
(1975) Abu-san
Abu-san
by Shinji Mizushima
Shinji Mizushima
(1976) Notari Matsutarō
Notari Matsutarō
by Tetsuya Chiba (1977) Haguregumo
Haguregumo
by George Akiyama
George Akiyama
(1978) Tosa no Ippon Tsuri by Yūsuke Aoyagi (1979)

1980s

Hakatakko Junjō and Gangaragan by Hōsei Hasegawa and Jarinko Chie
Jarinko Chie
by Etsumi Haruki (1980) Sunset on Third Street
Sunset on Third Street
by Ryōhei Saigan (1981) Tsuribaka Nisshi
Tsuribaka Nisshi
by Jūzō Yamasaki and Ken'ichi Kitami (1982) Hidamari no Ki
Hidamari no Ki
by Osamu Tezuka
Osamu Tezuka
(1983) Human Crossing
Human Crossing
by Masao Yajima and Kenshi Hirokane (1984) Bokkemon by Takashi Iwashige (1985) Oishinbo by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki (1986) Hotel and Manga
Manga
Nihon Keizai Nyumon by Shotaro Ishinomori
Shotaro Ishinomori
(1987) Genji Monogatari by Miyako Maki (1988) Yawara!
Yawara!
by Naoki Urasawa
Naoki Urasawa
(1989)

1990s

F by Noboru Rokuda (1990) Kazoku no Shokutaku and Asunaro Hakusho
Asunaro Hakusho
by Fumi Saimon (1991) Okami-san
Okami-san
by Ichimaru and Miyamoto kara Kimi e by Hideki Arai (1992) Kaze no Daichi by Nobuhiro Sakata and Eiji Kazama (1993) Bokkō by Hideki Mori (1994) Ron by Motoka Murakami and Gallery Fake
Gallery Fake
and Tarō by Fujihiko Hosono (1995) Gekka no Kishi by Junichi Nōjō (1996) Azumi
Azumi
by Yū Koyama (1997) Aji Ichi Monme
Aji Ichi Monme
by Zenta Abe and Yoshimi Kurata (1998)

2000s

Monster by Naoki Urasawa
Naoki Urasawa
(2000) Heat by Buronson and Ryoichi Ikegami (2001) 20th Century Boys
20th Century Boys
by Naoki Urasawa
Naoki Urasawa
(2002) Dr. Kotō Shinryōjo
Dr. Kotō Shinryōjo
by Takatoshi Yamada (2003) Team Medical Dragon by Tarō Nogizaka and Akira Nagai (2004) A Spirit of the Sun
A Spirit of the Sun
by Kaiji Kawaguchi and Rainbow: Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin by George Abe and Masasumi Kakizaki (2005) Bengoshi no Kuzu
Bengoshi no Kuzu
by Hideo Iura (2006) Bambino!
Bambino!
by Tetsuji Sekiya and Kurosagi by Takeshi Natsuhara and Kuromaru (2007) Gaku: Minna no Yama by Shin'ichi Ishizuka (2008) Shinya Shokudō
Shinya Shokudō
by Yarō Abe (2009)

2010s

Ushijima the Loan Shark
Ushijima the Loan Shark
by Manabe Shōhei and Space Brothers by Chūya Koyama (2010) Kids on the Slope
Kids on the Slope
by Yūki Kodama (2011) I Am a Hero
I Am a Hero
by Kengo Hanazawa (2012) Mogura no Uta
Mogura no Uta
by Noboru Takahashi (2013) Asahinagu
Asahinagu
by Ai Kozaki and Aoi Honō
Aoi Honō
by Kazuhiko Shimamoto (2014) Umimachi Diary
Umimachi Diary
by Akimi Yoshida
Akimi Yoshida
and Sunny by Taiyo Matsumoto
Taiyo Matsumoto
(2015) Blue Giant by Shinichi Ishizuka and Jūhan Shuttai!
Jūhan Shuttai!
by Naoko Matsuda (2016) After the Rain by Jun Mayuzuki and Kūbo Ibuki by Kaiji Kawaguchi (2017)

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