Comic Book Creator
Who is Kaoru Shintani?
Kaoru Shintani is a Japanese manga artist. Shintani is best known for his series Area 88, which is widely recognized as one of the finest aviator comic titles in the history of manga. In addition to his very popular pilot comics, Shintani has successfully ventured into science fiction, fantasy, comedy, and hentai comics as well. In 1985, he was awarded the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen for Area 88 and Futari Daka.
Shintani began his career in 1972 as a shōjo artist and was nominated for the Ribon Comics Award for best new artist of that year. After working as an assistant to Leiji Matsumoto, the writer and artist of Captain Harlock and Space Battleship Yamato, Shintani began to publish aviator titles in various comic magazines. Serialization of Area 88 began in 1979 and the title has been popular ever since.
While working as an assistant to Matsumoto, one of Shintani's duties was to construct plastic models for drawing reference. Matsumoto often states that he based the character Yattaran on Shintani.
We need you!
Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!
- Apr 26, 1951
- Also known as
- Shintani Kaoru
on July 23, 2013
Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:
"Kaoru Shintani." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 27 Mar. 2023. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/kaoru_shintani>.
Discuss this Kaoru Shintani biography with the community:
We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.
If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.
You need to be logged in to favorite.