Takeshi Okano

Mangaka, Visual Artist

1967 –


Who is Takeshi Okano?

Takeshi Okano is a Japanese manga artist known both for his own works as well as being the collaborative artist with manga writers such as Shou Makura and Tatsuya Hamazaki.

Okano made his manga debut with Shueisha in 1987 with the one shot Bakuhatsu! Yuriko-sensei. In 1988, the one shot AT Lady! won the 28th Akatsuka Award for best comedic story, leading to a series in 1989 in Weekly Shōnen Jump, Shueisha's main weekly shōnen magazine. After that series quickly ended, he soon met manga artist writer Shou Makura and together, they began working on the series that would eventually become both of their greatest efforts: Hell Teacher Nūbē. After two one-shots under the name Jigoku Sensei Nubo, the series began serialization in Jump Issue 38 in 1993 and had a successful 6-year run through Issue 24, 1999. The manga eventually ran for 276 chapters over 31 volumes, as well as a 49 episode anime series by Toei Animation, as well as notoriety from one magazine as being one of the "Five Best Big Breast Manga".

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Jun 9, 1967
  • Japan

on July 23, 2013


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