Naoki Urasawa's Monster Wiki


Naoki Urasawa (浦沢 直樹) is a Japanese manga artist. Born on January 2, 1960 in Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan. He created the manga of Monster among other things.


As a child, Urasawa admired Osamu Tezuka 's comics and copied them down many times. He was also a highly artistically sensitive child, and realized outright that some cartoons were drawn by different teams each episode or which cartoons had the same animators.

Despite this he didn't follow an art career and went for a career in Economy instead. He graduated from Meisei University with a degree in economics.

Urasawa ended up to become a mangaka by accident. He had an interview scheduled with Shogakukan and showed them some of his work; as he explains, "one thing led to another". 


  • Betta!!
  • Yawara!
  • Pineapple Army
  • Dancing Policeman
  • Master Keaton
  • NASA
  • Happy
  • Monster
  • Jigoro!
  • 20th Century Boys
  • Pluto
  • Billy Bat
  • Mangari Michi
  • Master Keaton Remaster

List of Interviews