Yukinobu Hoshino

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Yukinobu Hoshino (星野 之宣; Hoshino Yukinobu; January 29, 1954 - ) is a Japanese mangaka.

He was born in Kushiro, Hokkaido and dropped out of Aichi Perfectural College of Arts. He made his debut in 1975 with Kotetsu no Queen(鋼鉄のクイーン) and with Harukanaru Asa(はるかなる朝) won Tezuka prize for an outstanding manga. On 1976, he wrote Blue City(ブルーシティー) for Shukan Shone Jump.

Initially, his artistic style was similar to that of Mikiya Mochizuki and had humoristic touches, but moved onto the gekiga style. He is known for using the Gekiga style to create detailed and serious Science Fiction stories based on American and European Science Fiction novels but creating a completely different storyline. He had also drawn various works based on ancient and pre-historic histories. Amongst other things, he is known for his graphic novel series, "2001 Nights".

List of Works

  • Kotetsu no Queen (鋼鉄のクイーン)
  • Harukanaru Asa(はるかなる朝)
  • Blue City(ブルーシティー)
  • Kyojintachi no Densetsu (巨人たちの伝説)
  • 2001 Nights (2001夜物語)
  • Yamataika (ヤマタイカ)
  • Munezo Kyoju Denkiko (宗像教授伝奇考)ja:星野之宣
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