One of Japan1s best-known comic book artists, Tsukasa Hojo has produced countless best-selling works since his debut with the famous series "Cat's Eye" and "City Hunter". At present his work "Angel Heart" is serialized in the weekly comic magazine weekly Comic bunch and from October 2005, a cartoon version will be shown on Yomiuri TV. In June 2000 he was involved in establishing the company Coamix and, as one of the directors of North Stars Pictures, is in charge of Film Production and the production of illustrated books.
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Tetsuo Hara's dark, profound and highly original comic strips ("Hokuto-no-Ken; Fist of the North Star," "Hana no keiji" "Tokugawa Ieyasu, Kagemusha") have been serialized in weekly comic book magazines such as Shonen Jump. Following their success, his work appeared in the weekly magazine Bart. His comic strip "Koukenryoku Ouryou Sousakan - Nakabo Rintaro" ("Investigator of Public Enemies: Nakabo Rintaro") aroused controversy for its biting depiction of bribery and corruption in the political world. "Souten-no-Ken," the sequel to "Hokuto-no-Ken." is currently being serialized in the weekly comic magazine Comic Bunch. In 2006 he was involved in the establishment of coamix Pictures and at present, as a disrerctor of North Stars Pictures he is in charge of the production of the illustrated book "Bonoron, The Warrior of the Forest."
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Ryuji Tsugihara's comic strip "Yoroshiku Mecha-Doc." ("Hello Mecha-Doc.") became an instant hit with Japan's car fans when it appeared in the weekly magazine Shonen Jump. His characters are known and loved by millions of readers of all age groups. In the magazine Bart, he published the controversial political comic series "The First President of Japan, Sakuragi Kenichiro," which reflects contemporary Japanese politics. "Restore Garage 251", his warm-hearted drama about a craftsman Yumejiro and his grandchild, is currently being serialized in the weekly comic magazine Comic Bunch. He participated in the establishment of Coamix in June 2000 and at present is a director in charge of production of new types of illustrated books.
Nobuhiko Horie was editor-in-chief of shueisha's weekly magazine Shonen Jump where he oversaw the publishing of the magazine with a circulation of 6,539,000. Later, he was editor-in-chief at two of Japan's top-selling magazines for men, Men's Non-No and Bart. In June 2000, he established the company Coamix and became its C.E.O. As the acting manager, he was also involved in the production of original works and screenplays and in the training of editors.