Japan Expo 11th Impact Brings Out in the Open Its Manga Guest of Honor: Tsukasa Hôjô

May 2nd 2010

The suspense is over! Japan Expo 11th Impact has the privilege to receive Tsukasa Hojo as its Manga Guest of Honor this year!

A great name of Japanese Manga, Tsukasa Hojo is the author of masterpieces such as Cat's Eye and City Hunter. He was born on March 5th, 1959, in Kokura, Fukuoka Prefecture. He ended second of the Tezuka Prize in 1979 with Space Angel. In 1980, exactly thirty years ago, he started as a professional Mangaka as he published Ore wa otoko da ! (I am a man!) in the magazine Weekly Shônen Jump.

In 1981 he started Cat's Eye, showing his talent for drawing women, and became very active in the magazines published by Shueisha, and especially Weekly Shônen Jump. City Hunter began in 1985. It is Tsukasa Hojo's second great success, after Cat's Eye, and the one that made him famous all over the world. He is successful not only in Japan but also in France where the animation adaptations, Cat's Eye and Nicky Larson, got very popular as soon as they started to be broadcast.

Later Tsukasa Hojo created the magazine Weekly Comic Punch (published by Shinchôsha–Coamix) in which he has been publishing a new series, Angel Heart, which goes on since then.

Tsukasa Hojo celebrates this year the 30th anniversary of his carrier, as well as the 25th anniversary of City Hunter ! He is also the Manga Guest of Honor of Japan Expo 11th Impact which promises to be as exceptional as this first guest!

Japan Expo, 11th Impact•from july 1st to 4th 2010
Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center
www.japan-expo.com


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