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Eiji Otsuka


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    Biography

    Eiji Ōtsuka (大塚 英志, Ōtsuka Eiji, born 28 August 1958 in the former Tanashi, Tokyo) is a social critic, folklorist, media theorist, and novelist. He is currently a professor at International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto. He graduated from University of Tsukuba with a degree in anthropology, women's folklore, human sacrifice and post-war manga. In addition to his work with manga he is a critic, essayist, and author of several successful non-fiction books on Japanese popular and otaku subcultures. He has written the Multiple Personality Detective Psycho and The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service manga series. One of his first animation script works was Mahō no Rouge Lipstick, an adult lolicon OVA. Ōtsuka was the editor for the bishōjo lolicon manga series Petit Apple Pie. In the 1980s, Otsuka was editor-in-chief of Manga Burikko, a leading manga magazine where he pioneered research on otaku subcultures in modern Japan. He has published a host of books and articles about the manga industry. In July 2007, he received a doctorate in artistic engineering from Kobe Design University. His doctoral dissertation is "From Mickey's format to Proposition of Atom: the origin of postwar manga methodology in wartime years and its development".

    Artistic production

    Comic Title Role Publisher Year Language
    The Kurosagi corpse delivery service. Volume 14 Author Dark Horse 2015 English
    The Kurosagi corpse delivery service Author Dark Horse 2006 English
    The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. Book 4 Author Dark Horse 2016 English
    The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. Book 2 (Omnibus edition) Author Dark Horse 2015 English
    MPD-psycho Author Dark Horse Manga 2007 English
    The Kurosagi corpse delivery service. Volume 2 Author Dark Horse 2015 English
    The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. Book 1 (Omnibus edition) Author Dark Horse 2015 English
    The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. Book 3 Author Dark Horse 2016 English
    Unlucky Young Men #1 (ITA) Writer Hikari Edizioni 2017 Italian
    Unlucky Young Men #2 (ITA) Writer Hikari Edizioni 2017 Italian
    The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Omnibus Edition Writer Dark Horse Manga 2015 English
    MPD - Psycho #1 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2004 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #2 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2004 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #3 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2004 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #4 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2004 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #5 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2004 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #6 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2005 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #7 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2005 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #8 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2005 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #9 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2005 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #10 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2006 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #11 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2007 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #12 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2009 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #13 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2010 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #14 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2010 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #15 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2011 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #16 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2013 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #17 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2014 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #18 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2014 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #19 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2014 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #20 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2015 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #21 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2015 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #22 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2016 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #23 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2017 Italian
    MPD - Psycho #24 (ITA) Writer Planet Manga (Panini Comics) 2017 Italian