Tanioka Yasuji ’J‰ªƒ„ƒXƒW[born: ? ; bloodtype: ?]
[died: 13 Jun 1999]
Tanioka Yasuji came on the scene in the very end of the sixties and produced manga characterized by in-your-face and explosive humor.
He has introduced and popularized the old wives tale that boys get nosebleeds
when aroused in manga. The 'nosebleed' thing is called hana-ji bu.
(source: Mangajin #9)
From the Mainichi Shinbun, excerpt from his obituary:
The leading characters in his cartoons were eccentric and self-assertive, often animals made into human form, such as a pipe-smoking cow.
In 1983, Bungeishunju Ltd., a publisher, presented Tanioka with an award for his cartoons. His final work, which ran in the weekly Shuukan Manga Sunday until April this year, was called "Nohohon-gotti."
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