Aihara Kooji 相原コージ

[born: 3 May, Hokkaidou ; bloodtype: ?]

Katte ni Shirokuma
serialized on Action,
6 volumes @ Y500
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bunko 3 volumes @ Y560
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No Synopsis.

serialized on Young Sunday,
9 volumes @ Y500
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Essential reading for office workers and students. Kooji Aihara has drawn a genuine, swashbuckling ninja extravaganza. This story has battles as well as techniques for surviving in today's competitive society. {009}

Saru demo Kakeru Manga Kyoushitsu [Even monkeys can draw manga Classroom]
written by Takekuma Kentarou
published by Shougakukan,
3 volumes @ Y1200
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republished by Shougakukan,
2 volumes @ Y952
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Also known as "Saruman". A wide-ranging story about about manga cliches and the modern manga industry, told in manga form. Indispensable for diehard manga fans. The story of Saruman is told through a pair of manga wanna-be's, one a rookie artist of marginal talent, and another a seasoned veteran who knows the industry tricks inside out. The education began when the rookie tried to apply some common sense to solve manga problems, and the veteran refuting the common sense by providing examples that are totally counter-intuitive, yet strangely familiar in our manga reading experiences. This is the genius of Saruman; it exposes the madness without losing the humor. Aihara and Takekuma were able to bite the hand that feeds them, and then got permission to do more. Saruman gets wilder and more hilarious as it progresses, and not since Be Free have I seen a manga with so much energy spilling from beginning to end. Read it as a story, read it as a satire, or read it as a warning, whatever a reader looks for, Saruman delivers. Read it, and manga will never look the same to you again. {MOU}

Moni Moni
2 volumes @ Y1500
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No Synopsis.

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