Kanzaki Masaomi 神崎将臣

[born: 17 Aug 1964, Toukyou-metropolis; bloodtype: O]

A competent action/fantasy mangaka, who debuted in 1985 with Hunter after winning the first prize in a contest for new mangaka. Before this, he worked as an assistant to Nobe Toshio. From time to time the mangaka's first name is written with different kanji but having the same pronunciation: Masaomi as 正臣 【まさおみ】将巨 【まさおみ】

Juuki Kouhei Xenon [Xenon, the Heavy Metal Warrior]
published by Shougakukan,
4 volumes @ Y370
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A dramatic story set in contemporary Japan, about a guy with amnesia, who finds out he was turned into a super-cyborg in a corporate weapon research program. He goes on a mission of revenge. A little shallow, perhaps, but a good example of shounen SF/action manga. The manga ended abruptly, because the magazine it was being serialized in changed its target public and it was decided that Xenon didn't fit in anymore.

One of the first manga to be published in English in the eighties.
TRA:(F)Semic(E)Viz Communications(G)Carlsen Verlag

Streetfighter II: Ryu
published by Famimaga, 1993-
3 volumes @ Y490
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A manga spin-off of the phenomenally successful computer game. There are other manga versions, especially the 4-koma ones, but this is probably the best - not that that's saying much, and made Kanzaki well known amongst the fans.

TRA:(I)Star Comics

serialized on Shounen Captain Comics, 1992-present
11 volumes @ Y500
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One of those retro-futuristic historic romantic action adventure, stir fried with martial arts, time traveling, spiritual power, and good ol' hot blooded shounen actions. It's a mouth full, and it's pretty good too. Decent art and non-drag story. The style does wonder a bit, however, as it began rather seriously, but turned into a gag fest after vol.3, perhaps to appease the magazine readers. Overall, imagine Shurato x Nadia x Natsuki Crisis x any Japanese periodic drama, and you'll get the idea. {011}

Ash Geene
serialized on Shounen Sunday, 1987
1 volume @ Y360
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No Synopsis.

Seija ga yoru yatte kuru
serialized on Paper Moon Comics,
1 volume @ Y490
[ 01:8711]
No Synopsis.

serialized on Wings,
1 volume @ Y490
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No Synopsis.

serialized on Jets, 1989
1 volume @ Y500
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No Synopsis.

Gun Crisis
serialized on SP Comics, 1991
1 volume @ Y500
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No Synopsis.

Saikyou Muteki!! Dokonjou Ichizoku
published by Enix, 1992
1 volume @ Y450
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No Synopsis.

serialized on Young Magazine Uppers,
16 volumes @ Y486
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When forcibly injected with the DNA of Musashi - the legendary swordsman - by the "Akai Umi" (Red Sea) secret organization, Hagane Yakushimaru becomes a master fencer with supernatural powers. She sets off to rescue her parents who have been abducted by Akai Umi, making friends and foes with supernatural beings (parasite projects) who have also been injected with the DNA of other historical figures. What is Hagane's secret? Why is she the only successful female DNA injection? What exactly is the project called the "Revelations of the New Millennium"? {020}


Haogai [Flagfighter]
serialized on Monthly Shounen Magazine,
5 volumes @ Y?
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Collect 1,000 flags and conquer the world! Each fighter has pride in his own flag, and tries to capture the other's flag in a street fight called Flag Fight. A mighty flag fighter called Reppa Kagura uses Long (dragon) techniques to resist all the other strong fighters. One day, an old man gives him some solid advice: There is something important missing from Reppa's Long. When he hears this, Reppa decides to become this old man's disciple.
After intensive training, the psychologically toughened Reppa goes after Kimon, an organization that controls Flag Fight from behind the scenes. In the end, Reppa is surprised to find who the real enemy is! {020}


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