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January 12, 1967
Ayano Fujisawa (Spouse)
Tohru Fujisawa (藤沢 とおる Fujisawa Tōru, born 1967) is a Japanese manga author. His name is romanized as Tohru Fujisawa on the TOKYOPOP English-language Great Teacher Onizuka books and as Toru Fujisawa on the Kodansha bilingual releases.
His first serialized work was Adesugata Junjo Boy, published from 1989 in Weekly Shōnen Magazine. Fujisawa's best-known work is Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) about a biker, Eikichi Onizuka, and his attempt to become and remain a teacher. It is a sequel to Shonan Junai Gumi and its side story Bad Company. In 1998, Fujisawa won the Kodansha Manga Award for Great Teacher Onizuka.
Fujisawa was born and raised in Hokkaido and started drawing as a child. Fujisawa originally wanted to be in animation, but decided manga would give him more freedom. He based Shonan Junai Gumi at a seaside location after growing up inland. At the age of 17, he moved to Tokyo by himself to become a manga artist. He wrote Science Fiction Doujinshi and submitted them to publishers. He is a fan of Initial D and was inspired by AKIRA.
- Love You (1989, Magazine Fresh!, Kodansha)
- Adesugata Junjo Boy (艶姿純情Boy, 1989, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, Kodansha)
- Shonan Junai Gumi (湘南純愛組!, 1990–1996, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, Kodansha)
- Bad Company (1996, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, Kodansha)
- Great Teacher Onizuka (1997–2002, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, Kodansha)
- Rose Hip Rose (2002–2003, Young Magazine Uppers, Kodansha)
- Tokko (特公, 2003, Monthly Afternoon, Kodansha)
- Wild Base Ballers (2003, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, Kodansha. Artwork by Taroh Sekiguchi)
- Himitsu Sentai Momoider (ひみつ戦隊モモイダー, 2003/2006-2007, Weekly Young Jump, Young Jump Extra Edition Mankaku, Shueisha)
- Rose Hip Zero (2005–2006, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, Kodansha)
- Magnum Rose Hip (2006, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, Kodansha)
- Kamen Teacher (仮面ティーチャー, 2006–2007, Weekly Young Jump, Shueisha)
- Reverend D (2006-2007/2008/2009, Monthly Comic REX, Ichijinsha)
- Animal Joe (アニマルJOE, 2006/2008, Big Comic Spirits, Shogakukan)
- Unhappy! (あんハピっ!, 2008, Comic Charge, Kadokawa)
- Tooi Hoshi kara Kita ALICE (遠い星から来たALICE, 2008, Big Comic Spirits, Shogakukan)
- GTO: Shonan 14 Days (2009-2011, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, Kodansha)
- Repoman Soul! (レポマン魂！, 2010, Weekly Young Jump, Shueisha)
- Ino-Head Gargoyle (井の頭ガーゴイル, 2012, Weekly Young Magazine, Kodansha)
- GT-R: Great Transporter Ryuji (2012, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, Kodansha)
- Kamen Teacher BLACK (2013-2014, Weekly Young Jump, Shueisha)
- GTO: Paradise Lost (2014-ongoing, Weekly Young Magazine, Kodansha)
The duo first appeared together in the hit series Shonan Junai Gumi as adolescent bōsōzoku members. Later on, Fujisawa drew a one volume prequel entitled Bad Company: telling the tale of how the two met and became friends. A year later, the international hit series Great Teacher Onizuka was published. This series follows Onizuka as he strives to become the greatest teacher in Japan with occasional appearances from Danma and a few other characters from Shonan Junai Gumi.
After the conclusion of Great Teacher Onizuka, the two were left abandoned for seven years until Fujisawa picked up their story again to develop a spin-off: GTO: Shonan 14 Days. A year after the end of GTO: Shonan 14 Days, Fujisawa created the short-lived GT-R: Great Transporter Ryuji, which focuses on the exploits of Danma rather than Onizuka.
Subsequently, in 2014, Fujisawa had his next installation to the series published in the Weekly Young Magazine. This latest installment, entitled GTO: Paradise Lost, focuses on Onizuka's misadventures with Holy Forest Academy's troublesome Class G before his unexplained imprisonment.
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