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Hirohiko Araki
Born (1960-06-07) June 7, 1960 (age 61)
Sendai, Japan
Occupation Mangaka
Nationality Japanese
Genres fiction
Subjects Shōnen manga

Hirohiko Araki (荒木 飛呂彦 Araki Hirohiko?), born Toshiyuki Araki (荒木 利之 Araki Toshiyuki?) on June 7, 1960 in Sendai, Japan is a manga artist. He left school before graduation from Miyagi University of Education.

Araki is best known for his long running series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, published in Weekly Shonen Jump starting in 1987. The story is full of references to Western music and Italy, both of which Araki is reportedly very fond. Many of Araki's creations have been translated and released in Europe but so far only JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Baoh have been released in the United States. One popular theory is that Araki's frequent references to Western music may violate American copyright laws. Viz Media has eluded much of this problem in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure by replacing some band references with album or song references, which do not appear to be as strictly guarded.[citation needed]

Araki's Buso Poker was a Selected Work at the Tezuka Award in 1980.[1]



Cover of Weekly Shonen Jump featuring Araki's artwork


  • Buso Poker (1980)
  • Autoto Man (1982)
  • Virginia ni Yohroshiku (1982)
  • Magic Boy B.T. (魔少年ビーティー mashōnen bītī 1982–1983)
  • Baoh (1984–1985)
  • Gorgeous Irene (1985–1986)
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (1987—)
  • Under Jailbreak, Under Execution (1999)

Books and Illustrations

  • JoJo 6251 (1993) (Artbook)
  • JOJO A-GO!GO! (2000) (Artbook)
  • The Lives of Eccentrics (2004) (contributor)
  • Front cover of Cell (scientific journal) (September 7, 2007)
  • Stormbreaker (novel) (novel illustrations for Fantasy Press)
  • Oingo Boingo Brothers Adventure (manga-style children's book)
  • The Book: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 4th Another Day (novel written by Otsuichi, supervised and illustrated by Arashi)


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