Hitoshi Iwaaki (岩明均 Iwaaki Hitoshi?, born 1960) is a Japanese manga artist, whose works include the science-fiction/horror series Parasyte. The Mixx editions of Parasyte romanize his name as "Hitosi Iwaaki", while the Del Rey Manga editions use "Hitoshi Iwaaki".

In 1993, he received the Kodansha Manga Award for Parasyte.[1] He was a finalist for the 2005 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Grand Prize for Historie.[2]


  • Fuuko no Iru Mise (4 volumes, Morning 1986-1988)
  • Hone no Oto (1 volume, short stories, Morning 1990, large format edition, 2003)
  • Parasyte (10 volumes, Afternoon 1990-1995, Perfect Edition: 8 volumes, 2003) First published in English by Mixx, republished in English by Del Rey Manga
  • Tanabata no Kuni ("The Country of Tanabata") (4 volumes, Big Comic, Perfect Edition: 2 volumes, 2003)
  • Yuki no Touge, Ken no Mai (2001, Kodansha)
  • Heureka, (2002, Hakusensha)
  • Historie, (2004-ongoing, 6 volumes as of May 2010, Afternoon)

Iwaaki also contributed a story to Neo Devilman.


  1. Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  2. "Tezuka Cultural Awards". Anime News Network. 2005-05-06. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 

External links

ko:이와아키 히토시 pl:Hitoshi Iwaaki vi:Iwaaki Hitoshi zh:岩明均

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