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Masashi Ueda (植田 まさし Ueda Masashi?, born 1947 in Tokyo[1]) is a comic book artist who wrote Kobo, the Li'l Rascal (Kobo-chan).

Ueda began drawing comic book strips when he worked in his brother's cram school. Ueda began producing Furiten-kun, a comic book strip about a mahjong player, in 1979.[1] In 1982 Ueda won the Bungeishunjū Manga Award.[1][2] During that year he began producing Kobo, the Li'l Rascal. In 1988, as part of the United Nations International Literacy Year he visited Nepal as a special commissioner. In 1999 the Japan Comic Artists Association awarded Ueda a prize.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kobo, the Li'l Rascal. Volume 2 Bilingual. August 2001. Kodansha International. ISBN 4770026633, ISBN 978-4770026637. Cover inlet.
  2. "文藝春秋漫画賞." ZTV. Retrieved on September 2, 2009. "・『フリテンくん』『まさし君』『かりあげクン』(植田まさし)"

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ms:Masashi Ueda