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Taira Hara (はら たいら Hara Taira?, 8 March 1943 - 10 November 2006) was a Japanese manga artist and tarento born in Tosayamada (now part of Kami), Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. He was a long-time resident of Koishikawa, Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan. He made his professional manga debut in 1963 with his story Shinjuku BB (新宿B·B Shinjuku Bebe?), published in Weekly Manga Times.
Hara was the oldest son, though he had an older sister. His father died of tuberculosis before he was born.
Hara died of liver cancer on 10 November 2006 at a hospital in Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture.
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