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Tetsuya Chiba (千葉 徹彌 or ちばてつや Chiba Tetsuya?, born 1939-01-11) is a Japanese manga artist, famous for his sports stories.

He was born in Tokyo, Japan, but lived most of his early childhood in Manchuria when it was still a Japanese colony during the Second Sino-Japanese War.[1] His father was working in a paper factory during that time they lived in China. One of his younger brothers is mangaka Akio Chiba. Chiba's works include Tomorrow's Joe (Ashita no Joe), his best known work. Many of his early titles are still in print due to continued popularity.

Brief history

At the end of the Sino-Japanese War, Chiba's family lived in the attic of a work-acquaintance of his father until they could find a way to get back to Japan.[1] In 1956, while still in high school, Chiba wrote Fukushū no Semushi Otoko for a publisher that produced rental books and was paid ¥12315.[citation needed] In 1958, he made his professional debut in Shōjo Book with Butōkai no Shōjo. In the sixties, he wrote shōnen and shōjo manga at the same time. He won the Shogakukan Manga Award for seinen/general manga in 1977 for Notari Matsutarō.[2]


Listed chronologically.

  • Chikai no Makyū (Weekly Shonen Magazine, Kodansha, Jan 1961–Dec 1962, created by Kazuya Fukumoto)
  • 1•2•3 to 4•5•Roku (Shōjo Club, Kodansha, Jan–Dec 1962)
  • Shidenkai no Taka (Weekly Shonen Magazine, Jul 1963-Jan 1965)
  • Harisu no Kaze (Weekly Shonen Magazine, Apr 1965-Nov 1967)
  • Misokkasu (Shōjo Friend, Kodansha, Aug 1966-Aug 1967)
  • Ashita no Joe (Weekly Shonen Magazine, Jan 1968-Jun 1973, written by Asao Takamori)
  • Akane-chan (Shōjo Friend, April 6, 1968-September 29, 1968)
  • Hotaru Minako (Weekly Shonen Magazine, Sep 1972)
  • Ore wa Teppei (Weekly Shonen Magazine, Aug 1973-Apr 1980)
  • Notari Matsutarō (Big Comic, Shogakukan, Aug 1973-Jun 1993 and Oct 1995-May 1998)
  • Ashita Tenki ni Naare (Weekly Shonen Magazine, Jan 1981-May 1991)
  • Shōnen yo Racket o Idake (Weekly Shonen Magazine, May 1992-Jun 1994)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Chiba Tetsuya". Retrieved 2006-08-28. 
  2. "小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 

External links

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