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Yukinobu Hoshino (星野 之宣 Hoshino Yukinobu?, born January 29, 1954) is a Japanese manga artist. He was born in Kushiro, Hokkaidō and dropped out of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music mid-semester from the fine arts department. He made his debut in 1975 with Kotetsu no Queen and with Harukanaru Asa won the Tezuka prize for an outstanding manga. On 1976, he wrote Blue City for Shukan Shonen Jump. He won an Excellence Prize at the 2008 Japan Media Arts Festival for Munakata Kyouju Ikouroku.[1]

Initially, his artistic style was similar to that of Mikiya Mochizuki and had humoristic touches, but moved on to the gekiga style. He is known for using the gekiga style to create detailed and serious science fiction stories based on American and European SF novels but creating a completely different storyline. He had also drawn various works based on ancient and pre-historic histories. Amongst other things, he is known for his graphic novel series, 2001 Nights.

Manga works

  • Kotetsu no Queen (鋼鉄のクイーン)
  • Harukanaru Asa (はるかなる朝)
  • Blue City (ブルーシティー)
  • Blue Hole (ブルー ホール)
  • Kyojintachi no Densetsu (巨人たちの伝説)
  • 2001 Nights (2001夜物語)
    • A collection of short stories that look to mankind's exploration of space, and examine the possibilities that we could face when we decide to take those first fateful steps into the unknown.
  • Yamataika (ヤマタイカ)
  • Munakata Kyoju Denkiko (宗像教授伝奇考)
  • Sabel Tiger
  • Kodoku Experiment
  • Star Dust Memories
  • 2001+5
  • Kamunabi

Painting books

  • STAR FIELD(1986年、双葉社)
  • CHRONICLE(1996年、朝日ソノラマ)


  1. "Tsumiki no Ie, Piano Forest, Kaiba Win Media Arts Awards". Anime News Network. 10 December 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 

External links

it:Yukinobu Hoshino zh:星野之宣