Koyoharu Gotouge is a Japanese manga artist, known for the manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2016–2020). As of February 2021, the manga had over 150 million copies in circulation (including digital copies), making it the ninth best-selling manga series of all time. Gotouge was included as “Phenoms” in Time‘s annual list of 100 Most Influential People, becoming the first manga artist to receive the achievement.
|Birth Name||Koyoharu Gotouge|
|Birthplace||Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan|
|Date of Birth||May 5, 1989|
|Occupation||Japanese Manga Artist|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
Early Life of Koyoharu Gotouge
Koyoharu Gotouge is a Japanese Manga Artist who was born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, on May 5, 1989. The author uses a pen name to maintain anonymity.
Career Life of Koyoharu Gotouge
In 2013, Gotouge debuted in the 70th Jump Treasure Newcomer Manga Awards with the one-shot work Kagarigari. Three more one-shots followed: Monju Shirō Kyōdai, published in Jump Next! in 2014; Rokkotsu-san, published in Weekly Shōnen Jump in 2014; and Haeniwa no Zigzag, published in Weekly Shōnen Jump in 2015.
After Haeniwa no Zigzag failed to be a serialized series, Tatsuhiko Katayama (Gotouge’s first editor) suggested to start a series with an “easy-to-understand theme”. Gotouge’s debut work Kagarigari would serve as a basis for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The series was published in Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 15, 2016, to May 18, 2020. It became a success, with over 150 million copies in circulation (including digital copies) as of February 2021, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time. In February 2021, Gotouge commented that their next project would be a science fiction romantic comedy story.
Koyoharu Gotouge Net Worth
Koyoharu Gotouge have received some royalties from secondary usage fees, like Blu-rays and DVDs sold and rented, or the video game – Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles, and he has an estimated net worth of$20 million.
Gotouge has mentioned Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure; Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto; Tite Kubo’s Bleach; and Hideaki Sorachi’s Gintama as influences on their work.
In 2020, Gotouge received the 2nd Kodansha’s Noma Publishing Culture Award, which honours those who have contributed to “reinventing publishing”. Gotouge received the award due to the franchise’s sales, which boosted the entire publishing industry from 2019 to 2020. In the same year, Gotouge also won the award for best screenplay/original story at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival.
In February 2021, Gotouge was included as “Phenoms” in Time‘s annual list of 100 Most Influential People, making them the first manga artist to receive the achievement. In March 2021, Gotouge won the Newcomer Award in the media fine arts category of the 2020 Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Fine Arts Recommendation Awards. In 2021, Gotouge received the Special Prize of the 25th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. In 2021, Gotouge won the Comic division’s grand prize of the 50th Japan Cartoonists Association Awards.
Be the first to comment