Template:Blp refimprove Inio Asano (浅野 いにお Asano Inio?, born September 22, 1980 in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese Manga author (mangaka). Asano created the acclaimed manga Solanin which was released as a feature film in Japan in April 2010, starring Aoi Miyazaki.[1] He is known for his character driven, realist stories that range from slice of life stories to psychological horror. In 2001 he won the first prize in the GX competition for young mangaka.

The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper described him as one of the voices of his generation.[1]


  • What a Wonderful World! (2002-2004)
  • Nijigahara Holograph (2003-2005)
  • Hikari no Machi (2004-2005)
  • Solanin (2005-2006)
  • Sekai no Owari to Yoake Mae (2006-2008)
  • Oyasumi Punpun (2007-?)
  • Umibe no Onna no Ko (2009-?)


Asano's art and writing approaches are unique, with an instantly identifiable visual style and storylines that deal with the qualities of life for young adults. In his short career as a manga artist, Inio Asano has tackled various formats and genres--short existential vignettes, twentysomething dramas, mind-bending psycho-horror--with a delicate emotional touch and a willingness to break stodgy storytelling rules.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ozaki, Mio (April 16, 2010). "The disaffected world of Inio Asano". Yomiuri Shimbun. Archived from the original on April 24, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 

External links

ru:Асано, Инио

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