His assistants have included his wife, manga artist Tomomi Satō, as well as Masami Kakizaki (one year before his debut), Takahisa Shiratori, Itsunari Fujii, Eiji Nomura, Takashi Yoshida, and Kōjirō Umezawa.
Satō is left-handed, and has had a good sense and love of drawing since childhood. He graduated from Hokkaido Sapporo Nishi High School. While enrolled in Musashino Art University and studying in both the Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences and the Department of Sculpture, Satō decided he wanted to pursue a career as a manga artist and subsequently dropped out before graduating.
He worked as an assistant to both Nobuyuki Fukumoto and Tsutomu Takahashi, and made his professional debut in 1998 in Weekly Young Sunday with his work Congratulations (おめでとォ! Omedeto!?), though his Promised Land, which was a special selection at the 1997 Afternoon Four Seasons Awards, was technically his debut. Two works, Umizaru and Say Hello to Black Jack have been adapted very faithfully as television dramas and films.
- Umizaru (1999-2001, 12 volumes, Weekly Young Sunday, Shogakukan, research done by Yōichi Komori)
- Say Hello to Black Jack (2002-2006, 13 volumes, Weekly Morning, Kodansha, has sold over 10 million copies)
- New Say Hello to Black Jack (since 2007, Big Comic Spirits, Shogakukan)
- The Death-Defying Negotiator M (2003, 1 volume, Kindai Mahjongg Gold, Takeshobo)
- The Isle of Tokkō (2006, 1 volume, Weekly Manga Times Houbunsha)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Media Arts Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on March 3, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "『ブラックジャックによろしく』作者・佐藤秀峰が出版社移籍の経緯と実情を漫画化" [Say Hello to Black Jack is creator Shūhō Satō's comicalization of his transferring between publishing houses]. Oricon Style. February 28, 2009. Archived from the original on March 4, 2010. Retrieved March 4, 2010.
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