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.


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