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Tooru Fujisawa (藤沢とおる Fujisawa Tooru?, born in 1967) is a Japanese manga author. His name is romanized as Tohru Fujisawa on the Tokyopop English-language Great Teacher Onizuka books and as Toru Fujisawa on the Kodansha bilingual releases. His first serialized work was Adesugata Junjou Boy, published from 1989 in Weekly Shonen Magazine. Fujisawa's best-known work is Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) about a biker, Eikichi Onizuka, and his attempt to become and remain a teacher. It is a sequel to Shōnan Jun'ai Gumi! and its side story Bad Company. In 1998, Fujisawa won the Kodansha Manga Award for Great Teacher Onizuka.[1]

Works

Shōnan Jun'ai Gumi! originally talks about the legendary biker duo Eikichi and his partner Ryuuji and their constant struggle to pick up young girls and finally lose their virginity. In order to do this, they decide to pose as fashionable, nice guys with no association to gangs or street fighting. However the story soon becomes more fight oriented as they can't help but make new enemies. In this manner, they soon enough get in even deeper trouble with the local street gangs, bosozoku and even yakuza.

Bad Company tells how Eikichi met Ryuuji, and despite taking place before Shonan Junai Gumi (which in turn took place before GTO), it was written during the final stages of the series as a prequel.

Other well-known titles include Rose Hip Rose, Rose Hip Zero, and Tokko.

References

  1. Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 

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