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List of notable or famous cartoonists from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top cartoonists born in Japan and even some popular cartoonists who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese cartoonists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These cartoonists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known cartoonist from Japan is included when available.

List ranges from Shigeru Miyamoto to Stan Sakai and more.

This historic cartoonists from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese cartoonists of note?" and "Who are the most famous cartoonists from Japan?" These prominent cartoonists of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese cartoonists.

Use this list of renowned Japanese cartoonists to discover some new cartoonists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (13 items)
Akira Toriyama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Japan
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Akira Toriyama is a Japanese manga and game artist. He first achieved mainstream recognition for his highly successful manga Dr. Slump, before going on to create Dragon Ball—his best-known work—and acting as a character designer for several popular video games such as the Dragon Quest series and ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Nagoya, Japan

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Gustave Verbeek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Japan
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Gustave Verbeek

Gustave Verbeek was an illustrator and cartoonist, best known for his newspaper cartoons in the early 1900s featuring an inventive use of word play and visual storytelling tricks. Verbeek was of Dutch ancestry, but was born in Nagasaki, Japan, the son of Reformed Church in America missionary Guido ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1867-1937)

Birthplace: Nagasaki, Japan

Junichi Sato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Japan
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Junichi Sato is an anime director. Sato is known for working on shōjo-based anime and the magical girl genre. He is associated with TYO Animations. Born in Ama, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, his first major work was directing the first two seasons of Sailor Moon for Toei Animation, after which he handed ...more

Age: 57

Birthplace: Ama, Aichi, Japan

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Katsuya Terada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Japan
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Katsuya Terada is a screenwriter and a costume designer. ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Tamano, Japan

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