Animation Artist

Born in Mie Prefecture in 1941, FURUKAWA worked at TCJ and Kuri Jikken Manga Kobo, then became a freelance panel-manga writer, illustrator and animation creator. He has received numerous prizes, including the Special Jury Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival , the 25th Bungeishunju Comics Award, the Excellence Prize of the Japan Media Arts Festival, and the Medal with Purple Ribbon. He is currently a visiting professor at Tokyo Polytechnic University. Recent literary works include his manga anthology Buru Buru (Bungenko) and a picture book in the Kagayake Shi series, Kangaerunotte Omoshiroi (It's Fun to Think; Akane Shobo, 2008, edited by KOIKE Masayo).

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