Born in Tokyo, 1963. HOSOGAYA Atsushi graduated from the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University, and was a member of the Manga Kenkyukai (Manga society). Currently he is an associate professor in the Department of Manga of the Faculty of Arts at Tokyo Polytechnic University. He is also a manga researcher, and as a curator at Kawasaki City Museum, he has organized many manga exhibitions. He is a board member of the Japan Society for Studies in Cartoon and Comics. Books he has written or edited include "Nihon Manga wo Shirutame No Book Guide" (A Guide to Books on Japanese Manga, Asian Manga Summit Japan Executive Committee) and" Asian MANGA Summit" (Kodomo no Miraisha). He is on the selection committee for the TEZUKA Osamu Cultural Prize and the Yomiuri International Cartoon Contest. He is very knowledgeable about comics and cartoons from around the world.