Born in Hyogo, 1951. MURAKAMI Tomohiko graduated from the School of Sociology of Kwansei Gakuin University. He is a critic and editor. After spending years in the Cultural News Department at the Osaka Headquarters of Sports Nippon Newspapers, he served as the managing director at Channel Zero Company and the editor in chief at "Play Guide Journal", an information magazine. He is currently a professor of the General Literature, the major of Literature at Kobe Shoin Women's University. Currently he is on the selection committee for the TEZUKA Osamu Cultural Prize and is a board member of the Japan Society for Studies in Cartoons and Comics. His major works includes "It's Only Comics" (Kosaido Bunko) and "Manga Kaitai Shinsho" (Seikyusha).