Monday, October 18, 2010
Takehiko Inoue is, without exaggeration, one of the most influential manga creators of the past 20 years. His 1990-1998 shonen (manga for teen and preteen boys) series Slam Dunk has sold over 100 million copies in Japan and frequently tops public "best manga" polls there.
He's still creating manga today, as seen in this (blissfully subtitled!) television program following his work and creative process. Even if you have little interest in sports and samurai (his signature subject matter,) it's worth a watch just to see his incredibly detailed illustrations.