Shigeya Suzuki (鈴木茂也, Suzuki Shigeya, born May 5, 1979),[1] more commonly known under his pseudonym Akihito Tsukushi (つくしあきひと, Tsukushi Akihito) is a Japanese illustrator, manga artist and designer from Sagamihara, Kanagawa. Suzuki also goes by the name Ichimi Tokusa (とくさ一味, Tokusa Ichimi).

Akihito Tsukushi
Shigeya Suzuki (鈴木茂也)

(1979-05-05) May 5, 1979 (age 44)
Occupation(s)Illustrator, manga artist
Notable workMade in Abyss
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

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Tsukushi hails from the Kanagawa Prefecture, attending Tachibana Gakuen High School before graduating from Tokyo Design Academy in illustration. He worked at Konami from 2000 to 2010 before becoming a freelance illustrator. During his time at Konami, he primarily worked in animation and designing the interface of titles such as Elebits, and the character design for the Nintendo DS game Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero and the anime Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin.[2][3]

After leaving Konami, Tsukushi began drawing manga, debuting in 2011 in the dōjinshi Star Strings Yori (スターストリングスより).[2] In 2012, Takeshobo began serializing his manga Made in Abyss (メイドインアビス) on their Web Comic Gamma website.[4] It would later receive an anime adaptation in 2017.[5][6]

His work is characterized by detailed descriptions and narrative drawings. He cites Norman Rockwell as a person he admires.[7]

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Manga edit

  • Made in Abyss (メイドインアビス) (Published by Takeshobo, 12 volumes, 2012 - present)
  • From Star Strings (スターストリングスより) (Published by Takeshobo, 1 volume, 2017)

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  1. ^ "ジグソーパズルのアップルワン◆「つくしあきひと」のジグソーパズル". March 26, 2017. Archived from the original on March 26, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "COMITIA". Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  3. ^ "なぜ大穴は理不尽がいっぱいなのか 『メイドインアビス』の作者つくしあきひと、初インタビュー". ねとらぼ (in Japanese). Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  4. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (December 21, 2016). "Akihito Tsukushi's Made in Abyss Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  5. ^ "メイドインアビス:テレビアニメが7月スタート 富田美憂、伊瀬茉莉也が出演 - 毎日新聞". April 26, 2017. Archived from the original on April 26, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  6. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (March 22, 2017). "Made in Abyss TV Anime Premieres in July". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  7. ^ "Tsukushi's twitter". Twitter. Retrieved November 27, 2023.
  8. ^ Romano, Sal (April 4, 2022). "Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness launches this fall, debut trailer". Gematsu. Retrieved April 5, 2022.

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