Haro Asō (Japanese: 麻生羽呂, Hepburn: Asō Haro) is a Japanese manga artist. After his debut in 2005, he serialized Hyde & Closer from December 2007 to July 2009, and Alice in Borderland from November 2010 to March 2016. After retiring from illustrating, he did the story for Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead in October 2018 and Noyu Girl in August 2021.

Haro Asō
BornOsaka, Japan
Area(s)Manga artist
Notable works
Alice in Borderland, Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead

Biography edit

Haro Asō was born in Osaka, Japan.[1] He attended Kansai University, but later dropped out.[1] He made his debut as a manga artist in 2005 with YUNGE!.[1] On December 26, 2007, Asō launched Hyde & Closer.[2] The series finished its serialization on July 3, 2009.[3] Following Hyde & Closer's completion, Asō launched Alice in Borderland on November 25, 2010.[4] The series concluded on March 2, 2016.[5] At the time of the manga's conclusion, it had 1.3 million copies in circulation.[6] The manga was also given two major adaptations, an original video animation series[7] and a live-action television series.[8] Following Alice in Borderland's completion, Asō intended to retire from drawing, though he came out of retirement to draw a spin-off after the television series' release.[9]

Starting on October 19, 2018, Asō did the story of the manga series Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead; Kotaro Takata did the illustrations.[10] Starting on August 20, 2021, Asō will do the story for another manga series, Noyu Girl; Shirō Yoshida will do the illustrations.[11]

Works edit

  • YUNGE! (one-shot published in Weekly Shōnen Sunday Cho) (2005)[1]
  • Hyde & Closer (呪法解禁!!ハイド&クローサー, Juhou Kaikin!! Haido ando Kurōsā) (serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday and Club Sunday) (2007–2009)[2][3]
  • Alice in Borderland (今際の国のアリス, Imawa no Kuni no Arisu) (serialized in Shōnen Sunday S and Weekly Shōnen Sunday) (2010–2016)[4][5]
  • Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead (ゾン100 ~ゾンビになるまでにしたい100のこと~, Zon 100 ~ Zonbi ni Naru made ni Shitai 100 no Koto ~) (serialized in Monthly Sunday Gene-X; illustrated by Kotaro Takata) (2018–present)[10]
  • Noyu Girl (serialized in Yawaraka Spirits; illustrated by Shirō Yoshida) (2021–2022)[11]
  • Sex-chan (serialized in Comic Cmoa; written by Tatsunari Iota and illustrated by Mano Sakamoto) (2022)[12]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "麻生羽呂の一覧". BookLive [ja] (in Japanese). Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  2. ^ a b 【週刊少年サンデー】週刊少年サンデー 4・5号 発売中. Manganohi (in Japanese). December 26, 2007. Archived from the original on January 9, 2008. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  3. ^ a b 呪法解禁!!ハイド&クローサー. Club Sunday (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  4. ^ a b 「ハイド&クローサー」の麻生羽呂、サンデー超で新連載. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. November 25, 2010. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Pineda, Rafael Antonio (February 20, 2016). "Alice in Borderland Fantasy Manga Ends in March". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  6. ^ 麻生羽呂「今際の国のアリス」5年半の連載に幕、命懸けの"げぇむ"に挑む物語. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. March 2, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  7. ^ Loo, Egan (May 9, 2014). "Suspense Manga Alice in Borderland Gets Original Video Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  8. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (July 17, 2019). "Netflix Produces Live-Action Alice in Borderland Series". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  9. ^ Mateo, Alex (October 7, 2020). "Alice in Borderland Manga Returns Despite Creator's Plans to Retire". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  10. ^ a b ゾンビで溢れかえった街を見て、社畜は何を思う?麻生羽呂×高田康太郎の新連載. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. October 19, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  11. ^ a b Mateo, Alex (August 2, 2021). "Alice in Borderland's Haro Aso, Shirō Yoshida Launch Noyu Girl Manga on August 20". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  12. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (December 27, 2022). "Alice in Borderland, Zom 100's Haro Aso Launches New Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 27, 2022.

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