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Hitoshi Iwaaki (Japanese: 岩明 均, Hepburn: Iwaaki Hitoshi, born July 28, 1960) is a Japanese manga artist, whose works include the science-fiction/horror series Parasyte. The Mixx editions of Parasyte romanize his name as "Hitosi Iwaaki", while the Del Rey Manga editions use "Hitoshi Iwaaki".

Hitoshi Iwaaki
Born (1960-07-28) July 28, 1960 (age 58)
OccupationManga artist
Known forParasyte, Historie
AwardsTezuka Osamu Cultural Prize - Grand Prize (2012)



In 1993, he received the Kodansha Manga Award for Parasyte.[1] In 2010 Historie took the grand prize in the manga division of the 2010 Japan Media Arts Festival.[2] He was the winner for the 2012 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Grand Prize for Historie.[3]


  • Fuuko no Iru Mise (4 volumes, Morning 1986-1988)
  • Hone no Oto (1 volume, short stories, Morning 1990, large format edition, 2003)
  • Parasyte (10 volumes, Afternoon 1990-1995, Perfect Edition: 8 volumes, 2003) First published in English by Mixx (Tokyopop), republished in English by Del Rey Manga
  • Tanabata no Kuni ("The Country of Tanabata") (4 volumes, Big Comic Spirits, Perfect Edition: 2 volumes, 2003)
  • Yuki no Touge, Tsurugi no Mai (2001)
  • Heureka, (2002, Young Animal Arashi)
  • Historie, (2004-ongoing, 10 volumes as of March 2017, Afternoon)
  • Reiri (2015-ongoing, Bessatsu Shonen Champion)[4]

Iwaaki also contributed a story to Neo Devilman.


  1. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
  2. ^ "Japan Media Arts Festival Awards". Anime News Network. 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  3. ^ "Tezuka Cultural Awards". Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  4. ^ "Parasyte's Iwaaki Launches Reiri Manga With Artist Daisuke Muroi". Anime News Network. October 14, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.

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