Kaiu Shirai

Kaiu Shirai (白井 カイウ, Shirai Kaiu) is the pen name of a Japanese manga artist and writer whose real name and date of birth are unknown.

Kaiu Shirai
Native name
白井カイウ (Shirai Kaiu)
BornJapan
Occupation
  • Author
  • artist
GenreManga
Years active2015–present
Signature

Career historyEdit

After graduating from university, Kaiu Shirai gained employment at a normal company, but later resigned. Aiming to become a professional mangaka, he began to submit manuscripts to magazines.[1]

On 21 June 2015, Shirai published his first professional work, a standalone piece called, "The Location of Ashley-Gate," in Shōnen Jump+, a digital imprint of Shueisha, with art by Rickey.[2] Again, in the same magazine, he published his second work, another standalone piece called, "Poppy's Wish," in collaboration with artist Posuka Demizu on 18 February 2016.[3]

After that, Shirai created a serialized work based on drafts written while he was still an amateur.[1] This work, The Promised Neverland, (with art by Posuka Demizu) started its run in the 35th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in 2016 and finished in the 28th issue of the magazine in 2020.[4][5]

WorksEdit

SerializationsEdit

One-shotsEdit

  • "Ashley Goeth no Yukue" (One-shot, art by Kyousuke Maruyama, Shōnen Jump+, 21 June 2015).[7]
  • "Poppy's Wish" (One-shot, art by Posuka Demizu, Shōnen Jump+, 18 February 2016).[8]
  • "Spirit Photographer Saburo Kono" (One-shot, art by Posuka Demizu, Weekly Shōnen Jump, Issue #36, 2020–Issue #37, 2020).[9]
  • "DC3" (One-shot, art by Posuka Demizu, Weekly Shōnen Jump, Issue #35, 2021).[10]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "話題の異色作『約束のネバーランド』著者が語る 「300ページの持込みからデビューまで」". 週プレNEWS. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  2. ^ "アシュリー=ゲートの行方". 少年ジャンプ+. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  3. ^ "ポピィの願い". 少年ジャンプ+. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  4. ^ 少年少女が知った孤児院の秘密とは?ジャンプ新連載「約束のネバーランド」. Natalie (in Japanese). 1 August 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  5. ^ Mateo, Alex (14 June 2020). "The Promised Neverland Manga Ends". Anime News Network. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Mononofu Manga Ends in Shonen Jump, 3 New Series to Launch". Anime News Network. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  7. ^ "アシュリー=ゲートの行方 - 白井カイウ/Rickey". 少年ジャンプ+ (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  8. ^ Inc, Natasha. "「白井カイウ×出水ぽすか短編集」発売、「約ネバ」完結後描いた番外編も収録". コミックナタリー (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  9. ^ Inc, Natasha. "「白井カイウ×出水ぽすか短編集」発売、「約ネバ」完結後描いた番外編も収録". コミックナタリー (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  10. ^ Inc, Natasha. "「白井カイウ×出水ぽすか短編集」発売、「約ネバ」完結後描いた番外編も収録". コミックナタリー (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  11. ^ "The Promised Neverland, After the Rain, More Win 63rd Shogakukan Manga Awards". Anime News Network. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Reveals 2018's Series Ranking for Male Readers". Anime News Network. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  13. ^ "Daruma 2019 : le palmarès manga - Japan Expo Paris". www.japan-expo-paris.com. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  14. ^ "Daruma 2019 : le palmarès manga - Japan Expo Paris". www.japan-expo-paris.com. Retrieved 5 June 2021.

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