Sakae Esuno

Sakae Esuno (えすのサカエ, Esuno Sakae, born November 17, 1973) is a Japanese manga artist. He is best known for his manga series Future Diary[1] and Big Order.[2] Esuno started drawing at age 15, at the time he was an admirer of the works of Rumiko Takahashi[3] in particular her horror manga Mermaid Saga.[4] After working as a manga assistant for many years he managed to become a professional manga artist when his story Tetsudō Tenshi (鉄道天使, Railroad Angel) won a prize in a contest held by Kadokawa Shoten in 2001.[4] In the 2017 May issue of Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine, he launched a new manga titled Tantei Akechi wa Kyōran su (The Detective Akechi is Berserk), a tribute to the works of Edogawa Ranpo.[5] The manga ended in the issue published in December 2018.[6] In May 2019, he started the serialization of the manga adaptation of Bokuto Uno's light novel series Nanatsu no Maken ga Shihai Suru in Monthly Shōnen Ace.[7]

Sakae Esuno
Sakae Esuno.jpg
Born (1973-11-17) November 17, 1973 (age 46)
Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Area(s)Manga artist
Notable works
Future Diary
No official site has been given


  • Hanako and the Terror of Allegory (花子と寓話のテラー, Hanako to Gūwa no Terā) (June 2004–November 2005, Monthly Shōnen Ace)
  • Future Diary (未来日記, Mirai Nikki) (January 2006–December 2010, Monthly Shōnen Ace)
    • Mirai Nikki Mosaic (未来日記モザイク, Mirai Nikki Mozaiku) (2008)
    • Mirai Nikki Paradox (未来日記パラドックス, Mirai Nikki Paradokksu) (2008)
    • Future Diary: Redial (未来日記リダイヤル, Mirai Nikki Ridaiyaru) (2013)
  • Big Order (ビッグオーダー, Biggu Ōdā) (November 2011–September 2016, Monthly Shōnen Ace)
  • Tantei Akechi wa Kyōran su (探偵明智は狂乱す) (May 2017–December 2018, Monthly Shōnen Ace)
  • Nanatsu no Maken ga Shihai Suru (七つの魔剣が支配する) (May 2019–ongoing, Monthly Shōnen Ace, manga adaptation of the light novel series of the same name by Bokuto Uno)


  1. ^ "The Future Diary: Redial Is the Ending the Series Was Missing". 2013-08-27. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  2. ^ "Big Order/Future Diary's Sakae Esuno Launches New Manga". 2017-03-29. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  3. ^ "Sakae Esuno im Interview". animepro (in German). 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Interview de l'auteur". manga-news (in French). 2009.
  5. ^ ""Future Diary" Creator Pens Edogawa Ranpo Tribute". Crunchyroll. 31 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Big Order/Future Diary Creator Ends Tantei Akechi wa Kyōran su Manga". Anime News Network. 2018-12-29. Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  7. ^ "Big Order/Future Diary's Sakae Esuno Launches New Manga (Updated)". Anime News Network. 2019-01-11. Retrieved 2020-02-01.