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Shiro Amano (天野 シロ, Amano Shiro, born January 4, 1976)[1] is a Japanese manga artist who has worked on several projects, including his adaptation on the popular Kingdom Hearts series.

Shiro Amano
天野 シロ
Area(s)Manga artist
Notable works
Legend of Mana and Kingdom Hearts manga adaptations


Amano worked on the manga adaptation of the Legend of Mana video game series. It was serialized from 2000 to 2002 and published in five volumes.[2]

Amano also worked on the Kingdom Hearts manga adaptations, following the events that took place in the video games with differences to account for the loss of interactivity a video game provides. The manga was originally serialized in Japan by Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan and eventually released in tankōbon format. The first tankōbon was released in Japan in October 2003.[3] The manga was released in the USA by Tokyopop two years later in October 2005.[4] Yen Press now holds the rights to publish the books for the USA market. The first series, Kingdom Hearts, consists of four volumes, while the second series, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, has two volumes. The third series, Kingdom Hearts II, has had five volumes published and is currently on hiatus. A fourth series based on Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is being serialized. The games have also been adapted as a light novel series, written by Tomoco Kanemaki and illustrated by Shiro Amano. Like the manga series, it is divided into separate series based on the games. Kingdom Hearts is divided into two volumes; "The First Door"[5] and "Darkness Within".[6] Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is divided into two volumes. Kingdom Hearts II is divided into four volumes; "Roxas—Seven Days",[7] "The Destruction of Hollow Bastion",[8] "Tears of Nobody",[9] and "Anthem—Meet Again/Axel Last Stand".[10]


List of manga and novel works
Title Year Notes Refs[11]
Legend of Mana manga 2000–02 Published in Bros. Comics, 5 volumes [2]
Boku to watashi no hen'ai jijō (ボクとワタシの変愛事情) 2010–11 (vol.) Published in 2 volumes [12][13]
Kaburi mon sutā☆ (かぶりもんスター☆, Kaburi Monster) 2007 Published in 1 volume [14]
Kingdom Hearts manga 2003 (vol.) Serialized in Monthly Shōnen Gangan
Published in Bros. Comics, 4 volumes
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories manga Published in Gangan Comics, 2 volumes
Kingdom Hearts II manga Published in Gangan Comics, 10 volumes
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days manga Published by Gangan Comics, 5 volumes
Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix manga Published in Gangan Comics, 4 volumes
Scratch! Published by Magi-Cu Comics, 1 volume
The World Ends with You manga Serialized in Monthly Shōnen Gangan as 2 one-shot chapters. [citation needed]
Breath of Fire IV novel
[citation needed]
Kingdom Hearts novel series
List of crew roles in video games
Year Title Crew role Notes Refs[11]
Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special Character Designer [citation needed]
Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable Character Designer [citation needed]
Itadaki Street DS Character Designer [citation needed]
Super Deformed Gundam [citation needed]
Lord of Vermilion [citation needed]


  • Amano Shiro (天野 シロ) Art Works Kingdom Hearts


  1. ^ Amano, Shiro (2012-01-05). "あけましておめでとうございます (Akemashite omedetō gozaimasu)" (in Japanese).
  2. ^ a b 聖剣伝説 レジェンドオブマナ 全5巻完結 [マーケットプレイス コミックセット] (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2015-12-15. Retrieved 2014-08-29. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ キングダムハーツ (1) (コミック) (in Japanese). ISBN 4757716575.
  4. ^ Kingdom Hearts, Vol. 1 (Paperback). Tokyopop. October 2005. ISBN 1598162179.
  5. ^ "Kingdom Hearts: The First Door – #1 (Kingdom Hearts) (Paperback)". ISBN 1423103955.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Kingdom Hearts: Darkness Within – #2 (Kingdom Hearts) (Paperback)". ISBN 1423103963.[dead link]
  7. ^ Game Novels キングダム ハーツII Vol.1 Roxas-Sevendays (単行本) (in Japanese). ISBN 4757516797.
  8. ^ Game Novels キングダム ハーツII Vol.2 The Destruction of Hollow Bastion (新書) (in Japanese). ISBN 4757517157.
  9. ^ Game Novels キングダム ハーツII Vol.3 Tears ofNobody (新書) (in Japanese). ISBN 4757517920.
  10. ^ Game Novels キングダム ハーツII Vol.4 Anthem-Meet Again/Axel Last Stand (単行本) (in Japanese). ISBN 4757519648.
  11. ^ a b 著者:天野シロ [Author: Shiho Amano]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  12. ^ボクとワタシの変愛事情-1-アクションコミックス-天野-シロ/dp/4575837164
  13. ^ボクとワタシの変愛事情-2-アクションコミックス(コミックハイ!)-天野-シロ/dp/4575839299
  14. ^かぶりもんスター-ヤングキングコミックス-天野-シロ/dp/4785928247

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