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Kamatani self portrait volume 1

Self portrait included in volume 1 of Nabari no Ou.

Yuhki Kamatani (鎌谷 悠希 Kamatani Yuhki, born June 22, 1983) is a Japanese manga author and illustrator from Hiroshima, Japan. They are best known for their debut manga Nabari no Ou (隠の王 Nabari no Ō), which was published in Square Enix's Monthly GFantasy magazine from 2004 through 2010.

In 2012, Kamatani came out as X-gender and asexual "sexual minority" on twitter[1], and has since included "/toX" on their twitter profile. Many of their works, most notably Shimanami Tasogare, Kamatani's most recent work which follows the story of an LGBTQ community in Onomichi, address LBGTQA themes and issues.
Kamatani drawing chapter 65

Kamatani working on chapter 65.

Kamatani's Nabari no Ou was a finalist under the Story Manga division in the ninth Japan Media Arts Festival in 2005, and was ultimately recommended by the Committee. In 2013, their manga Shounen Note: Days of Evanescence was a Jury Selection for the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival.

Kamatani worked with J.C.Staff to create a twenty-six episode anime adaptation Nabari no Ou, directed by Kunihisa Sugishima. The series premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo on April 6, 2008. The episodes subsequently air on other TXN networks, including TV Aichi and TV Osaka. Nabari no Ou is Kamatani's only series to be adapted into an anime.

The first volume of Nabari no Ou was released in English in May of 2009 by Yen Press, and is Kamatani's only manga to receive an official English translation.

WorksEdit

Title Length Magazine Year Status
Nabari no Ou 14 volumes Monthly GFantasy

2004 - 2010

Complete
Liberamente 1 volume Monthly GFantasy

2005

Complete
Liricamente Art Book N/A 2008 Complete
Unitamente 1 volume N/A 2008 Complete
Octave Oneshot Morning Two 2010 Complete
Shounen Note 8 volumes Morning Two 2010 - 2014 Complete
-al fine- 1 volume N/A 2011 Complete
Fill in the Blank (artist) 1 volume Morning 2011 Complete
Garden of Children's Hearts Oneshot Self-published 2012 Complete
Busshi no Busshin 5 volumes Gangan Online 2013 - / Hiatus
Shimanami Tasogare 4 volumes Hibana

Manga One

Ura Sunday

2015 - 2018 Complete
Touken Ranbu Online Anthology -

Hibana Chirase, Touken Danshi 

1 volume N/A 2015 Complete
Touken Ranbu Online Anthology -

Touken Danshi Makuaigeki  

1 volume GFantasy 2015 Complete
Touken Ranbu Online Anthology -

Hibana Mae, Touken Otoshishi 

1 volume Big Comic Special 2016 Complete
Unlock (artist) 3 chapters Morning 2017 Complete

Websites Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Kamatani is a really big fan of Touken Ranbu . They frequently post photos of Touken Ranbu merchandise and pose plushes and mini figures in their photos on their twitter, and attend a lot of Touken Ranbu themed events. They have drawn a lot of fan art for it as well, and they also worked on a few of the Touken Ranbu anthologies.
  • Kamatani is also a fan of Tiger & Bunny and JoJo's Bizarre Adventures. They have drawn Raikou and Gau watching Tiger & Bunny in costumes based on the series and have drawn a lot of fan art for both series.
  • They have two cats and a dog

References Edit

  1. https://twitter.com/yuhkikamatani/status/199640030942208000