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Yoshihiro Togashi Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
Who is Yoshihiro Togashi?
Yoshiro Togashi is a well-known Japanese manga artist. He began drawing manga at an early age and the publishing company Shueisha recognized his talent while he was attending college. During the past three decades, he has authored numerous manga series in different genres. Perhaps he is best known for writing and illustrating the YuYu Hakusho and Hunter x Hunter series. Both of the series were published in the popular Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
How Old Is Yoshihiro Togashi?
He is 56 years old as of May 2022, having been born on April 27, 1966, in Shinjo, Yamagata, Japan. Togashi shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Lizzo, Markie, Fernanda Villalobos, Christian Hitchcock, Froy Gutierrez, and many more.
Yoshihiro Togashi Family
Who are Yoshihiro Togashi Parents?
According to news on the internet, it shows that his mother still runs The Togashi Paper store in Shinjo, Yamagata. However, there is no provided information regarding his father, and also the names of his parents are not mentioned on the internet.
Does Yoshihiro Togashi have Siblings?
He has an elder sister and a younger brother by the name of Togashi Hideaki. His brother is also a mangaka.
Yoshihiro Togashi Education
He received his education at Yamagata University where he studied education in the hope of becoming a teacher. But he gave up on his goal of becoming a teacher.
Yoshihiro Togashi Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Naoko Takeuchi born on March 15, 1967. His wife is a Japanese manga artist. They married on January 6, 1999.
Yoshihiro Togashi Kids
He and his wife Naoko have two kids. A son was born in late 2000 and a daughter was born in the fall of 2009. However, the names of his kids are not mentioned on the internet.
Yoshihiro Togashi Career
At the age of 20, he authored a manga titled Buttobi Straight for which he received a Tezuka Award, the most prestigious award for new comic artists in Japan. His other manga titled Jura no Mizuki was published in 1988 and was an honorable mention in Shueisha’s first annual Hop Step Award Selection magazine. During his senior of college, he was contacted by an editor of Weekly Shonen Jump who asked him to move to Tokyo.
Some of his earliest works for Shueisha include Okami Nante Kowakunai!!, a collection of comedy manga short series. In 1989, Weekly Shonen Jump published some of the stories prior to a tankobon. Togashi between 1989 and 1990 authored Ten de Showaru Cupid, a four-volume romance manga involving the relationship between a normal, human body, and a beautiful, devil girl. He made for himself with his next series in 1990 entitled Yuyu Hakusho. The series is based on the occult and in horror films, the plot features the character Yusuke Urameshi, who was killed and brought back to life as an “Underworld Detective”.
From 1990 to 1994, the manga lasted 175 chapters and 19 tankobon went on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide. Therefore, this earned Togashi a Shogakukan Manga Award in 1994 and received a hit anime adaptation. In 1995, he created Level E, a science fiction-comedy manga. It was first published in 1995 in Weekly Shonen Jump and run until 1997, and it comprises three volumes. In 2011, Level E was adapted into an anime television series. His next major series was Hunter x Hunter, an action-adventure manga, which began serialization in 1998.
The story revolves around the protagonist Gon Freecss, a young boy in search of his father, who is a legendary elite member of a society called a “Hunter”. This manga was also a success with the first 20 volumes selling nearly 55 million copies as of August 2011 in Japan. He tied with One Piece author Eiichiro Oda in 2008 as the fifth favorite manga artist from a poll posted by the marketing research firm Oricon. Togashi 2017 wrote the two-chapter manga Akuten Wars. It was published in the September and November issues of Grand Jump Premium and was illustrated by Hachi Mizuno.
Yoshihiro Togashi Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 7inches (1.71m) and a weight of 78kg (171lbs)
Yoshihiro Togashi Salary and Net Worth
His salary is not dated on the internet but he has an estimated net worth of $25 million