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Takao Saito

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Nationality  Japanese
Role  Manga artist
Occupation  Manga artist
Known for  Golgo 13
Years active  1955–present
Movies  Golgo 13
Name  Takao Saito

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Born  November 3, 1936 (age 86) (1936-11-03) Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Awards  Shogakukan Manga Award (1976)
Similar People  Tetsuya Chiba, Osamu Dezaki, Shigeru Mizuki, Osamu Akimoto, Leiji Matsumoto

¿Qué es el gekiga? - Takao Saito

Takao Saito (斎藤 隆夫, さいとう・たかを, Saitō Takao, born November 3, 1936 in Wakayama Prefecture) is a Japanese manga and gekiga artist. He is best known for Golgo 13, which has been serialized in Big Comic since 1968 making it the oldest manga still in publication.


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Early life and career

After graduation from Junior High School in Osaka, Saito decided to become a manga artist, influenced by movies like King Kong and War of the Worlds.

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He debuted with his first manga Baron Air in 1955. In 1958 he moved to Tokyo, where he started a comic story atelier (劇画工房) together with seven other artists (Masahiko Matsumoto, Aki Masa Sato, Fumi Ishikawa Yasu, Masaru Sakurai, Susumu Mon, Tsu Motomi, Qi Mahi). Since April 1960, he has run Saito Production, a company with currently 19 employees. In 1971 he also started to give courses in drawing manga.

Awards and accolades

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In 1976, he won the 21st Shogakukan Manga Award in the "general" category for Golgo 13.

In 2009, Saito was among the 158 manga artists invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of both Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine and Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine at the Tokyo Imperial Hotel.

In 2010, the Japanese Government gave Saito the Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class, Gold Rays with Rosette.

In 2013, over 300 people attended an event at the Tokyo Imperial Hotel to celebrate 45 years of Golgo 13, including Deputy Prime Minister of Japan Tarō Asō.

Selected works

  • Baron Air (空気男爵, 1955)
  • Typhoon Goro (台風五郎, 1958)
  • 007 Series (1964-1967)
  • Golgo 13 (ゴルゴ13, 1968)
  • Kage Gari (影狩り, 1969)
  • Survival (サバイバル)
  • Barom-1 (バロム・1, 1970)
  • Japan Sinks (1970) (manga adaptation)
  • Master Thief Sugar (怪盗シュガー, Kaitō Shugā), which was adapted into the unreleased NES video game Secret Ties.
  • Doll: The Hotel Detective (ホテル探偵DOLL)
  • Professional Swordsmen of the Edo Era (剣客商売)
  • The Shadowman (THE シャドウマン)
  • Breakdown (ブレイクダウン, 1995)
  • References

    Takao Saito Wikipedia