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Eastern Artists: Inoue Takehiko

Inoue Takehiko is an important mangaka (mangaka is the Japanese word for a comic artist) born in Kyushu in 1967. During his student years he practiced BasketBall. This Sport became the main topic in his work . The main attribute of his drawingis the realism, shown in the human body proportions. He first got noticed with Kaede Purple, a manga centered around Basketball, and it also allowed him to win the Tezuka Show award.