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Yū Koyama

Yū Koyama (小山ゆう Koyama Yū?, born 20 February 1948 in Ogasa, Shizuoka) is a Japanese manga artist. After graduating from the University of Shizuoka he moved to Tokyo and in 1968 took a job with Saito Productions, the company run by Takao Saitō. In 1971 he worked with Kazuo Koike at Studio Ship.

He debuted in Shōnen Sunday in 1978 with Ore wa Chokkaku.

He has won multiple awards in the manga field, winning the Shogakukan Manga Award twice, once in 1977 for Ganbare Genki and again in 1998 for Azumi.[1] Azumi also won an Excellence Award at the 1997 Japan Media Arts Festival.


  • Ore wa Chokkaku (おれは直角?)
  • Ganbare Genki (がんばれ元気?)
  • O~i! Ryoma (お〜い!竜馬?)
  • Change (チェンジ?)
  • Sprinter (スプリンター?)
  • Yume ga Yuku (愛がゆく?)
  • Azumi (あずみ?)
  • Momotaro (ももたろう ?)
  • Kaze no Saburō (風の三郎 ?)
  • Samurai Kazuma (サムライ数馬?)
  • Harajuku Story (原宿ストーリー?)
  • Iza! Ryoma (いざ!竜馬?)


  • Gifford, Kevin. "Azumi". (November 2006) Newtype USA. p. 154.

External links

  • Yū Koyama's Official Website
  • Profile at The Ultimate Manga Page
  • Anime News Network's Encyclopedia

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