Tetsuo Hara at Japan Expo 2013 in France.
|Born||Hara Tetsuo ()|
2 September 1961
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
|Fist of the North Star|
Fist of the Blue Sky
Hana no Keiji
Tetsuo Hara (Japanese: ? , Hepburn: Hara Tetsuo, born September 2, 1961) is a Japanese manga artist, best known for drawing the series Fist of the North Star (known as Hokuto no Ken in Japan), which he co-authored with Buronson. He is cousin to comedian Ryo Fukawa.
A native of Tokyo, Hara attended Hong? Junior and Senior High School and worked as an assistant to manga artist Yoshihiro Takahashi after graduating. As an amateur, he won the first prize of the 33rd Fresh Jump award for his boxing short story Super Challenger. Hara's professional career began with his first published work: Mad Fighter in 1982. His first serialized work in the Weekly Sh?nen Jump was the Iron Don Quixote, a motocross manga which lasted only ten weeks in serialization. He achieved fame after the publication of Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) in 1983, which he co-created with Buronson and ran for six years in Weekly Jump. His next long-running serial was Hana no Keiji,a period tale loosely based on a novel by Keiichiro Ryu, which was published in Weekly Jump from 1990 to 1993. He would go on to produce several shorter serials and one-shots for Shueisha until departing from the company in 2000.
In 2001, he became one of the founding members of the manga editing company Coamix and would go on to illustrate S?ten no Ken (Fist of the Blue Sky), a prequel to Hokuto no Ken, which was serialized in Weekly Comic Bunch from 2001 until the magazine's final issue in 2010. Originally published as a weekly serial, S?ten no Ken was changed to a semi-regular feature after Hara was diagnosed with keratoconus. Despite previously announcing his intentions to retire after completing S?ten no Ken, he would go on to illustrate his current series Ikusa no Ko: The Legend of Nobunaga Oda, published in Monthly Comic Zenon since 2010. An English edition of Ikusa no Ko is concurrently published at the official Silent Manga Audition Community website.
|The Iron Don Quijote (, Tetsu no Don Kih?te)||Weekly Sh?nen Jump||1982-1983||2|
|Fist of the North Star (?, Hokuto no Ken)||Weekly Sh?nen Jump||1983-1988||27|
|Cyber Blue (CYBER)||Weekly Sh?nen Jump||1988-1989||4|
|Keiji (? --, Hana no Keiji -Kumo no Kanata ni-, "Flowery Keiji: At the Other Side of the Cloud")||Weekly Sh?nen Jump||1990-1993||18|
|Kagemusha Tokugawa Ieyasu (?, "Tokugawa Ieyasu's Shadow Warrior")||Weekly Sh?nen Jump||1994-1995||6|
|Takeki Ry?sei (?, "The Mighty Ryusei")||Weekly Sh?nen Jump||1995||3|
|Sakon - Sengoku F?unroku- (SAKON --, "Sakon: Chronicles of Feudal Turbulence")||Weekly Sh?nen Jump||1997-2000||6|
|K?kenryoku ?ry? S?sakan Nakab? Rintar? ( , "Government Corruption Investigator Rintaro Nakabo)||Bart 3230||1998-2000||2|
|Aterui the Second (
|Fist of the Blue Sky (?, S?ten no Ken)||Weekly Comic Bunch||2001-2010||22|
|Ikusa no Ko: The Legend of Oda Nobunaga ( ?, Ikusa no Ko: Oda Sabur? Nobunaga Den)||Monthly Comic Zenon||2010-current|
|Super Challenger ()||Weekly Jump: Special Edition||1982/4/10|
|Mad Fighter ()||Fresh Jump||1982/10|
|Crash Hero ()||Weekly Jump||1982 (No. 43)|
|Hokuto no Ken (?) (prototype version)||Fresh Jump||1983/04|
|Hokuto no Ken II (?II) (prototype version)||Fresh Jump||1983/06|
|Zhí Yè Xi?ng Sh?u (
||Weekly Jump||1993 (No. 5-6)|
|Kaen no Sh? (?, "The Hands of Flames")||Weekly Jump Spring Special||1995|
|Kiseki Moyuru Toki (, "When The Pyroxene Burns")||Weekly Jump||1996 (No. 43)|
||Manga Allman||1997 (No. 2)|
|Hokuto no Ken: Last Piece (?-LAST PIECE-)||Comic Zenon||May 2013 (Part 1)|
June 2013 (Part 2)