Famous Japanese Manga Were Born On These Desks

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Our desks say a lot about our work -- and a lot about us. Let's have a look at the desks and tables of many of Japan's biggest manga artists. These are the birthplaces of some of your favourite manga -- and anime.

Below, you'll see photos of each artist's desk -- as well as one of their notable works. Many of these artists have multiple notable works, so feel free to point that out in the comments section.

The desk in the top photo belongs to Mayu Shinjo of Sensual Phrase fame. Very chic! Some of the desks below are anything but.

(Note that that there are a few replica desks, so you'll have to imagine the real deal!)

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Hirohiko Araki, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Mari Okazaki, Shibuya-ku Maruyama-chou

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Takao Saito, Golgo 13

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Mitsukazu Mihara, Beautiful People

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Tetsuo Hara, Fist of the North Star

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Gosho Aoyama, Detective Conan (This is actually a replica of his office at his museum, the Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory.)

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Hideaki Sorachi, Gin Tama

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Makoto Raiku, Zatch Bell!

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Fujiko Fujio (A), Doraemon (Another museum replica.)

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbour Totoro

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Shigeru Mizuki, GeGeGe no Kitaro (And, another museum replica.)

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Rumiko Takahashi, Urusei Yatsura

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Eiichiro Oda, One Piece

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Comments

    Disappointed not to see Masamune Shirow's, but not really surprised. He is famously reclusive.

    Last edited 07/03/14 8:32 pm

      The issue with Shirow is that his home was destroyed by the Kobe Earthquake, and he went full digital after that. So his original drawing desk is lost forever.

    It makes me sad that Oda-sensei's workspace is a poorly illuminated plywood bench. From the way the man works himself to the bone and the profits it generates for Shounen Jump and the Japanese manga industry in general, he should have a state-of-the-art luxurious studio like the opening picture but made of gold and titanium.

    Then again, it may be the case that in such space is where he finds his inspiration.

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