Jirô Kuwata

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Famous Japanese cartoonist Jirô Kuwata was born on April 17, 1935. In 1948, at age 13, Kuwata created his first comic-strip, "Kaiki Seidan" ("The Strange Star Cluster"), and devoted himself to comics, mostly in the sci-fi/fantasy and superhero vein. His turning point came in 1957, when he created "Maboroshi Tantei" ("Phantom Detective"), about a ... See full bio »
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 2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series) (based on comic books written and illustrated by - 1 episode)
- Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases! (2011) ... (based on comic books written and illustrated by - segment "Bat-Manga", as Jiro Kuwata)
 1993 8 Man After (TV Mini-Series) (characters - 4 episodes)
- Sachiko's Decision (1993) ... (characters)
- Mr. Halloween (1993) ... (characters)
- End Run (1993) ... (characters)
- City in Fear (1993) ... (characters)
 1992 8 Man (comic-book)
 1991 Eightman (Video Game) (characters)
 1965 8th Man (TV Series) (creator)
 1963 Eitoman (TV Series) (creator)

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Did the first-ever manga version of Batman, the DC comic-book superhero, long before artists such as Katsuhiro Ôtomo and Michitaka Kikuchi did their versions for DC. Kuwata's version was adapted from the _"Batman" (1966/II)_ TV series, and was first published in the June 1966 issue of the kids' comic-magazine, "Shônen King."

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