Soryo, Fuyumi 1959-

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Soryo, Fuyumi 1959-

PERSONAL:

Born January 6, 1959, in Beppu, Japan.

ADDRESSES:

E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Manga artist and comics creator.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Shogakukan Manga Award, 1998, for Boyfriend.

WRITINGS:

"MARS" MANGA SERIES

Mars, Volume 1, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2002.

Mars, Volume 2, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2002.

Mars, Volume 3, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2002.

Mars, Volume 4, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2002.

Mars, Volume 5, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2002.

Mars, Volume 6, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2002.

Mars, Volume 7, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2002.

Mars, Volume 8, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2003.

Mars, Volume 9, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2003.

Mars, Volume 10, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2003.

Mars, Volume 11, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2003.

Mars, Volume 12, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2003.

Mars, Volume 13, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2003.

Mars, Volume 14, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2003.

Mars, Volume 15, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2003.

Mars: Horse with No Name, TokyoPop (Los Angeles, CA), 2004.

"ETERNAL SABBATH" MANGA SERIES

ES: Eternal Sabbath, Volume 1, Del Rey (New York, NY) 2006.

ES: Eternal Sabbath, Volume 2, Del Rey (New York, NY) 2006.

ES: Eternal Sabbath, Volume 3, Del Rey (New York, NY) 2006.

ES: Eternal Sabbath, Volume 4, Del Rey (New York, NY) 2007.

ES: Eternal Sabbath, Volume 5, Del Rey (New York, NY) 2007.

ES: Eternal Sabbath, Volume 6, Del Rey (New York, NY) 2007.

ES: Eternal Sabbath, Volume 7, Del Rey (New York, NY) 2007.

OTHER

Doll, Kodansha (Tokyo, Japan) 1996.

Taiyo no Ijiwaru, Kodansha (Tokyo, Japan) 2002.

Also author of Boyfriend, Shogakukan Productions; Three, Shogakukan Productions; and Tennen no Musume-san, Kodansha.

SIDELIGHTS:

Fuyumi Soryo is the author and illustrator of the popular "Mars" and "Eternal Sabbath" manga series. In the "Mars" series, Soryo chronicles the unlikely relationship between a pair of Japanese teenagers: Kira Aso, an intensely shy but gifted artist, and Kashino Rei, a handsome motorcycle racer with a mysterious past. Although Library Journal critic Steve Raiteri felt that "Mars" will appeal especially to teenage girls, he noted that the series "has the depth and quality to interest older comics readers also."

The "Eternal Sabbath" series concerns Dr. Mine Kujyou, a brilliant neuroscience researcher who discovers a pair of genetically engineered clones with the ability to control people's minds. Though Shuro chooses to live in harmony with human society, Isaac is bent on destruction, using his powers to commit a series of brutal murders. "Soryo's thriller is a well-paced, meticulously drawn manga that reads like a movie," observed a critic in a Publishers Weekly review of ES: Eternal Sabbath, Volume 2. Anime News Network contributor Carlos Santos remarked that the series has "all the good things you want in a suspense thriller—strong-willed characters, twist-a-minute plotting, and a premise that keeps things teetering on the brink between life and death." Santos also praised the artwork in "Eternal Sabbath," commenting: "It seems that Fuyumi Soryo has never doubted where to draw a line; the sharp, precise style is a perfect match for the analytical (yet intense) mood of the story."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Library Journal, January, 2003, Steve Raiteri, review of Mars, Volume 4, p. 84.

Publishers Weekly, September 4, 2006, review of ES: Eternal Sabbath, Volume 2, p. 45.

School Library Journal, September 1, 2006, Lisa Goldstein, review of ES: Eternal Sabbath, Volume 1, p. 244.

ONLINE

Anime News Network,http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/ (March 20, 2007), Carlos Santos, review of ES: Eternal Sabbath, Volume 2.