Usamaru Furuya Unofficial Web Site, Tokyo Japanese


Other Works

Compiled other works than comic books including interviews, book covers or jackets. Prepared another special pages for large volume works.

mixi (SNS)

- Usamaru Furuya delivering many information by himself. You can see pictures or scripts in "Photo Album".


- Usamaru-san's blog. Also you can see scripts, latest idea and various "family restaurant".
Usagi * Hitori Club

Diary on the Web

- Usamaru Furuya' pi diary - Splits author diary

Interview / Diaglogue

- Usamaru Furuya Interview for PULP magazine(viz communications Inc.)
26 January 2000 / interviewed by Chikao Shiratori

Japanese Edition
#1 Palepoli Was Only the Front Door to Expression in Manga
#2 From abstraction to concrete
#3 Otaku supports Japanese economy. Child porn control bill stalls Japan.

Engish Edition translated by Andy Nakatani

Part I Palepoli Was Only the Front Door to Expression in Manga
Part II The Underbelly of an Artistic Touch
Part III The Conclusion

- Usamaru Furuya X Suna dialogue - We are feeling something different about manga
October 2000

Vol. 1 :
Vol. 2 :
Vol. 3 :

- Eveyone like breasts, right?
2003 / Text by Kensaku Saguchi

- Dialogue : Miako Tadano X Usamaru Furuya
H@Vol.60@(April 2003) rockin'on

- Usamaru Furuya interview - Voice from Character Designers!
2004 / Text by Tsuyoshi Itoh (manga critic)

- Usamaru Furuya : Compassion for Art, compassion for Manga
Monthly magazine Bijutsu Techou (art handbook) February 2006 issue. Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, Ltd.
Editorial special "Is manga art? Direction of evolving manga description", his inteview and atelier
studio coverage.
Coverage, Text by Motohisa Nishino / Photo by Yoshiharu Watanabe

- Dialogue : Usamaru Furuya X Otsuichi Making of Syonen Syojo Hyoryuki
Monthly magazine SHOSETSU SUBARU (Novel Subaru)

- Special dialogue for new comic book on sale: Kanojo wo mamoru 51 no houhou (51 ways to protect your lover) Diaglogue : Usamaru Furuya X Rosa Kato
Weekly Comic Bunch Vol.41 (22 September 2006 issues)

- DIALOGUE Lucile Hadzihalilovic, director of Ecole X Usamaru Furuya
SWITCH Oct. 2006, Switch Publishing Co. Ltd. CINE SCOOP Welcome to Utopia Ecole
Text by Asako Inoue
Among 6 pages, it occupies 2 pages.

- Kanojo wo mamoru 51 no houhou New chapter "Roppongi" beginning special tripartite talks @ Usamaru Furuya's studio Minoru Watanabe X Meguru Ishii X Usamaru Furuya
Weekly Comic Bunch Vol.46 (13 Oct 2006 issues)
Coverage, Text by Naoto Tonsho / Photo : UME
3 pages in black and white

- Kanojo wo mamoru 51 no houhou New chapter "Roppongi" beginning special Part.2 special talks Usamaru Furuya (Cartoonist) X Megurui Ishii (Disaster prevention and crisis management journalist)"
Weekly Comic Bunch Vol.47 (20 Oct 2006 issues)
Coverage, Text by Naoto Tonsho / Photo : UME
1 page in black and white

- Shonen Shojo Hyoryuki memorial dialogue just before the selling! - Our words, who was the man of delusion, to confused boys and girls. Otsuichi v.s. Usamaru Furuya
Monthly novel magazine "Shosetsu Subaru"March 2007 issue (17 February on sale)

Book Covers

- Kureichi Matsuzawa Ero Ero ; Pot Shuppan ; ISBN: 4939015165 ; (1998/10)

Included in Wsamarus 2001
See also :

- Kureichi Matsuzawa FUN NYO TAN (manure girl(?)) ; SEIRINDO ; ISBN: 4792603005 ; (1999/04)

This cover illlustration was included in Wsamarus 2001. From its author's note, Matsuzawa was the first fun letter sender. He is the co-founder of Nakano TACO-che.
See also : Diary of Kureichi Matsuzawa

- The Mangaka Retsuden (the, Manga artist histories) ; Takarajimasha ; ISBN 4796694382 ; (1999/05)

Cover illustation (included in Wsamarus 2001), interview, manga in usual day (unconfirmed)

- Sahara Ikaruga, Yukisato Suwa, Vari Arita, Bronte Yuhka, Shikiko Yamaai, Toshihiro Suzuki Kagami aruiwa Olandt no Henshin (Mirror or the canges of Olandt) - Charles Perrault's original stories for children" Takeshobo ; ISBN 4812404983 ; (1999/08)

Cover illustration and book illustrations, which are included in Wsamarus 2001.

- Risaku Kiridoshi ARUASA, SEKAI WA SHINDEITA (One morning I found the world is dead) ; BUNGEISHUNJU ; ISBN: 4163570209 ; (2001/01)

Page of arthur :

- Hiroshi Mori FUIN site WA SHITEKI SHITEKI SHUKI - I Say Essay Everyday (Sealed sites are poetic and private papers) ; GENTOSHA ; ISBN: 4344404165 ; (2003/08)

Usamaru Furuya's original comic AMI TO MORI KUN (Ami and Mr. Mori) included.

- Syunichi Karasawa and Hyakuro Murasaki SHAKAIHA KUN GA YUKU! (Mr. Social goes! ...(?));jsessionid=AD5D1DD34E663CDD4CF120DEC55BD7E5?ser_id=8

SHAKAIHA KUN GA YUKU! (Mr. Social goes!) ; Aspect ; ISBN: 4757208804 ; (2001/11)

SHAKAIHA KUN GA YUKU! GEKIDOU HEN (Mr. Social goes! Turbulent edition) ; Aspect ; ISBN: 4757209622 ; (2003/03)

SHAKAIHA KUN GA YUKU! SHITOU HEN (Mr. Social goes! Combat edition) ; Aspect ; ISBN: 4757210183 ; (2004/02)

SHAKAIHA KUN GA YUKU! GYAKUSHU HEN (Mr. Social goes! Revenge edition) ; Aspect ; ISBN: 4757210973 ; (2004/12)

SHAKAIHA KUN GA YUKU! ISHIN HEN (Mr. Social goes! Restoration edition) ; Aspect ; ISBN: 4757212127 ; (2005/12)

Book Illustration

- Brenda Love Tondemo Chou Hen Tai Kei(Japanese edition of Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices)
/ Futami Shobo Publishing Co. / Translated by Ayumi Funatsu / Supervised by Shunichi Karasawa ; ISBN: 4576961837 ; (1996/12)

See also :

Magazine Covers

Weekly Young Sunday (Short Cuts) or Weekly Big Comic Spirits (pi) must have Usamaru Furuya's fine cover, though I unconfirmed.

- AKAI KIBA (Red Fungs)

AKAI KIBA 1 (Red Fungs 1) (????/?)

Usamaru Furuya's comic included

AKAI KIBA 2 (Red Fungs 2) (????/?)
AKAI KIBA 3 (Red Fungs 3) (????/?)
AKAI KIBA 4 (Red Fungs 4) (????/?)

All of them includs his comics, though I unconfirmed.

=> Detail Page

- manga erotics F

F VOL.33 (2005/5)

and F VOL.34(2005/7), F VOL.35(2005/9), F VOL.36(2005/11) includes RAICHI * HIKARI Club

- AX => Select ax tab.

AX Vol.12 (1999/12) :

Cover arts, front arts, long interview
This cover illustration is included in Wsamarus 2001. From its author's notes, Yumekana (included in Garden) was born from this work.

Ax Vol.37 (2004/2)
Dialogue & illust collaboration by Usamaru Furuya X Minoru Sugiyama

Movie / Video

- Gekko no Sasayaki (Moonlight Whispers)
1999. Movie based on the same title manga by Masahiko Kikuni. Usamaru-san drew illustration in the moive booklet( included in Wsamarus 2001).

- Utsushimi
1999. Directed by Sion Sono. Usamaru-san drew poster illustration included in Wsamarus 2001).

- HAIBANE RENMEI (Ash-Feather circle)
HAIBANE RENMEI COG.4 includes newly-written illustlated card (2003/12)
See also :

- ONE SHOT CINEMA : Short Cuts live-action version
2004. Online original short movie based on Short Cuts. 20 Stories. 50 yen / 1 story for 3 days view. 800yen for all stroies. Sample movie exists.

2005. Character design, script and storyboard of HIDAMARI NO UTA, One of 5 stories in omnibus movie based on the Otsuichi's.
See also :

- Ichiban Kireina Mizu (The most beautifu water)
Official site :
2006. Base story, poster.
Original author introduction:
Cast, Staff and introduction of the movie. Easy to understand thant official site.

Streamng Ad
-Hot news
-Press interview at completion
-Dialogue of main casts and the director

-Press interview landsape
-Press interview landscape(2) many photos


- Westbam
Never stop living this way / CD / BMJ Japan BVCP6109

included in Wsamarus 2001

- Morsof

DOOLITTLETAPES / DT-004 (2000/9) casette tape

HEAP - PONKOTSUSHA NO KYUDEN (In the court of the juncked car) MUSEA4524.AR/POSEIDON PRF-006 (2003/10) CD


- Penicillin
Hanazono Kinema (2002/09) CD avex IOCD-11025

No.53 (2002/10) CD avex IOCD-11027

- Hakuei
Samurai (2002/09) CD avex IOCD-11025

Magazine / Free Paper

Monthly free paper of WAVE (CD/Record chain) had Usamaru Furya's manga.

- 1 oku nin no manga rensa (Comic links of 100 million Japanese)
March 1998. Recruit Davinci editorial office. ISBN:4889915273
Usamru Furuya's collaboration without apology appeared (included in Wsamarus 2001)

- SPA 26 August 2003 issue
BIJO KENKYUJO (Beautiful lady research lab) : Riko Kurita X Usamaru Furuya

Movie Zoo public opening memorial dialogue Otsuichi vs Usamaru Furuya Midinight radio borns geniuses.

- quarterly magazine S Vol.6
includes Usamaru Furuya's ball joint paper doll

- ENGEKI book (theater book)
Usamaru Furuya is serilalising manga Fixed-point observation (as of 8 Januarya 2006)

Donki Kourin (Advent of blunt) (as of 8 January 2006)


- Spilog

"Why does he always rotate his pennis!?" by Hisashi Eguchi's BOXER KEN ... Model is Rio Yasuda, owner of Dario Records

More works

- Posts to magazine (likeness)

- wallpaintings in a preschool (unconfirmed)

- illustration of text book (process of photosynthesis, insects, etc.)

Last update : 19 April 2007