About Him

Youichi Komori

Born in 1967.
Graduated from Osaka University of Arts, Department of Arts, School of Film.
Started to work for Japanese film, television production, and distribution company TOEI company, LTD.
Komori writes columns and novels, and also produces original works for comics and movies.
"Umizaru" (By Shogakukan Young Sunday Comics)
"Tokkyu!!" (By Kodansha: Weekly Shonen Magazine)
"Waga na wa umishi" (By Shogakukan: Big Comics Spirits)
"S : Saigo no Keikan" (By Shogakukan Big Comic)
In addition to these, many of his works have been adapted to film.
" Umizaru" (By Fuji TV)
"252 Seizonsha ari"
"DOG×POLICE" (Both by Nippon TV)
"Afterschool Midnighters" (By T-JOY)
"S : Saigo no Keikan" (By TBS)
Some of his novels include;
"DOG×POLICE" (By Shueisha Bunko)
"Gin Iro no Kyojin" (By Shogakukan)
"TENJIN" series (By Shueisha Bunko), a series about the adventures of young pilots in the Japan Air Self-Defence Force.
On July 18th 2008, Komori received the Prime Minister's Kaiyourikkoku Suishin Kourousha Hyoushou Prize for his great contribution to the increased awareness of maritime work in Japan.
He lives in Fukuoka City.

Career

1999-2001 Comic series "Umizaru" in Weekly Young Sunday MagazineStory・Development: Youichi Komori Drawings: Shuho Sato
2004-2008 Comic series "Tokkyu!!" in Weekly Shonen MagazineStory: Youichi Komori Drawings: Mitsurou Kubo
2004-2007 Comic series "Wagana wa Umishi" in Big Comics Spirits MagazineStory: Youichi Komori Drawings: Yuuji Takemura
2004 "Umizaru" adapted to film by Toho GroupStory・Development: Youichi Komori Director: Eiichiro Hasumi
2005 "Umizaru" made into a TV drama by Fuji TV groupStory・Development: Youichi Komori Director: Eiichiro Hasumi
2006 "Umizaru LIMIT OF LOVE" adapted to film by Toho groupStory・Development: Youichi Komori Director: Eiichiro Hasumi
2008 "252 Seizonsha Ari" adapted to film by Warner Bros.Story・Script: Youichi Komori Director: Nobuo Mizuta
2009 March - June Comic series "Mash Go!!" in Weekly Shonen MagazineStory: Youichi Komori Drawings: Shouki Yonebayashi
2009 August - 2016 March Comic series "S -Saigo no Keikan-" in Big Comic MagazineStory: Youichi Komori Drawings: Yutaka Toudou
2010 September "Umizaru THE LAST MESSAGE" adapted to film by Toho GroupStory・Development: Youichi Komori Director: Eiichiro Hasumi
2011 October "DOG×POLICE" adapted to film by Toho groupStory: Youichi Komori Director: Go Shichitaka
2012 July The film, "Umizaru Brave Hearts" (Toho Group) was releasedStory・Development: Youichi Komori Director: Eiichiro Hasumi
2012 August The animation film "Afterschool Midnighters" (T-JOY) was releasedScript: Youichi Komori Director: Hitoshi Takekiyo
2013 March "TENJIN" published by Shueisha BunkoAuthor: Youichi Komori
2014 January "S-Saigo no Keikan" (TBS) was made into a TV dramaStory: Youichi Komori Script: Kazunao Furuya
2014 October "Onsoku No washi TENJIN 2" published by Shueisha BunkoAuthor: Youichi Komori
2014 December "Eagle Nest TENJIN 3" published by Shueisha BunkoAuthor: Youichi Komori
2015 August "S-Saigo No Keikan" (TOHO) was adapted to filmStory: Youichi Komori Director: Shunichi Hirano
2015 November "Ozu no Sekai" published by Shueisha BunkoAuthor: Youichi Komori
2015 December "TENJIN" published by Shueisha Shounen Jump ComicsStory: Youichi Komori Concept: Muneaki Taoka Drawings: Tasuku Sugie

Works

Ozu no Sekai

"Ozu no Sekai"

By Shueisha Bunko

TENJIN

"TENJIN" Series

By Shueisha Bunko


"TENJIN"

By Jump LIVE

"TENJIN"

By Shueisha Shonen Jump Comics

Gin Iro no Kyojin

"Gin Iro no Kyojin"

By Shogakukan STORY BOX VOL 38-44

Afterschool Midnighters

"Afterschool Midnighters"

By T-JOY

Starring: Kouichi Yamadera
Director: Hitoshi Takekiyo
Script: Youichi Komori, Hitoshi Takekiyo

Official Website: http://afterschool-midnighters.com/
DOG×POLICE

"DOG×POLICE Keishichou Keibibu Keibi Dainika Soubi Yongakari"

By Shueisha Bunko

"DOG×POLICE Junpaku no kizuna"

By TOHO

Starring: Hayato Ichihara
Director: Go Shichitaka
Story: Youichi Komori
Script: Tetsuya Ooishi

Official Website: http://www.ntv.co.jp/kinro/lineup/20130222/
S: Saigo no Keikan

"S: Saigo no Keikan"

By Shogakukan Big Comic (From the 16thissue, 2009)

"S: Saigo no Keikan Dakkan RECOVERY OF OUR FUTURE"

By TOHO

Starring: Osamu Mukai, Gou Ayano
Director: Shunichi Hirano
Story: Youichi Komori
Script: Kazunao Furuya

Official Website: http://www.s-lastpoliceman-movie.com/
Mash Go!!

"Mash Go!!"

By Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine (2009 March-June)

252 Seizonsha ari

Film "252 Seizonsha ari"

By Warner Bros

Starring: Hideaki Ito, Seiyou Uchino
Director: Nobuo Mizuta
Story: Youichi Komori
Script: Youichi Komori, Hiroshi Saito, Nobuo Mizuta

Official Website: http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/252/

"252 - The Official Movie Book"

By Kodansha "One Week" Editorial Department (2008 December)

"Another 252"

By Kodansha (2008 December)

"252 Seizonsha Ari - The First Rescue"

By Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine (2009 January)

ULTRA WORLD COLLECTION

"ULTRA WORLD COLLECTION"

By Kodansha (2007 December)

Waga na wa umishi

"Waga na wa umishi"

By Shogakukan Weekly Big Comics Spirits (2004-2007)

We are here!! Hyper Rescue Team

"We are here! Hyper Rescue Team"

By Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine (2005 March)

VOLKS Jr. ULTRA WORLD Exhibition

"VOLKS Jr. ULTRA WORLD Exhibition"

By Art Gallery Artium Presented By Mitsubishi Jisho, Nishinippon Newspaper (2004)


How to become a coast guard

"How to become a coast guard"

By Perikansha Publishing (2004)

Tokkyu!!

"Tokkyu!!"

By Kodansha: Weekly Shonen Magazine(2004-2008)

The Land of Monga

"The Land of Monga" - The 3 volume set

By Shogakukan Fourth and Fifth Grade (2002-2005)

Working at the South Pole

"Working at the South Pole"- The 3 volume set

By Shogakukan Weekly Young Sunday (2002)

Umizaru

"Umizaru" - The 12 volume set

By Shogakukan Weekly Young Sunday (1999-2001)

"Umizaru"

By TOHO

Starring: Hideaki Ito
Director:Eiichiro Hasumi
Story・Development: Youichi Komori
Original work: Shuho Sato
Script: Yasushi Fukuda

Official Website: http://www.umizaru.jp/umizaru1/

"Umizaru LIMIT OF LOVE"

By TOHO

Starring: Hideaki Ito
Director:Eiichiro Hasumi
Story・Development: Youichi Komori
Original work: Shuho Sato
Script: Yasushi Fukuda

Official Website: http://www.umizaru.jp/umizaru2/

"Umizaru THE LAST MESSAGE"

By TOHO

Starring: Hideaki Ito
Director:Eiichiro Hasumi
Story・Development: Youichi Komori
Original work: Shuho Sato
Script: Yasushi Fukuda

Official Website: http://www.umizaru.jp/umizaru3/

"Umizaru Brave Hearts"

By TOHO

Starring: Hideaki Ito
Director:Eiichiro Hasumi
Story・Development: Youichi Komori
Original work: Shuho Sato
Script: Yasushi Fukuda

Official Website: http://www.umizaru.jp/index.html