In 2012, Manga Erotics F did some interviews with manga artists regarding the first time their work was published — including Inio Asano and Daisuke Igarashi.
- How did you come to make your debut? (Did you bring your manga in and show an editor, did you enter a contest, etc.)
When I was seventeen, I drew about twenty pages’ worth of short gag pieces and brought them in to Spirits. The editor I was seeing was Naoki Yamamoto’s editor, and it just so happened at the time that Yamamoto’s one-shot “Fine Girl” came out to be shorter than originally planned, so they ran my manga to fill the gap. I lucked out, not having drawn something too long. (laugh) Continue reading