Yuzo Takada (real name Yuji Takada) was born in 1963 in Tokyo, Japan. At University he joined the Manga society and one of his illustrations was soon spotted by an editor, who asked him to write a story for Japanese publisher Kodansha's monthly Young Magazine.
Takada created a number of popular (and slightly pervy) romantic comedy titles, including Tokonatsu Bank and Tour Conductor Nikumori, before moving on to his flagship "ghosts and monsters" story 3x3 Eyes.
3x3 Eyes began in 1987 and the incredibly popular series continued for over fifteen years, racking up an impressive 40 collected volumes in Japan before ending in early 2003. 3x3 Eyes is pretty popular in the UK and America, despite only eight volumes of the manga being released in English. 3x3 Eyes was also serialised for several years by Dark Horse Comics in their monthly magazine Super Manga Blast!.
He has also experienced success with a number of anime based on his
work, including the comedy All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku,
and the fantasy epic Blue Seed. The first few volumes of
3x3 Eyes were also made into a four part OAV series in the early
1990's, with an extra three episodes added in the mid 90's, and although
constant rumours of further episodes persist, sadly none have yet proved
true. Since the end of the 3x3 Eyes manga Yuzo Takada has
moved on to several short stories, including the hospital drama The
Booking Life and Ultraman - The First, a manga featuring
Japan's ever-popular superhero. Aside from manga, Yuzo Takada is
also a respected freelance illustrator and has produced cover
illustrations for several Gundam soundtrack albums.