Yuzo Takada
(Creator, 3x3 Eyes)

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.

Yuzo Takada, 3x3 Eyes Creator

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. 

 (Titles in Red are not available in English)

Tokonatsu Bank
Tour Conductor Nikumori
Sportion KIDs

Everyday Is Sunday

All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku
3x3 Eyes
Blue Seed
The Booking Life