(b. 3 February
) is a Japanese mangaka
who specializes in gay BDSM
, many of which depict graphic violence. The men he depicts are hypermasculine, and tend to be on the bearish
He began his career as a mangaka in 1982, while he was studying graphic design at Tama Art University (多摩美術大学). His works have been published in several Japanese gay magazines, including G-men and SM-Z.
His manga Gunji (軍次) was translated into French in 2005. Tagame is openly gay.