Kamui Fujiwara

is a character designer and mangaka born on September 23, 1959 in Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan. Fujiwara's father was a soldier in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. He excelled in mathematics and computer science when in grade school. He graduated from the Kuwasawa Design School, which is attached to Tokyo Zokei University. Fujiwara won an honorable mention in 1979 for his debut manga titled Itsu mo no Asa ni in the 18th Tezuka Award, along with Toshio Nobe (also an honorable mention) and Tsukasa Hojo, who won the top prize awarded. He was heavily influenced by Katsuhiro Otomo, and a defining feature of his work is the fine attention to detail. His nom de plume "Kamui" has its origins in the name of the Ainu god of creation, Kamuy, and he has used it since high school. He has had stories published in the manga anthology series Petit Apple Pie.

Fujiwara is the character designer for the Terranigma videogame. He is currently working for Square Enix and has designed characters for games on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sony PlayStation and PlayStation 2.





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