Rumiko Takahashi is one of the best and richest comic painting artists in Japan today. Although she is a woman, she specializes in shounen genre manga, not shoujo. She was favored by readers for the nickname “Princess of the Manga“.
Rumiko Takahashi was born on October 10, 1957, born in Niigata, Japan. According to an article, Rumiko’s love for manga was not much smaller than that of other children at a young age, always fascinated with manga and she used to draw scrawny manga on her pages but never thought about going to it. Become a professional mangaka. However, in an interview in 2000, Rumiko Takahashi himself stated: “I always wanted to be a professional comic artist, right when I was a kid.”
Through many challenges and difficulties, from family to harsh competition environment, Rumiko with her never-ending passion has completely proved her talent. Right from her first works in 1977-1978, her talent was widely recognized and rated as a “star” that shook the Japanese manga. “We know she will become a star.” It is only a matter of time, her drawings and storyline have something special, the words of the female writer Hikawa Reiko, Takahashi’s classmate at Gekiga Sojuku. Manga Shogakukan awards proved her talent and great influence in the manga.
Rumiko’s works have always achieved high hits and attracted a lot of Japanese otaku. In total, there were over 100 million publications sold in Japan and 170 million publications worldwide. Sales of half of Ranma sold in the fourth volume amounted to 4 million copies, and when episode 4 was first released, episode 1 sold out. The full set of Urusei Yatsura laser discs, priced at $ 2,600 a set, but after a week of launch, the market has run out.
Mezon Ikkoku was even more successful, 80% more sales than Urusei Yatsura. Urusei Yatsura’s club fan has a time of 25,000 members, so it is not surprising that Rumiko is one of the highest-income mangaka, in 2004 her income tax amounted to 1.3 million. USD