Yapoo, the Human Cattle
Tatsuya Egawa was born in Nagoya, Japan. He was a junior high math teacher before he started working as a mangaka in 1984. His first published work was 'Be Free!' in the Kodansha magazine Comic Morning. In the USA, he is best known for his romantic comedy manga 'Golden Boy' that ran in Super Jump between 1992 and 1997. Other famous serials by Egawa include the kids manga 'Magical Taruruuto-kun' (1988-92), 'Tokyo Daigaku Monogatari' ('Tokyo University Story'), 'One-Zero-Nine', 'Dea Man', 'Happy Boy' and 'Take-chan and Papa'.
'Magical Taruruuto-kun' and 'Golden Boy' have both been animated, while 'Tokyo University Story' was adapted into a live action TV drama. In 2002, Kadokawa Shoten published 'Eropop', a retrospective of his career. Egawa's work in characterized by its exaggerated facial expressions and the cinematic storytelling. Egawa has also directed live-action pornographic films.