Kishiro classifies Battle Angel Alita as his début series, although he had some previous works.
The author has also written Ashen Victor, in the same universe of Battle Angel Alita, influenced by Frank Miller and Taiyo Matsumoto. There are also AquaKnight and War-Men.
The mangaka was born in March 20, 1967, in Japan. He has always draw the attention due to his artistic talents. In 1984, he won the 15th Shogakukan Newface with his work Kikai. Between 1984 and 1988, he had three works published as fanzines: Out Rigger, Iron Fist and Bangbuster. In 1988, his great professional career started.
1988 - Kaiousei (Shogakukan)
1989 - Hito (Kadokawa-Shoten)/Dai-Mazin (Shogakukan)
1990 - The Universe Robber of Boys (Kadokawa-Shoten)
1991 - Future Tokyo Head Man (Shogakukan)
1991 - Gunnm (Shogakukan) [in progress]
1995 - Haisha (Shueisha)
1997 - Gunnm Gaiden (Shueisha)/Hito (Shueisha) [compilation]
1998 - Aqua Knight Saga (Shueisha)/Haisha Tankobon (Shueisha)
Date of birth: March 20, 1967.
Debut: In 1984, “KIKAI” won the best newcomer manga artists award sponsored by weekly Shonen Sunday magazine.
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Blood type: O
Height: about 5 feet 7 inches
Character: twisted mind
Hobby: collecting theme songs of nostalgic animated series and making a collection of books on unnatural phenomenon.
Favorite foods: Chinese noodle, curry rice, baked custard pudding, and chocolate pie.
Favorite animals: octopus and frog
Favorite motorcycle: YAMAHA VMAX (likes Camel Cricket)
Favorite swordsmen: Bungoro Hikita, Koguma Iwama, Doronosuke Hiziko
Respected fighters: Masutatu Oyama, Bruce Lee
Favorite specter: Dorotabou
Favorite UMA: Tatzelwurm, Mothman
Dislike: trend, a person who does things by halves.
Weakness: alcohol, smoke, shrimp, crab, fishy repast, colorful candle, dryad (Minois dryas), signing an autograph on square writing card, and “Bamboo hat for Jizo” in Once upon a time in Japan.
Cherished mottos: “Do the likeliest, and God will do the best.”, “The frog in the well does not know the ocean, but knows the sky’s the limit.”
Some curiosities about Kishiro:
The author is labeled as a rebel by friends; among his pastimes we could mention his fondness in creating computerized 3D images, fondness for old animes and motorcycles. He does not like fashion victims, alcoholic beverage and tobacco. His favorite foods are ramen and… flan. He hates shellfishes.
Author’s site: www.yukito.com.