Manga artist Harold Sakuishi has a wide variety of interests which include baseball (he is a huge Chunichi Dragons fan), martial arts, and music. Each of these has become the basis for his most popular series (baseball in Stopper Busujima, fighting in Bakaichi, and music in BECK). His series also often include character cameos from his past works; one of the newspaper reporters in BECK is actually from Stopper Busujima and so on. Additionally, he’s also a big fan of Sangokushi (Romance of the Three Kingdoms) with a warped version of that story appearing in BECK written by Christy Sakuishi.
Mr. Sakuishi is currently storming the states with BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, his manga about what it means to be a teenager—but more importantly, what it means to ROCK!!! His love for music and pop-culture globally can be felt throughout the series, specifically through the chapter covers in BECK that parody famous rock album covers.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- AnimeNEXT 2006 - June 16-18, 2006 in Secaucus, NJ