Urasawa Naoki ( 浦沢 直樹
) is a Japanese mangaka. He is perhaps best known for ( which drew praise from Junot Díaz, the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner) and.
Urasawa 's work often concentrates on intricate plotting, interweaving narratives, a deep focus on character development and psychological omplexity. Urasawa has won the Shogakukan Manga Award, the Japan Media Arts Festival excellence award, the Kodansha Manga Award and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. In 2008 Urasawa accepted a guest teaching post at Nagoya Zokei University.