Happy 52nd Birthday to Hirohiko Araki: Manga's True Sparkling Vampire

Unaging manga legend's birthday marked with launch of "Jojo + Google+" digital exhibition/fan site

The last year was a huge one for Hirohiko Araki. He collaborated with Gucci on several projects, his multi-generational action manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure launched its eighth phase and celebrated its 25th anniversary, while he celebrated his 30th year as a manga author. Today he turns 52, but, as ever, it's hard to tell by looking at him. 


The occasion has been marked by the launch of JOJO+ ジョジョ+ - Google+, a digital exhibition/fan site.


It's a running gag among manga fans that, like the vampire villains of JoJo's, Araki never seems to age (well, maybe his hair is receding a bit).




Araki performing a few of JoJo's trademark poses:




Araki's contribution to a 10th anniversary Naruto supplement:


Shokotan interviewing Araki:


Akira Toriyama and Osamu Tezuka at an event honoring Araki:


The third part of Araki's JoJo's manga was released in North America by Viz, while the anime was released by the short lived Super Techno Arts. NBM recently released spin-off/exhibition tie-in Rohan at the Louvre. Going back further, his Baoh was also released by Viz prior to the manga boom, while AnimEigo released its anime adaptation.



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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