Norihiro Yagi

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Norihiro Yagi
八木 教広
Born1968 (age 52–53)
Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Area(s)Writer, Manga artist
Notable works
Angel Densetsu

Norihiro Yagi (八木 教広, Yagi Norihiro, born 1968) is a Japanese manga writer and artist from Okinawa Prefecture. He started making manga in 1990.

Norihiro Yagi is a successful manga artist, having won the 32nd Akatsuka Award for his very first work: Undeadman.[citation needed] Undeadman appeared in Monthly Shōnen Jump and has had two sequels. Yagi's first serialized manga was his comedy-genre Angel Densetsu, which appeared in Monthly Shōnen Jump from 1992 to 2000. His next-most recent work, Claymore, ran in the magazine between 2001 and 2014, completing at 155 chapters. Viz Media localized the manga for the North American market, and have released all 27 volumes in English as of October, 2015.[1]

His current series, Ariadne in the Blue Sky, has been serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday since December 2017.

Yagi's favorite things to do in his spare time are to listen to hard rock music, play video games, drive, and perform martial arts. Yagi's favorite Japanese comedic duo is Downtown.[2]


  • Undeadman – one-shot, 1990
  • Angel Densetsu – 15 volumes, 1992 – 2000 (2 episodes)
  • Claymore – 27 volumes, 2001 – 2014
  • Arcadia of the Moonlight – one-shot, 2017
  • Ariadne in the Blue Sky (蒼穹のアリアドネ, Sōkyū no Ariadone) – 2017 – present[3]


  1. ^ "Books by this Author". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 26 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Claymore manga, Volume 1 introduction
  3. ^ "Claymore Creator Norihiro Yagi Reveals Title, Visual, Story for New Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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