Hashiguchi Takashi
    Hashiguchi Takashi
    Alternate names: 橋口隆志
    Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
    Birthday: Jun 2, 1967
    Blood Type: O
    Family name: 橋口
    Gender: Male
    Given name: 隆志
    Website: http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~pantasia/
    Zodiac: Gemini
    Takashi Hashiguchi (born June 2, 1967 in Tokyo) is a Japanese manga artist. He is best known for his manga series Yakitate!! Japan, for which he won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shounen in 2004. Hashiguchi won a newcomer's award in 1987 (published in a magazine), and Combat Teacher debuted the following year in the same magazine.

    A prevailing theme seen throughout his manga is the realization of childhood dreams, such as making bread in Yakitate!! Japan or becoming a yo-yo master in Chousoku Spinner (Super Yo-Yo). Hashiguchi mainly focuses on unusual occupations or sports.

    He enjoys comedy as well, and took a brief interlude from drawing to try his luck as a comedian.

    He worked under the name 橋口隆志 in the past, but that has since changed to 橋口たかし.