Toranosuke Shimada
Toranosuke Shimada
Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
Birthday: 1961
Family name: 島田
Given name: 虎之介
Shimada Toranosuke first worked for a television commercial production company. It was not until the 1990s that he began making manga. He submitted Enrique Kobayashi's Eldorado to the AX New Author contest in 2000 and thereafter has published full-length books with regular consistency. His Toroimerai won the 2008 Tezuka Osamu New Spirit Award. His artistic influences include Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Altman, and Sergio Leone. It is said that, while working, he listens continuously to pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangelli's renditions of Maurice Ravel's compositions.


Official Announcement

Hi all

As we announced previously, we have removed all reading features from the website.

Now when you visit each title’s info page, you can no longer read scanlations. Instead, we have added a feature that links each title in Manga Rock to an official content provider’s site (like Comixology, or etc.) where you can support the original authors and their work.

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