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Paru Itagaki (板垣 巴留, Itagaki Paru?) is a Japanese manga artist. She is best known as the creator of the manga series Beastars.


Paru Itagaki's appearance is publicly unknown. When she appears in a public place, she wears a head covering that resembles Legom, a hen who is a character from Beastars. This was also shown at the 11th Manga Awards ceremony.


She was born in 1993 in Tokyo and graduated from the Musashino University of Arts in the Imaging Department.

At the university, she had the goal of making cinema, but as a student, she realized the difficulty of making cinema and began to want to become a cartoonist because she was close to the cinema. She wrote that she intended to write comics after graduating from college, but decided to go to work when she settled, but was unable to find a job.

After making the manga, the editors of Akita Shoten noticed it, and in 2016, "Weekly Shōnen Champion" (Akita Shoten) No. 14 (released March 3, 2016) the first episode of Beast Complex (The Lion and the Bat) was published and gave her debut as a cartoonist. Beast Complex was a short series of 4 consecutive chapters (later it would publish another 3 chapters non-consecutively). In the same year, the Beastars serialization, which would be her first series, was released from "Weekly Shonen Champion" No. 41 (Sept. 8 release). Some time later, she got multiple awards for the same work.



Paru Itagaki Interviews


  • Paru Itagaki is left-handed.
  • Her father is also a mangaka, Keisuke Itagaki, known for his most famous work Baki the Grappler (1991-1999).

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