Introducing Toru

Illustration by Toru

Illustration by Toru

You may recognize Toru, his illustration has been used for the cover of ‘Dangai Map’, the Japanese gay guide book. His work has also appeared in G-Men, Samson and Sabu. Though gay comics in Japan prefer to depict their heroes in a theatrical manner, Toru creates fantastic pieces of nostalgia and childhood memories with soft lines that makes him immensely popular and unique for the readers of gay manga. G-Men’s style is that in every issue it publishes illustration where very hard adult play is depicted by very soft lines. And when you look at Toru’s illustration you feel that taste, it makes you feel something warm that is floating around you.  He is also a master at a gay bar Pokapokaya in Osaka which gives you a good opportunity to meet him – just visit Pokapokaya when you are in Osaka. I hope that his art will give you some new feelings.

Illustration by Toru

Illustration by Toru

Illustration by Toru

Illustration by Toru

Back Camera by Toru

Back Camera by Toru



One Comment

  1. ultramooz wrote:

    These images are great <3 The "Pokapokaya" image is very, very cute and reminds me why I was in love with Dr Slump when I was a kid. I'd love to see more work by Toru…