Buichi Terasawa (March 2016)

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Published March 28, 2016
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Excerpt of a French interview with Buichi Terasawa, manga artist of Cobra, about Hirohiko Araki. The video was uploaded by the website "Les Illuminati" on their YouTube channel on March 28, 2016. The interview took place at the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) in February.[1]


Interviewer: Are you aware that without you helping out Tetsuo Hara, we may have never had known Hokuto no Ken? (Fist of the North Star)

Buichi Terasawa: This legend is false, it was Tetsuo Hara who came to see me to become my assistant and I rejected him. But without that, he wouldn't have gone elsewhere and wouldn't have done what he did... So I do not regret having pushed him away.

On the contrary, I supported Hirohiko Araki (author of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure). At the beginning he wasn't very skilled at drawing but he had a very strong capacity for storytelling. I supported him because drawing can easily be improved over time but not storytelling. I encouraged him because he could tell stories better than draw them, and he was already telling his stories very well... In one of his first works, the "BT" is a reference to my name "Buichi Terasawa". It's in "Cool Shock B.T.". I see this as a homage from his part.[2]

[Translated by Nabu (JoJo's Bizarre Encyclopedia)]



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