In Japan, there are many the tokusatsu superhero TV series such as Kamen Rider series and Super Sentai series. Shotaro Ishinomori (1938 – 1998) was the original author of most of the tokusatsu series.
Ishinomori was also one of manga artists in Tokiwa-so apartment. He had acquired a rapid and high-quality drawing technique since he was young and nameless. He was the first SF manga artist, Cyborg 009 was especially his representative works. Furthermore, his imagination didn’t know where to stop, his works spread over various genres such as education, history, literature, economy and business. Even Osamu Tezuka was jealous of Ishinomori’s talent.