JAPANESE GUESTS OF HONOR

Senno Knife

Artist

After his assistant job for Leiji Matsumoto and Miyako Maki. In 1981 Senno Knife debuted under the name of "Kazuto Yamamoto"in the magazine named Lemon People.It was the first issue of this magazine.In 1982,He turned his name to "Senno Knife (=1000 knives)" for the first issue of Young Champion (Akita shoten).  The story's title was Hyakumensou Circus (The hundred faces circus).

He used the pen name of Senno Knife for his self-published magazine named Ningyouhime(Doll Princess),but didn't want to use it for commerce magazines (the image of Knife is too aggressive).  When he received the magazine from the publisher, he found his aggressive new pen name "Senno Knife" on the first page of his manga. This publisher changed his name, he believed that Senno Knife had a stronger image than Kazuto Yamamoto.

Senno Knife was really surprised to see it, but thought that it was a common way in the commerce magazine business- from then, he changed all his pen names from "Yamamoto" to "Senno Knife". His pen name comes from "The night of the 1000 knives". It's a very heavy but magnificent image. Many people use these words in arts, theaters, movies.

A musician named Ryuichi Sakamoto used this name for his first album that Senno loved a lot. It was the reason to name himself, "Senno Knife". He has been drawing a lot of genre's manga to include Bishoujo manga, Seinen manga, Shoujo manga, Shounen manga, and Horror manga.

Until today, the Senno's published comic books are over 45. Senno Knife's consistent universe is a combination of mystery and beauty.

http://www.ceres.dti.ne.jp/~nekoi/SENNO/SENfirst.html

Nekoi Psydoll

Manga artist and vocalist of the Japanese Industrial/Cyber-Goth band "PSYDOLL".

Nekoi was assembled by a mad scientist in the 70's. The first installed programs were music and an art software. The sound program let her cause a grand noise.
And the art program let her do random scribbling.

Fifteen years later, Nekoi’s scribbling became manga when she met some editors and Senno Knife. She started to draw for Lemon People.
Today, she's working in relation with more than 30 publishing companies or design studios.

Ten years later, her noise became some aggressive but magnificent songs when she met the members of PSYDOLL. The band released the CD titled "I PSYDOLL" for worldwide through the English label "Planets Ghost Music".

Art and Music.......if one of it starts to decrease, her balance becomes unstable!

http://www.ceres.dti.ne.jp/~nekoi/NEKOI/NGfirst.html