Masakazu Katsura

Masakazu Katsura (桂 正和 Katsura Masakazu?, born December 10, 1962) is a Japanese mangaka who is best known for several works of manga, including:

He has also worked on the character designs for Iria: Zeiram the Animation (which was based on the movie Zeiram) and the Tiger & Bunny anime series.

Born in Fukui, he had always liked to draw, but spending some months recovering from illness is what got him into drawing seriously. Few later he began his career as a mangaka, kickstarted by Wingman and then reassured by Video Girl Ai, which is the series that made him famous.

Katsura's style is very easy to recognize, both in terms of design and then of storytelling:

Katsura has been Vitriolic Best Buds with Akira Toriyama for a long time, too. A Running Gag in his mangas is the presence of this background character "Mr. Mayarito", whose name is an anagram of Toriyama's surname.

Oh, and he also likes Batman. A LOT.