Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro is the writer and artist of the manga series Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi! and Toriko.
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro is a manga artist and writer who made his debut 1996 in Weekly Shōnen Jump , and is best known for his work titled Seikimatsu Leader den Takeshi! (世紀末リーダー伝たけし! , "A Tale of a Leader in the End of the Century Takeshi!"). It was published between 1997–2002 and was published into 24 volumes. The series would win the 2001 Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga. In August 7th 2002, Mitsutoshi was arrested and convicted for crimes that included paying a 16-year-old girl ¥80,000 for sex. They had met on popular cellphone meeting site that has fallen under heavy criticism for it's links to child prostitution. She used a pseudonym and he claimed to be a businessman from a computer firm. The outcome of this arrest was the canceling of Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi! by Weekly Shōnen Jump.
Toriko 3D: Kaimaku Gourmet Adventure (2011)
He would return to Weekly Shōnen Jump in 2008 with his series Toriko ( トリコ). As a friend of One Piece writer and artist, Eiichiro Oda, there would be several crossovers of both their series. There would be a 3-D movie titled Toriko 3D: Kaimaku Gourmet Adventure(2011). that was released as part of a double feature with One Piece 3D: Straw Hat Chase(2011). Toriko was adapted as an anime series and the first episode premiered on April 3, 2011. On the very same day, a special One Piece episode was released on the same day of the Toriko anime release. It was in One Piece Episode 492"Arrival on Gourmet Island! The Gourmet Hunter Toriko Appears! ".