I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
My birthday is on October 21st.
The name Akira Takahashi comes from the first and last names of 2 of my favorite manga artists: Akira Toriyama and Rumiko Takahashi, who are 2 of the most talented and celebrated manga-ka of all time, creating serials such as "Dragon Ball" and "Inuyasha" for Shueisha's Shonen Jump and Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazines respectively.
My art style is a combination of Gosho Aoyama's(Detective Conan), Hiroyuki Takei's(Shaman King), and Makoto Raiku's(Konjiki no Gash!!, Dobutsu no Kuni).
Though I am a freelancer, I currently don't attend any educational institutions. Rather, I look for work, but also craft my talent.
While I'm currently in the process of cultivating content for Shueisha's popular "Weekly Shonen Jump" magazine, I also plan to do business in the gaming industry with the likes of Bandai Namco, Capcom, and Sega (Nintendo, perhaps!).
My website is now open!takahashisensei.com/
Follow me on Twitter!twitter.com/AkiraTak97
Warning: I don't take kindly to any sort of vulgar fetish.
Favourite Visual Artist
Akira Toriyama, Rumiko Takahashi, Gosho Aoyama, Hiroyuki Takei, Osamu Akimoto, Eiichiro Oda, Hiroshi Motomiya, Osamu Tezuka, Makoto Raiku, Evan Stanley
"Edge of Tomorrow"(2014), "Kingsmen: The Secret Service"(2015), "Jaws"(1975), "The Interview"(2014), "A Clockwork Orange"(1971) and a crap ton of others...yes, I am a movie buff!
Favourite TV Shows
"South Park"(1997-), "Naruto Shippuden", "Dragon Ball/Z/GT/Kai/Super", "Time Bokan 24", "Toriko", "Almost Human"(2013-2014), "Glee"(2009-2015)
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Kiesza, The New Electric, The Beatles, Blue Oyster Cult, Hey, I like lots of music regardless!
Dragon Ball, Detective Conan, One Piece, Naruto, Shaman King, Konjiki no Gash!! ...and a crap ton of others...
Reki Kawahara, Elie Weisel, Peter Benchley, Stephen King, Katsuhiro Otomo, Akira Toriyama, Gosho Aoyama(even though the muder mysteries in Detective Conan are sometimes hard to understand), Ian Flynn, among others
Grand Theft Auto V, Hatred, Dragon Ball Xenoverse
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC/Steam, Android, PS4, PS3, PS2, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Gamecube, Nintendo 64, SNES(I grew up with some of these!), Emulators(in the name of preservation, of course!)
Tools of the Trade
pencils, office paper, GiMP, FireAlpacca, Adobe Creative Cloud
Politics, Spending time with my dog, Watson, Swimming, Bowling, Golf, Billiards, Olympics, Cooking, Going out for All-You-Can-Eat Sushi twice a week(it's a ritual of the Japanese salaryman!)