Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Our desks say a lot about our work—and a lot about us. Let's have a look at the desks and tables of many of Japan's biggest manga artists. These are the birthplaces of some of your favorite manga—and anime.

Below, you'll see photos of each artist's desk—as well as one of their notable works. Many of these artists have multiple notable works, so feel free to point that out in the comments section.

The desk in the top photo belongs to Mayu Shinjo of Sensual Phrase fame. Very chic! Some of the desks below are anything but.

(Note that that there are a few replica desks, so you'll have to imagine the real deal!)

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Hirohiko Araki, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These DesksMari Okazaki, Shibuya-ku Maruyama-chou

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Takao Saito, Golgo 13

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Mitsukazu Mihara, Beautiful People

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Tetsuo Hara, Fist of the North Star

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Gosho Aoyama, Detective Conan (This is actually a replica of his office at his museum, the Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory.)

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Hideaki Sorachi, Gin Tama

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Makoto Raiku, Zatch Bell!

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Fujiko Fujio (A), Doraemon (Another museum replica.)

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Shigeru Mizuki, GeGeGe no Kitaro (And, another museum replica.)

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Rumiko Takahashi, Urusei Yatsura

Famous Japanese Manga Were Born on These Desks

Eiichiro Oda, One Piece

Photos: Shueisha, Shodensha, Livedoor, 讃岐屋が行くわよっ, DIE (B)ENGEL DES HERRN, ASCIIMizuki Shigeru Museum, 夢と狂気の王国, Maniado, Shodensha, 2r.ldblog, OtaLab, Asahi, Shueisha, TezukaOsamuMayutan, Naver,

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