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!)


Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy

Hirohiko Araki, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure


Mari Okazaki, Shibuya-ku Maruyama-chou

Takao Saito, Golgo 13


Mitsukazu Mihara, Beautiful People

Tetsuo Hara, Fist of the North Star


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

Hideaki Sorachi, Gin Tama


Makoto Raiku, Zatch Bell!

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


Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto

Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro


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

Rumiko Takahashi, Urusei Yatsura


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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