Born: 1961 March 2 in 東京都 [Tokyo], Japan

Biography: Manga artist and character designer. Possibly best known for his work on the Super Mario Adventures (マリオの大冒険) comic from the early nineties. Nintendo collected the strips into a book in 1993. Later republished by Viz in 2016. Among his other works are Shiawase No Katachi (Shapes of Happiness; しあわせのかたち) and Oyaji No Wakuse (Dad’s Planet, おやじの惑星).

The artist has at least two pen names- Charlie Nozawa (チャーリー野沢) and Tamakichi Sakura (桜玉吉).


  1. Akira Nozawa Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Akira Family name: Nozawa
  2. Charlie Nozawa Type: Pen Name
  3. Tamakichi Sakura Type: Pen Name
  4. チャーリー 野沢 Type: Pen Name
  5. 桜玉吉 Type: Pen Name
  6. 野澤朗 Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: 朗 Family name: 野澤