Manga artist “Lynn Okamoto” chronology.

Lynn Okamoto

Birthday: January 6, 1974
gender: male
Nationality: Japan

The teacher is Koji Takahashi from “Push !! Karate”, but he worked as an assistant for about a week.

Former assistants include Inaba Sohee of “Heisei Policemen !!”.

Hobbies: Gundam Plastic model
Asteroid name: 49382 Lynnokamoto (1998 XG5)

Before debut

Born January 6, 1974, 0 years old, in Wakayama Prefecture.

While at Kanagawa University, he was a member of the Manga Research Society, but he did not draw manga in earnest.

There is a light novel writer, Mr. Ogi, who wrote a junior student at Manken when he was a university student.

When I was a student, I worked part-time at Ark System Works and was involved in the production of the “Sailor Moon” game. (Arc System Works released a Sailor Moon game in 1992, 93, 94, and 95)

In 1996, 22 years old, after graduating, he got a job at Bandai, where he was involved in the planning of toys and the PC game software “Tokinokuni no elfen lied”.

In the Bandai era, Volcano Ota (born in 1973), who later became a voice actor after planning and developing Digimon, was the same time, and game creator Yasunori Suzui (born in 74) was a junior.

He has appeared on "OhaSta" for product introductions during his time at Bandai. (Ohasta will start airing in 1997)

Manga artist debut

In January 2000, 27 years old, Young Jump special edition “elfen lied” was read in Manza leather and debuted as a manga artist.

Mega hit!

In June 2002, at the age of 28, the series of “elfen lied” started at Weekly Young Jump. From a shocking beginning, it becomes a big topic.

In 2002, he left Bandai to become a manga artist.

In 2004, at the age of 30, "Elfen Lied" was animated and became particularly popular overseas.

Winning Best Opening / Ending combination, Best Drama, Best Thriller (Mystery / Horror), Best Fanservice at AnimeReactor Community Awards.
 This work is set in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and some scenes are developed in real places.

At the end of the story, Enoshima in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture also appears.

In particular, detailed location hunting is performed in anime works, and many places and landscapes in Kamakura City are drawn accurately.
2005, 31 years old, "elfen lied" completed.

In 2006, 32 years old, ADV film, which sells “elfen lied” DVDs abroad, was introduced as one of the best-selling works in 2005 and has been treated as one of the most famous Japanese anime works in recent years.

Amazon's review has over 500 reviews as of 2019, which is a very high rating of ★4.3.
In 2007, at the age of 33, "Elfen Reit" was nominated for "Best Short Series" at the American Anime Awards 2007 at New York Comic-Con (first time).

In 2007, there was a talk about “Elfen Reit” being made into a Hollywood movie, but the author revealed on the homepage that it was canceled immediately.

In October 2007, the serialization of the sports manga “Nononono” on ski jumping was started at Weekly Young Jump. In the first volume of the book, there is a comment written by the comic artist Yoshihiro Tsuji (hunter x hunter author).

In 2008, 34 years old "Okamoto Rinsho Flip Flap" released.

On December 23, 2008, the author, Okamoto himself, appeared in TV program “Manganogenba” (NHK BS2), which was broadcast at midnight, and “Nonono” was taken up.
July 2009, 35 years old, Twitter started.

In 2009, “elfen lied” won the Best Original Anime Award of “JAPAN EXPO AWARDS 2009” to determine popular Japanese anime and manga works by fan net voting at Japan Expo held in France in 2009.

December 2010, 36 years old, "Nononono" series end. At the end of this series, Twitter suggests that it was not their own intention.

On April 6, 2011, 37 years old, about three months after the end of the “Nononono” series, it was officially decided that women's ski jumping would be the next Olympic event.
(The Olympic ski jumps at that time had only official events for boys, and the story of “Nononono” was that a girl challenged a competition by pretending to be a boy.)
2012, 38 years old, weekly Young Jump began serialization of "Brynhildr in the Darkness (Gokukoku no Brünnhilde)".

In 2012, the sequel was produced due to the popularity of “ Kimi wa Midara na Boku no Joō ” (drawing: Yokohama Mengo), and the first volume of the book was released in February 2013.
Occasional series starts with Weekly Young Jump. 
It was serialized in Weekly Young Jump and its extra edition, Miracle Jump and Young Jump GOLD.
All 11 episodes. Responsible for the name.

In 2014, 40 years old, "Gokukoku no Brünnhilde" was animated.

In 2014, the “elfen lied” anime theme song “LILIUM” imitating a hymn was highly evaluated, and it was selected as a song by an overseas choir. 

In 2019, a video of a choir singing on Twitter was discovered and became a hot topic.
On June 12, 2015, 41 years old, “elfen lied” was regulated in 38 anime and manga works regulated in China announced by the Chinese Ministry of Culture (currently the Ministry of Culture and Tourism) It was.

In 2016, 42 years old, "Gokukoku no Brünnhilde" was completed.

In 2017, 43 years old, “Parallel Paradise” series started in Weekly Young Magazine.

In 2018, 44 years old, was recognized as a grotesque lover, but denied himself. 
The Young Jump series was in charge of “GANTZ”, and it was OK when there was a description that skipped the neck in the name. 
For this reason, the melting death of “Gokukoku no Brünnhilde” is adopted because the pain until melting and the death cannot be imagined by the reader, and in the subsequent “Parallel Paradise” dissolution is also unpleasant, so it disappears as a grain of light is what happened.

October 24, 2019, 45 years old, Netflix original work “Stranger Things” announced on Twitter that it is strongly influenced by elfen lied. 
Eleven (11), the leading role of Stranger Things, is a tribute to Nana (Japanese 7), one of the characters of Elven Lied.
 The reaction on Twitter is “Wow! ! .



Elfen Lied (エルフェンリート Erufen Rīto) (2002–2005, serialized in Weekly Young Jump, Shueisha)

Tanpenshū Flip Flap (2008 Shueisha)

  • Elfen Lied (2000, short story)
  • Digitopolis (2000,デジトポリス)
  • MOL(2000)
  • Memoria (2002,メモリア)
  • Carriera(2005,カリエラ)
  • Registrar (2006,レジストラ)
  • Allumage(2006,アルマージュ)
  • Lime Yellow
  • Flip Flap

Nononono (ノノノノ) (2008–2011, serialized in Weekly Young Jump, Shueisha)

Brynhildr in the Darkness (極黒のブリュンヒルデ Gokukoku no Buryunhirude) (2012–2016)

Kimi wa Midara na Boku no Joō (君は淫らな僕の女王) (2012–2017, art by Mengo Yokoyari)

Parallel Paradise (パラレルパラダイス Parareru Paradaisu) (2017–ongoing, serialized in Weekly Young Magazine, Kodansha)



Non-booked work (as of November 2019)

きみとこうかん(2011,Flip Flap 新装版 ) 
Elfen Lied Special Edition (includes Elfen Reed Blu-ray BOX)
Brynhildr in the Darkness Special Edition (Miracle Jump June 30, 2014 issue)


Elfen Lied of the Country of Time (PC game for all ages, 1997)


Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club (TV Anime Episode 2 End Card, 2017)
Don't mess, Nagabuchi-san (Volume 5 Special Edition, 2019)

Site information

FOR-NEXT – Okamoto Rin homepage
岡本 倫 (@okamotolynn) – Twitter
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