Shūhō Satō is a Japanese manga artist and cartoonist. Shuho Sato is the author of Say Hello to Black Jack, Umizaru, and The Isle of the TOKKOU manga series. Two works, Umizaru and Say Hello to Black Jack have been adapted very faithfully as television dramas and films. Another famous work of the Musho Kusushi series is about a doctor at a women's prison.
He won the 2002 Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Award for his work Say Hello to Black Jack (2002–2006, 13 volumes). This manga comic book series has sold over 10 million copies.
Shuho Sato born in Ikeda, Hokkaidō, Japan. He graduated from Hokkaido Sapporo Nishi High School. While studying at Musashino Art University in the Department of Fine Arts and Sciences and the Department of Sculpture, Sato decided he wanted to pursue a career as a manga artist and subsequently dropped out before graduating.
His assistants have included his wife (now ex), manga artist Tomomi Satō, and Masasumi Kakizaki (one year before his debut), Takahisa Shiratori, Itsunari Fujii, Eiji Nomura, Takashi Yoshida, and Kōjirō Umezawa.
Shuho Sato worked as an assistant to both Nobuyuki Fukumoto and Tsutomu Takahashi and made his professional debut in 1998 in Weekly Young Sunday with his work Congratulations Omedeto! Though, his Promised Land, which was the special selection at the 1997 Afternoon Four Seasons Awards, was also technically his debut.
Sato has been offering his manga on MangaonWeb since April 2010. During that year, he asked for volunteers to translate it into English. Sato announced his plans to allow derivative use of Give My Regards to Black Jack after announcing that he had terminated his contract with Kodansha to publish the comics.