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Gosaku Ota
Name
Gosaku Ota
Birth name
Junichi Ota
Birth date
1948-03-16
Birth place
Kaminoyama, Yamagata prefecture, Japan
Other names
Satoshi Kitagawa
Known for
Mazinger Z
Devilman
Cutie Honey
Grendizer
Occupation
Cartoonist
Death
2022-12-12


Gosaku Ota (Kanji 桜多 吾作, Hiragana おうた ごさく, Roumaji Outa Gosaku) was a former member of Dynamic Production and a prolific cartoonist on his own right. His real name was Junichi Ota, (Kanji 太田 順一, Hiragana おおた じゅんいち, Roumaji Oota Jun'ichi). He had also used the pseudonym of Satoshi Kitagawa (Kanji 北川 賢, Hiragana きたがわ さとし, Roumaji Kitagawa Satoshi). Ota was born on March 16, 1948, in the city of Kaminoyama of the Yamagata prefecture, Japan. He died on December 12, 2022.

His professional debut was in 1971 with Himawari-chan for Shueisha's magazine Bessatsu Shonen Jump. He is mostly known for his versions of the 1970s super robots of Dynamic, Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, Getter Robot and UFO Robot Grendizer. He is also the main designer of Groizer X. He is still drawing comic books independently.

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