Sorachi Hideaki 空知 英秋

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Sorachi Hideaki
空知 英秋
Occupation Manga Original Creator
Affiliations Shueisha Weekly Shounen JUMP
集英社 「週刊少年ジャンプ」
Birthday 25 May 1979 / Gemini
Species Human/ Gorilla
Gender Male


Cameo of the manga author in the form of a gorilla drawn by the author himself. The kanji character on the T-shirt is 俺 ore, aka 'I' or 'Me'.

There is a cameo of this (gorilla) cameo in the anime series by the name of Amachi Hideaki 天知 英秋. This anime cameo is a more realistic gorilla which only grunts vs. the manga author's more anthropomorphic version which speaks human language, and whose voice-over in the anime series is done by the author himself. Both cameos have appeared in the anime series.


Anthropomorphic version of a gorilla, wearing only a yellow T-shirt with the kanji character 俺 ore, aka 'I' or 'Me'. The closest approximation to the manga creator's real face have only been fleetingly touched on in the tankoubon jacket's inner sleeves, as shown below:


Self-confessed that he likes "big boobs".verify: which book source

Background Story

Please describe his background story, how he came to be in this current form/situation.

Other Works

  • 13 (short series)


Sorachi Hideaki sensei's typical schedule[1] goes like this:

Daily schedule on working days:

  • 13:00 - wake up
  • 14:00 - meals
  • Followed by work until
  • 20:00 - meals
  • Followed by work

Daily schedule on rest-days:

  • Rest

Weekly Schedule (Gintama is currently published weekly on Weekly Shounen Jump):

  • Thursday - get in touch with editor, thereafter sleep
  • Friday - buy work related stuff, colouring work, setting out plots
  • Saturday - general plots completed, rough sketching in of characters/settings/storyline/dialogue within frames commences
  • Sunday - rough sketching in of characters/settings/storyline/dialogue within frames continues
  • Monday - gathering of assistants, backgrounds laid on except where sketching in not completed
  • Tuesday - finishing up background where sketching is completed, typically today all staff do not sleep
  • Wednesday - 6am sketching in completed, thereafter drawing in and pen inking starts, manuscript is finished at about 3am
List of Gintama Characters
Production Staff Cameos Sorachi Hideaki 空知 英秋Amachi Hideaki 天知 英秋Konishi 小西Weekly Shounen Jump Chief Editor 週刊少年ジャンプ編集長Yoshizawa 吉沢Daitou 大藤Nakasaki Atsushi 中﨑 敦Mu-san ムーさんToba-san 鳥羽さん

  1. Rough translation from Sorachi Hideaki, Gintama Official Character Book 2 - Gintama 5th Grader, Jump Comics, Shueisha Inc. page 193