Di NIANMIAO was born in Fuyang, in the East of China, and has been a fan of manga ever since he was a child. He dedicated his life to becoming a mangaka and finally managed to have his work published in Chinese manga magazines from the mid-2000s.
In 2014, he started the prepublication of Ultramarine Magmell and was soon spotted by the Japanese publisher Shueisha who started right away the prepublication of the Japanese version of his work in Jump+. A year later, as his one-shot Koroshiya Domino got prepublished in Weekly Shonen Jump, he became the first non-Japanese author to have a story which was neither written nor illustrated by a Japanese artist featured in this legendary magazine which had welcomed some of his role models like Yoshihiro TOGASHI (Hunter x Hunter) and Akira TORIYAMA (Dragon Ball).
The first volume of Ultramarine Magmell has just been released in France by the publisher Ototo and on this occasion, Di NIANMIAO will be meeting you at Japan Expo! He will be attending all four days of the festival and will be holding signings.
In partnership with Ototo