A mangaka renowned for his distinctive art style and storylines.
His works frequently focus on rural Japan, classic science fiction, and rainforest tribal culture and dress. He is somewhat well known for his ero works, which focus on Light BDSM and Exhibitionism, often with a science fiction bent.
Has a very active Internet presence, but has had some difficulty with foreign users on his website. Previously, he blocked Americans from accessing his gallery and forums, but this block has since been removed; Foreign IP users are still unable to access his adult works gallery.
Understandably takes issue with his works being pirated (as an artist attempting to break out into the mainstream, they are a major source of income for him), and does not like seeing his website drawings on other sites (such as Danbooru), either.
His first commercial publication was "Neighboring Star: 1.3 Parsecs" in 「カラフル萬福星」 in 1998, followed by regular one shots in the same magazine. These were later recollected as "Proxima 1.3." His second commercial publication was the original 「鈴木式電磁気的国土拡張機」, "Suzuki-style Electromagnetic Country Expansion Machine." Most recently he was published in Comic REX with the science fiction series "Tabun Wakusei," which was later collected into two volumes.
Makes his clean works available on DLSite English, those that are there are currently being fan translated by Shii. His adult works remain unavailable to legally purchase in DLSite English, although DLSite Japan accepts US credit cards.
Japanese name: 粟岳 高弘 (Awatake Takahiro)
Other/Circle name: あわたけ (Awatake)
Site names: "たばなくる" (Tabernacle) and "たわごとのあわたけ"
- Profile page: http://profile.hatena.ne.jp/awatake/
- Home page: http://awatake.jpn.org/
- Blog (1): http://awatake.cocolog-nifty.com/awatdiary/
- Blog (2): http://d.hatena.ne.jp/awatake/
- Hatena fotolife: http://f.hatena.ne.jp/awatake/
- Pixiv account: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=4671
- Tinami account: http://www.tinami.com/creator/profile/438
- Drawr account: http://drawr.net/awatake
- Twitter account: http://twitter.com/awataketakahiro
- Twitpic account: http://twitpic.com/photos/awataketakahiro
- Hatena Haiku miniblog: http://h.hatena.ne.jp/awatake/
- Mixi account: http://mixi.jp/show_friend.pl?id=206505
- Google plus account: http://plus.google.com/116618579961071310259/posts
- Facebook account: http://www.facebook.com/takahiro.awatake
- The Interviews account: http://theinterviews.jp/awatake_takahiro
- Circle.ms: http://c10012753.circle.ms/oc/CircleProfile.aspx
- Digital distribution site: DLSite.com: NSFW (JP / EN) / SFW (JP / EN)
- Circle blog: http://b.dlsite.net/RG01820/
- Wikipedia article (JP): http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/粟岳高弘
- Amazon.co.jp: http://www.amazon.co.jp/粟岳高弘/e/B00BIF0GJ6/
- The Doujinshi & Manga Lexicon: http://www.doujinshi.org/browse/circle/4072/
- Baka-Updates Manga: http://www.mangaupdates.com/authors.html?id=8838
- Old blog (dead): http://pixiv.cc/awatake/
- Old home page (1) (dead): http://www.cx.sakura.ne.jp/~awatake/
- Old home page (2) (dead): http://www02.so-net.ne.jp/~awatake/
- Old home page (3) (dead): http://ux01.so-net.or.jp/~awatake/