Haruichi Furudate (Japanese: 古舘春一 Furudate Haruichi) is 34-year old manga artist best known for the series Haikyū!!. Haruichi Furudate was born on March 7, 1982 in the Iwate Prefecture, Japan and is currently employed by Shueisha Inc. Furudate's gender has officially been revealed as male, considering the "About" section in each manga, using the pronouns, "his/him."
- 2008: Weekly Shōnen Jump - King Kid
- 2009: Akamaru Jump - Playground
- 2009: Weekly Shōnen Jump - Kiben Gakuha, Yotsuya Senpai no Kaidan.
- 2012 - ongoing: Weekly Shōnen Jump - Haikyū!!
- 2012: Weekly Shōnen Jump - Nisekoi and Haikyū = Nisekyū!! (with Naoshi Komi)
- In a poll conducted by Charapedia, a Japanese anime and manga character database, Furudate was ranked the 21st most popular mangaka. Furudate received 157 points (points are based on votes, comments, and voting order, and other factors are decided by the Charapedia staff).
- Furudate's Zodiac sign is Pisces.
- Furudate's hobbies are eating and drinking.
- Furudate's favorite series are One Piece by Eiichiro Oda and Tekkonkinkreet by Taiyō Matsumoto.
- Furudate's favorite volleyball players are Shigeru Aoyama and Yuta Yoneyama.
- Because Furudate is a mangaka for Weekly Shōnen Jump, Furudate participates in its Authors Comments section. Some of Furudate's comments have revealed info about Furudate:
- A huge pile of storyboards and discarded drawings once fell from atop of an office cabinet. Furudate learned from this that continuous organization is very important.
- Riding vehicles (especially buses) after not going outside for a long time makes Furudate nervous.
- Furudate received an incredible photobook in the [?] for the Haikyuu!! character Sugawara's birthday.
- Furudate owns a "Jurassic Park" poster signed by Haiyuu-san.
- Furudate's older brother is married and has two kids (the second child was born sometime in July 2016).
- Furudate has always looked up to and yearned to match Kubo Tite's (the mangaka of "Bleach") visual style.
- Because Furudate missed watching the Rio 2016 Olympics on live T.V., Furudate was very grateful that the matches and commentary could be found online. Although Furudate found them intense, Furudate wishes that more footage was taken from the end of the court.
- Furudate's editor Mr. Honda has a younger brother who released a novel on September 10th.
- Furudate was a volleyball player in Junior High School and held the position of middle blocker.
- Furudate lived in the Iwate Prefecture until Furudate graduated and then moved to the Miyagi Prefecture.