Akira Amano was born in Aichi Prefecture, located in central Japan. After early versions of the series were published in seinen (young men's) manga magazines,Reborn!first appeared inWeekly Shonen Jumpas a stand-alone short story in late 2003. The massive success of this one-shot story ledWeekly Shonen Jumpto begin serializingReborn!in mid-2004. Amano's work, with its entertainingmix of action, comedy and drama, remains extremely popular with readers.Amano, Akira is the author of 'Reborn! 5 ', published 2007 under ISBN 9781421510996 and ISBN 1421510995.