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Sugar Sato (シュガー佐藤, born Toshio Sato/佐藤 利夫, 1953- ) is a manga-ka employed at Ishimori Productions and a former assistant to Shotaro Ishinomori.

He has been active since the early 1970s.


After being a signwriter in Miyagi, Sato moved to Tokyo in 1970, where he became employed under Ishinomori as his assistant.

In 1973, he would make his official debut with the Inazuman manga, in the version serialized in Shogakukan's Second Grade magazine through 1973-1974. At the time, he was credited under his birth name.

Sato would work on numerous other derivatives of Ishinomori's works through the 1980s, including the manga for the film Cyborg 009 The Movie: Legend of the Super Galaxy, as well as the TV Land kids' manga for Kamen Rider Black in 1987.

Following Ishinomori's death, Sato would eventually wind up being the second artist used on the manga of Conclusion GOD'S WAR, and would illustrate two 009-related one-shots in 2014 and 2015, after the manga's wrap-up.

Manga Works[]

  • Inazuman (September 1973-September 1974, Second Grade magazine ver.)
  • Cyborg 009 (1979-1980, TV-kun magazine for Shogakukan, tie-in to 1979-1980 anime adaptation)
  • Ultra Man 80 (Second Grade, October 1980 appendix)
  • Denshi Sentai Denziman (1980-1981, TV-kun)
  • Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan (1981-1982, TV-kun)
  • Cyborg 009: Legend of the Super Galaxy (1981)
  • The Domestic Yapoo (1984, supervision by Shotaro Ishinomori)
  • Kyodai Ken Byclosser (February-October 1985, TV Magazine for Kodansha)
  • Doteraman (October 1986-March 1987, Comic BonBon for Kodansha)
  • Kamen Rider Black (November 1987-October 1988, TV Land ver.)
  • Kamen Rider Black RX (November 1988-November 1989, TV Land)
  • Cyborg 009: Conclusion GOD'S WAR (February 22, 2013- February 4, 2014 chapters, replaced Masato Hayase as artist)
  • Cyborg 009: The Warriors' Vacation (2014, exclusive for the eBook "Complete Works" collection)
  • Cyborg 009: A Phantom Dog (2015, new edition and exclusive for the eBook "Complete Works" collection)


  • His penname is a play on "Sugar Sugar", as the characters used for the surname "Sato" can also represent "sugar".