Buichi Terasawa was born in 1955 in Hokkaido. In 1976, he moved to Tokyo to study under Osamu Tezuka. Terasawa published the Space Adventure Cobra manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1978 to 1984. The manga followed the titular Cobra, a man who can turn his left arm into a gun, and who is on the run from authorities and nefarious forces due to his mysterious past. Terasawa launched the sequel manga Cobra: Over the Rainbow on Kadokawa's Comic Walker and Nico Nico Manga websites in November 2019. Terasawa launched the Goku - Midnight Eye manga in 1987. During the 1980s, Terasawa had begun using computers to make manga. He was the creator of the Kabuto and Black Knight Bat manga. He also created the Takeru manga, which is considered the first comic book series made using computer graphics. Buichi Terasawa passed away due to a heart attack on September 8th, 2023.