Kobayashi Yoshinori[note 1] (Japanese: 小林 よしのり) is a Japanese nationalist mangaka who unapologetically views his nation's history, including its role in World War II, with pride and respect instead of the shame and guilt demanded by China, Korea, and the West. Kobayashi uses his artistic talents to share his thoughts with his countrymen through the Japanese artistic medium of manga. Kobayashi drew the Gōmanism Sengen (ゴーマニズム宣言, "Haughtiness Manifesto") series of manga, which shares his views in a humorous yet provocative fashion.
In 1993, the Aum Shinrikyo cult attempted to assassinate Kobayashi for ridiculing them. The cult would later become infamous for sarin gas attacks it carried out on Japanese subways.
- In traditional Japanese culture, the surname comes before the given name.