Hirohiko Araki made his manga debut in 1981 with the Wild West story Buso Poker. He experimented with several genres, including mystery (Mashonen B.T.) and action-horror (Baoh), before beginning JoJo's Bizarre Adventure in 1987. Propelled by imaginative storylines, weird imagery and individualistic artwork, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure ran for 80 volumes, making it one of the longest-running and most popular shonen manga ever. Araki's current works include a new series set in the JoJo universe, Steel Ball Run. He has been credited as an influence by many artists, including Hiroyuki Takei (Shaman King) and Kazuki Takahashi (Yu-Gi-Oh!).