His most famous works include Goku Midnight Eye and Cobra. In 1976 he moved to Tokyo and began to study under the famous Japanese manga artist, Osamu Tezuka. In 1977, he began drawing for Weekly Shōnen Jump, a Japanese manga publication.
From around the beginning of the 1980s, he began to see the personal computer as a tool for the creative purposes.
In 1985, he kicked off an eight-color comic book series called "British American Tobacco ". In the ensuing years, in parallel with advances in the personal computer, he created "TAKERU" (1992), the world"s first computer graphics comic book series.
Next came "COBRA", "British American Tobacco " and "GUNDRAGON SIGMA" (In this latter series, only the main character is drawn by hand) and several other works. Representative works include a Civil Defense-ROM format work for use with a Personal Computer, "COBRA II, A Manitoba of Legend" and original animation videos such as "GOKU", "GOKU II", "Raven Tengu Kabuto" and others
Buichi Terasawa"s works are translated and published in more than ten countries and are featured in comics and animation-related gatherings and exhibitions around the world.
Whilst in Japan promoting The Fifth Element, Luc Besson met with Terasawa to discuss the current state of sci-fi. Besson is reputedly a fan of Terasawa"s work, partially due to the enormous popularity of Space Cobra in France.