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AKATSUKA Fujio  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Manchuria, China
Birth Date
September 14, 1935
Last Updated
July 20th, 12:38pm PST
The "King of Gag Comics". He was born in Manchuria, China, , but moved back to Japan with his mother after World War II. After graduating, Akatsuka got a job in a chemical company, which he hated.

At the same time, he sent some of his manga to magazines until his 'Arashio Koete', was first published in 1955 in the magazine Manga Shoen. He gave up his day job and started to work under TEZUKA Osamu as a resident of the Tokiwasou apartment building where he was the roommate of ISHINOMORI Shotaro.

His humorous style and many anti-heroic comic characters transformed the field of manga. Taking his love of Japanese pun, wordplay and verbal sparring to its logical conclusion, Akatsuka has recently studied to become a rakugo, a theatrical storyteller of Edo-period humorous talks.

He has shunned orthodox medical treatment for cancer, and refuses to give up the booze and fags, instead supplementing his diet with traditionally prepared vegetable drinks. From April 2002 till his death (August 2, 2008), he was bedridden due to intra-axial hematoma.

ADACHI Tsutomu (elder brother of ADACHI Mitsuru) was once his assistant.
Blood Type
Comedy(12)  Shounen(6)  Shoujo(2)  Ecchi(1) 
Official Website
Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Akatsuka Fujio Gekijou - Dream Times   Comedy   2013
Akatsuka No.1     2001
BC Adam   Comedy, Ecchi   1975
Bessatsu Tensai Bakabon   Comedy   1975
Chibita-kun   Comedy   1966
Erinuki Tensai Bakabon     1987
Ganso Tensai Bakabon     1987
Gyagu-ya     2005
Henna ko chan     --
Hennako-chan   Shoujo   1967
Himitsu no Akko-chan   Shoujo   1962
Hippy-chan     --
Kaa-chan No. 1   Shounen   1977
Kaze no Karappe   Comedy   1971
Kong Oyaji   Comedy   1977
Kusobabaa!!     --
Makasete Chouta     1966
Manga Daigakuin     1969
Mechakucha No. 1   Comedy   1968
Moretsu Atarou   Comedy, Shounen   1969
Nora Gaki   Shounen   1976
Osomatsu-kun   Comedy, Shounen   1964
Rettsura Gon   Comedy, Shounen   1971
Silver Cross     1970
Silver Cross: Big 5     1966
Tateshi no Kensaku     --
Tensai Bakabon   Comedy, Shounen   1967
Tensai Bakabon no Oyaji   Comedy   1970
Wanpaku Tenshi     1977
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