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AKATSUKA Fujio  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Manchuria, China
Birth Date
September 14, 1935
Last Updated
August 29th, 8:49am PST
The "King of Gag Manga". He was born in Manchuria, China on September 14, 1935. After World War II, he left for Japan with his mother and grew up in Niigata Prefecture and Nara Prefecture. After graduation, Akatsuka got a job in a chemical factory, which he hated.

At the same time, he sent several manuscripts to various magazines until he made his debut in 1955 with the kashi-hon manga "Arashi o Koete". He gave up his day job and started to work under TEZUKA Osamu as a resident of the Tokiwa-so apartment building where he was roommates with ISHINOMORI Shotaro.

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

He had shunned orthodox medical treatment for cancer, and refuses to give up cigarettes and alcohol, instead supplementing his diet with traditionally prepared vegetable drinks. From April 2002 until his death, he was bedridden due to intra-axial hematoma. On August 2, 2008, he died of pneumonia at a hospital in Bunkyō, Tokyo.

ADACHI Tsutomu (elder brother of ADACHI Mitsuru) was once his assistant.
Blood Type
Comedy(15)  Shounen(8)  Historical(2)  Shoujo(2)  Slice of Life(2)  Ecchi(1)  Josei(1)  Seinen(1) 
Official Website
Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Akatsuka Fujio Gekijou - Dream Times   Comedy   2013
Akatsuka No.1   Comedy, Historical, Seinen   2001
BC Adam   Comedy, Ecchi, Historical, Shounen   1975
Bessatsu Tensai Bakabon   Comedy   1975
Chibita-kun   Comedy   1966
Erinuki Tensai Bakabon     1987
Gag Guerrilla     --
Ganso Tensai Bakabon     1987
Gyagu-ya     2005
Hennako-chan   Shoujo   1967
Himitsu no Akko-chan   Shoujo   1962
Hippy-chan     1968
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   Comedy, Shounen   1976
Osomatsu-kun   Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life   1964
Osomatsu-san   Comedy, Josei, Slice of Life   2016
Rettsura Gon   Comedy, Shounen   1971
Shounen Bakabon   Shounen   --
Tateshi no Kensaku     --
Tensai Bakabon   Comedy, Shounen   1967
Tensai Bakabon no Oyaji   Comedy   1970
Wanpaku Tenshi     1977
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