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KITAMI Kenichi  [Edit]
Associated Names
KITAMI Ken'ichi
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Manchukuo, China
Birth Date
December 11, 1940
Last Updated
August 16th, 1:52pm PST
The award-winning creator of the popular Tsuribaka Nisshi, Kitami's career is a total anomaly in the manga world.

After graduating in 1959, Kitami worked for a vinyl producing corporation for a few months. Soon realizing this wasn't his calling, he went on to visit an art school studying photography. After graduating from that school, he started working at a photo studio, when in 1964 the editors of Shounen Sunday introduced him to Akatsuka Fujio.

He became Akatsuka's assistant the same year. During this time he would occasionally write manga under his own name, such as 1974's Yakeato Zengakiren.

However it wasn't until 1979 that Kitami, now aged 39, decided to leave Akatsuka's studio and embark on a full time solo career. The same year the aforementioned Tsuribaka Nisshi started serialization and became an instant hit.
Blood Type
Seinen(15)  Comedy(10)  Slice of Life(9)  Sports(3)  Drama(2)  Josei(2)  Action(1)  Adventure(1)  Sci-fi(1)  Shounen(1)  Supernatural(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Aniki (KITAMI Kenichi)   Comedy   1985
Black Jack Alive   Comedy, Drama, Seinen   2005
Burabura Aru Ki     1982
Dekoboko Highway     1983
Dojokko Funakko   Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life   1979
Downtown Boys     2008
Fuku-chan   Seinen, Slice of Life   1992
Harikire! Hanpen     1993
Itoshii no Chiipappa   Comedy, Josei, Slice of Life   1981
Kattobi Yonekumaji   Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life   1982
Maido! Minami Oosaka Shinyou Kinko   Seinen   1998
OB Launch   Sports   1987
Okatte Biyoushitsu   Comedy, Josei, Slice of Life   1989
Omohi de Inshokuya   Seinen, Slice of Life   1999
Oshime Itsu Toreru   Seinen   1981
Oyabaka Kobaka   Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life   1983
Sacchimo   Comedy, Seinen, Sports   1995
Shinshuku Manga Mura   Seinen   2000
Tensai-tachi no Kyouen   Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural   2014
Toutoganashi Daigorou     1996
Tsuri Baka Nisshi   Seinen   1979
Tsuri Baka Nisshi Bangai Hen - Shinjin Shain Hamasaki Densuke   Seinen   2012
Tsuri Baka Nisshi: Bangai-hen   Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life   1988
Waratte Dafutte!!   Seinen   1986
Yakeato no Genki-kun   Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life   1983
Yakeato Zengakiren     1974
Yakyuu Shounen   Sports   1990
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