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AKATSUKA Fujio    [Edit]
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Name (in native language)
赤塚不二夫

Birth Place
Manchuria, China

Birth Date
September 14, 1935

Zodiac
Virgo

Last Updated
January 2nd 2022, 8:31am

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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. In 1956, he formed a coterie group with Ishinomori, NAGASHIMA Shinji and SUZUKI Mitsuaki.

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.

He founded Fujio Pro where ADACHI Tsutomu, FURUYA Mitsutoshi, KITAMI Kenichi, SEINO Shuuichi and TORII Kazuyoshi were once his assistants.

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Gender
Male

Genres
Comedy(21)  Shounen(10)  Slice of Life(6)  Shoujo(5)  Historical(2)  Seinen(2)  Ecchi(1)  Fantasy(1)  Josei(1)  Romance(1) 

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Series Title (Click for series info)
Genre
Comedy, Historical, Seinen
2001
Comedy, Ecchi, Historical, Shounen
1975
Comedy
1975
Comedy
1966
1987
1972
Comedy
1987
2005
Shoujo
1967
Fantasy, Shoujo
1962
1968
Comedy, Shoujo
1965
Shounen
1977
Comedy
1970
Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life
1964
Comedy
1977
1972
1966
Shounen
1969
Comedy
1968
Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life
1967
Comedy, Shounen
1976
Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life
1962
Comedy, Seinen
2018
Comedy, Shounen
1971
Comedy, Shoujo, Slice of Life
2020
1977
Comedy, Shounen
1967
Comedy
1970
Comedy, Slice of Life
2019
Shoujo
1977
Comedy, Josei, Slice of Life
2017
Comedy, Romance, Shounen
1965
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