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Akatsuka Fujio 赤塚不二夫

[born: 14 Sep 1935 ; bloodtype: ?]

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 as a resident of the Tokiwasou apartment building where he was the roommate of Ishinomori Shoutarou.

His humorous style and many anti-heroic comic characters have 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.

See also:
<http://metropolis.japantoday.com/biginjapanarchive249/237/biginjapaninc.htm>



Tensai Bakabon [Genius Idiot]
天才バカバン
serialized on Shounen Magazine,
republished by Takeshobou,
bunko 21 volumes @ Y580
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No Synopsis.
APG:(TV)710925-720624Heisei Tensai Bakabon
APG:(TV)751006-770926Gansou Tensai Bakabon
APG:(TV)(46)900106-901227(Studio Pierrot)Heisei Tensai Bakabon
APG:(TV)991019-000321(Studio Pierrot)Rerere no Tensai Bakabon


Tensai Bakabon no Oyaji
天才バカボンのおやじ
published by Akebono,
bunko 3 volumes @ Y280
[ 01:7604| 02:7604| 03:7604]
No Synopsis.


Osomatsukun [The Young Sextuplets]
おそ松くん
republished by Takeshobou,
bunko 7 volumes @ Y580
[ 01:9509| 02:9509| 03:9509| 04:9509| 05:9509| 06:9509| 07:9509]
No Synopsis.
APG:(TV)(60)660205-670325(Studio Zero)
APG:(TV)(86)880213-891223(Studio Pierrot)


Himitsu no Akko-chan [Secret Akko]
ひみつのアッコちゃん
serialized on Ribon Mascot, 1962-65
published by Mushi,
3 volumes @ Y240
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3 volumes @ Y1600
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Kagami Atsuko (nicknamed Akko-chan) receives a magical mirror from a mirror-fairy. By saying a spell to the compact, she can transform into anything or anyone she wants. Merchandising of this compact mirror was very successful.
It's the first magical girl in manga, even prior to Yokoyama's "Mahoutsukai Sally" (Sally, the Witch). The anime TV series on the other hand was aired after "Mahoutsukai Sally". {DHI}

Akatsuka has said that he was inspired by the live action movie "Bewitched".

APG:(TV)(92)690106-701026(Toei Animation)
APG:(TV)(61)881009-891224(Toei Animation)
APG:(TV)(44)980405-990228(Toei Animation)
APG:(FILM)690318

APG:(FILM)690720

APG:(FILM)700317

APG:(FILM)700719

APG:(FILM)730317

APG:(FILM)890318

APG:(FILM)890715


Wanpaku Tenshi
わんぱく天使
serialized on Princess,
1 volume @ Y390
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Kusobabaa!! [Damn old bag!!]
くそババァ!!
published by Akebono,
bunko 1 volume @ Y280
[ 01:7611]
No Synopsis.


Hippy-chan
ヒッピーちゃん
published by Mushi,
1 volume @ Y240
[ 01:6812]
bunko 1 volume @ Y280
[ 01:7610]
No Synopsis.


Makasete Chouta
まかせて長太
published by Akebono,
bunko 2 volumes @ Y300
[ 01:7612| 02:____]
No Synopsis.


Tateshi no Kensaku
written by Gyuu Jirou
serialized on Shounen Magazine,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
A young apprentice carpenter gets involved in a competition with another carpenter.


Henna ko chan
へんな子ちゃん
serialized on Emerald Comics,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9204]
No Synopsis.


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