Akamatsu, Ken

Akamatsu, Ken
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Family name: 赤松
Birthday: Jul 5, 1968
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Ken Akamatsu (赤松 健, Akamatsu Ken, July 5, 1968 -) is a Japanese mangaka from Tokyo.

In his teenage years, Akamatsu failed the entrance exam to Tokyo University, and applied for Film Study instead (it is speculated that this is where he got the idea for Love Hina). Eventually, he became famous as an illustrator featured in Comiket (short for Comic Market, a comic convention bi-annually held in Japan). He used the pen name Awa Mizuno (水野 亜和, MIZUNO Awa). Akamatsu, still in college, then proceeded to win the Weekly Shonen Magazine award twice. His "A Kid's Game for One Summer" was awarded the coveted 50th Shonen Magazine Newcomer's Award soon after he graduated.

After a big hit with A.I. Love You, he finally made a grand success with his new manga, Love Hina. The series appeared in Weekly Shonen Magazine and has been collected in eleven volumes (with fourteen volumes in total), which have sold over 6 million copies in Japan, and received the Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen in 2001.
Akamatsu had added elements of his own life experiences to the story, and this was said to have induced a unique feeling to the manga especially for Western readers, whose lack of familiarity with Japanese culture for the most part added to the effect. The series, published in America in 2002, was especially well received in many overseas countries - Akamatsu was surprised that even foreign readers found Love Hina to be "cute" and to their liking.

He is now married to his wife 'Kanon' Akamatsu, who was previously a singer/idol. He is currently working on his latest manga series, Negima!: Magister Negi Magi, which is his longest running manga so far. Like Love Hina, has also been made into an anime series. A second independent retelling of Negima was made called Negima!?. Both series were produced by XEBEC (Negima!? was produced by SHAFT).

Right now, along with working on the Negima manga, he is also helping with the new live action Negima! series.
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Love Hina
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Love Hina Christmas Special: Silent Eve
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Love Hina Haru Special: Kimi Sakura Chiru Nakare!!
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Itsudatte My Santa!
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Love Hina
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Love Hina Again
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Love Hina Christmas Special: Silent Eve
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Love Hina Final Selection
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Love Hina Haru Special: Kimi Sakura Chiru Nakare!!
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Love Hina: Motoko no Sentaku, Koi ka Ken... "Naku na"
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Mahou Sensei Negima!
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Mahou Sensei Negima! Anime Final
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Mahou Sensei Negima! Mou Hitotsu no Sekai
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Mahou Sensei Negima! Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba
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AI ga Tomaranai!
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Recent News

Mangaka Ken Akamatsu Discusses Copyright Provisions of Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Manga Series Mahou Sensei Negima!: A Temporary Finale

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VanAlex | Dec 6, 2015 7:29 AM
The first work of ken that i've read was UQ HOLDER ... I was surprised that it was a sequel, since it didn't rely on Negima, and my 2nd manga that i've read was A.I. Love You!, it's a great classic harem manga with full blown potential, and now I'm reading Negima which is a true masterpiece.


AsianRambo38 | Oct 30, 2015 5:51 PM
I loved his work in Love Hina and A.I. Love You!


ToG25thBaam | May 3, 2015 9:22 AM
Thank you so much for creating Mahou Sensei Negima, a fantastic world of fantasy. I am on the way now, rereading it after 5-6 years, the world Akamatsu created make me feel like a child immersed in the fantasy world of fiction. Thank you once again!

I hope MSN and/or UQ Holder will get a good anime adaption they deserve.


Naggy10 | Apr 8, 2015 2:29 PM
you draw girl's body as anyone !!!


blessofcurse | Mar 5, 2015 6:38 PM
why most of your heroine are attracted to older man?


RabbytX | Jul 25, 2014 7:53 PM
Tell CNN the shit Akamatsu!!!


yotsuo | Jul 25, 2014 4:36 PM
lol CNN


Cabron | Jul 12, 2014 1:27 AM
Dat genre shift.


jfblade | Jul 7, 2014 5:06 AM
Loves his work... but it is a shame that his works don´t get its true anime adaptation its deserves.


shaichan | May 28, 2014 4:20 PM
Mahou Sensei NEGIMA is the BEST MANGA everrr!!!!! i love the manga so much it is the reason i started to read manga... it was my childhood manga and it still is my favorite number #1 manga of all time. Thank you for your great work i really appreciate it alot.

I don't think i would even start to read manga if it wasn't for you... arigatou gozaimasu <3


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