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Akamatsu, Ken

Akamatsu, Ken

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Family name: 赤松
Birthday: Jul 5, 1968
Website: http://www.ailove.net/
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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 Spring Special
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Ground Defence Mao-chan
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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 Spring Special
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Love Hina: Motoko's Choice, Love or the Sword - Don't Cry
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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! Mou Hitotsu no Sekai Extra: Mahou Shoujo Yue
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Mahou Sensei Negima! OVA Haru
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Mahou Sensei Negima! OVA Natsu
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Mahou Sensei Negima! Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba
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A.I. Love You: CD-ROM shorts
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AI ga Tomaranai!
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Itsudatte My Santa!
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Love Hina
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Love Hina
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Love Hina: Special Project
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Mahou Sensei Negima!
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Mahou Sensei Negima! Volume 0
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Recent News

Manga Series Mahou Sensei Negima!: A Temporary Finale ( 1 2 )
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27 replies by eworm »»
06-05-12, 1:43 PM
Akamatsu Ken Announces Official Launch of J-Comi ( 1 2 )
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12-08-10, 12:07 AM
Comments
Cabron | 07-12-14, 1:27 AM
Dat genre shift.


jfblade | 07-07-14, 5:06 AM
Loves his work... but it is a shame that his works don´t get its true anime adaptation its deserves.


Yokodera | 05-28-14, 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


inukagome134 | 05-25-14, 8:23 PM
Love Hina is amazing~ <333 I finished reading it a little bit ago. The Negima manga is also really well-done so far!


santicres | 05-01-14, 12:52 AM
Love Hina!!


Noiren | 04-17-14, 12:50 AM
this man was my hero in the middle school and right now too , im getting old and i still remember his job as which was love hina , im thinking in read again that manga to remember again what was part of youth


CallMeKurisuchan | 09-12-13, 5:29 PM
I love his art style, I dedicate my style to it. You inspire me Mr. Akamatsu you really inspired me! :D

It almost resembles it, but I splash of my own thing.


Kaengel | 08-17-13, 10:40 PM
And this new series is set into the AI ga Tomaranai! /Love Hina / Negima world again. That's good.


TsukiKarui | 08-17-13, 1:13 PM
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-08-17/uq-holder-fantasy-manga-by-negima-ken-akamatsu-revealed

Welp, here's to hoping that his new series is good/isn't axed again.


JWA800 | 06-19-13, 11:00 AM
Oh and Ken the third son of Keitaro and Naru is age 11 I forgot about Ken's age when I was writing SORRY ABOUT THAT LOL! Love, Jordon aka JWA800 :)!


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