Akamatsu, Ken

Akamatsu, Ken

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Family name: 赤松
Alternate names: LEVEL-X, Mizuno Awa
Birthday: Jul 5, 1968
Website: http://www.ailove.net/
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Birth place: Nagoya, Japan
Current residence: Tokyo, Japan
Blood type: B
Doujin circle: LEVEL-X

Ken Akamatsu is a Japanese mangaka. He is married to his wife "Kanon" Akamatsu, who was previously a singer/idol.

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. He used the pen name Awa Mizuno. 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, which received the Kodansha Manga Award for shounen 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.

Twitter: @KenAkamatsu
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Facebook: @Akamatsu.Ken
Blog: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/KenAkamatsu/
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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 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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DMXIII | Dec 8, 9:51 AM
One of the Greatest Mangakas of all time.
If you dont agreed, see for yourself "Love Hina", "Mahou sensei Negi Magi" and "UQ Holder", them talk to me again.

Keep the great and masterfull work Ken Akamatsu-sensei.


powerrangerboi | Nov 29, 4:12 PM
I love him and his works... the saddest thing is that he is so unpopular with publishers and cut Negima short. Love Hina is still my favorite tho; maybe if Negima had gotten its last arc, it wouldve been even better.


Ronin-errante | Nov 11, 2:59 AM
I love his works... Love Hina was my first mangá and I get hooked by the comedy and the characters...

and, I love how Akamatsu draws fighting scenes... in Negima and UQ Holder, the fights always make me impressed... the moviments and actions are so well-done and clear...


SouzerSagara77 | Sep 30, 4:10 PM
Love Hina, tecnically, my first manga harem! Great job!


MagicalAlchemist | Jul 23, 11:27 PM
We need a Negima reboot by Studio Bones, MAPPA or J.C staff


JUMP-Senshi | Jun 18, 1:50 PM
UQ huh? What the fuck you doing man, how about pushing for a Negima reboot first


VanAlex | May 23, 11:28 AM
Biography: "He is now married to his wife 'Kanon' Akamatsu, who was previously a singer/idol."

I think his works are pretty legit hahaha,


Psyren_Rose | May 17, 8:05 AM
I usually don't like harem genre, but this sensei really makes me love it even more with Negima series. I probably read every series he had made. Hopefully, he can make a good conclusion to both Negima and UQH series. I'm following for now.

Thanks for these rom-com series ;)


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.


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