Fujio Akatsuka

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Fujio Akatsuka
Akatsuka family.jpg
Akatsuka family
Born
赤塚 藤雄 (Fujio Akatsuka)

(1935-09-14)September 14, 1935
Luanping, Rehe, Manchukuo(now Hebei Province, People's Republic of China)
DiedAugust 2, 2008(2008-08-02) (aged 72)
Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
NationalityJapanese
OccupationManga artist
Known forTensai Bakabon
Osomatsu-kun
Himitsu no Akko-chan
Websitewww.koredeiinoda.net

Fujio Akatsuka (赤塚 不二夫, Akatsuka Fujio, September 14, 1935 – August 2, 2008) was a Japanese artist of manga. He was known as the Gag Manga King. He won the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1964 for Osomatsu-kun[1] and the Bungeishunjū Manga Award in 1971 for Tensai Bakabon.

In April 2002 he was hospitalized for a subdural hematoma and was in a coma from 2004 until his death.[2] On August 2, 2008, he died of pneumonia at a hospital in Bunkyō, Tokyo.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 小学館漫画賞: 歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-08-19.
  2. Kenichi Nagira Fanclub bulletin
  3. "Mangaka Akatsuka Fujio dies" (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. 2008-08-02. Archived from the original on 2008-08-05.