Ken Akamatsu (赤松 健, Akamatsu Ken, born July 5, 1968) is a Japanese manga writer and artist. After not passing the test to go to Tokyo University, Akamatsu choose to be an illustrator. He became well known as an illustrator at "Comiket". Comiket is the largest comic convention in Japan. Akamatsu has created the illustred works A Kid's Game for One Summer, A.I. Love You and Always my Santa. In October 1998, his most famous work, Love Hina began being shown in Weekly Shonen Magazine. The series has been made into a book form that has sold over 6 million copies in Japan. Akamatsu received the Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen in 2001 for this series.
After finishing Love Hina in 2001, Akamatsu began to illustrate another manga, Negima!: Magister Negi Magi. Both Negima! and Love Hina have been made into anime series. Altogether there are about 25 episodes, and 14 volumes of Love Hina.