“The Gag Manga King” Fujio Akatsuka

Japanese manga is roughly divided into two types, a story manga and a comical manga. Fujio Akatsuka (1935 – 2008) was the first comical manga artist.

Akatsuka was also one of manga artists in Tokiwa-so apartment. Most of the representative works such as “Himitsu no Akko-chan”, “Osomatsu-kun”, “Tensai Bakabon” and “Mōretsu Atarō” ware animated, these are very popular.

His motto is “Life is a gag.” People have laughed a lot by his deformed the character and the nonsense story. Innovative lines and actions also ware in great vogue. Akatsuka was called “The Gag Manga King”.

See also
*List of Japanese subculture

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