Interest Google Japan Celebrates Fujio Akatsuka's Birthday
posted on 2010-09-13 21:44 EDT
Akatsuka was one of the residents of Tokiwa-sō, the Tokyo apartment building that became the haunt of famous and soon-to-be-famous artists such as Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Jungle Emperor/Kimba the White Lion), Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009, Kamen Rider, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past), and the Fujiko Fujio duo (Doraemon). Akatsuka helped pioneer a new kind of gag manga that specialized in fast-paced, nonsensical humor. He would create dozens of manga titles, including the Mooretsu Atarou children's comedy, the popular family comedy Tensai Bakabon, and the early magical girl manga Himitsu no Akko-chan. In 1997, the Japan Cartoonists Association gave him the Literary Giant Award.
Source: Comic Natalie