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    Tuesday February 9, 2016
  • Ken Akamatsu Shows Off Manga Production on Apple II Running Linux

    Modern manga meets green CRT

    Before UQ Holder, Negima! or even Love Hina, doujinshi illustrator turned Shōnen Magazine's Rookie Award winner Ken Akamatsu started producing running manga with 1994 A.I. Love You, the story of an otherwise happless genius programmer who creates an AI girlfriend. Evidently a computer enthusiast himself, Akamatsu has shown off some manga creation on an Apple II running Linux. Get a look after the jump.

  • Monday July 27, 2015
  • Manga Author Ken Akamatsu Renews Concerns About Trade Deal's Effect on Doujinshi and Cosplay

    "Stronger regulations could deprive the entire comic world of its engine," said creator of "Negima" and "Love Hina"

    TPP is a free trade deal between the U.S., Canada, and 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific to eliminate tariffs and synchronize regulations. Potent consequences for lower environmental regulations and higher medicine costs have been very controversial. Its copyright agreements' potential effect on creative fan endeavors like doujinshi and cosplay has also been a concern, with manga author Ken Akamatsu being among the prominent voices raising the issue.

  • Wednesday June 18, 2014
  • VIDEO: CNN Talks Graphic Anime and Manga

    Liberal Democratic Party politician Masatada Tsuchiya and author Ken Akamatsu interviewed

    In an international feature, CNN has asked where graphic anime and manga should fall under new prohibitions. They interview politician Masatada Tsuchiya supporting regulation, and author Ken Akamatsu (Love Hina, Negima) who lobbies on behalf of keeping the industry free of restrictions. Get a look after the jump.

  • Friday October 11, 2013
  • Kodansha Announces "Attack on Titan" Spin-Off Manga and Latest From Ken Akamatsu

    "Attack on Titan" parody and prequels, "UQHolder" and "Seven Deadly Sins" announced at NYCC

    Kodansha announced a slate of new manga licenses New York Comic Con, headlined by Attack on Titan's parody manga Titan Junior High, as well as prequel spin-off manga No Regret and Before the Fall. They also picked up UQHolder from Negima! author Ken Akamatsu as well as shounen series Seven Deadly Sins. More after the jump.

  • Thursday August 22, 2013
  • Ken Akamatsu Manga Launches in Next "Weekly Shonen Magazine"

    "Negima!" author's new magic manga debuts August 28th

    Ken Akamatsu, author of Negima! and Love Hina returns with his latest manga in this year's 39th issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine (home of Fairy Tail and Knight in the Area), on sale August 28th. UQ Holder! kicks off with an 82-page opening installment and color first page. More after the jump.

  • Tuesday October 9, 2012
  • "Negima" Manga Author Completes Trial Run of Crowd Funding

    J-Comi reaches "J-Comi FANding" beta goal in 20 minutes

    Negima and Love Hina manga author Ken Akamatsu established the J-Comi website in 2011 to distribute out-of-print manga titles via ad-supported, author-authorized DRM-free e-books. Evolving the offering, a recent J-Comi FANding trial, inspired by Kickstarter and DRM-free Harry Potter eBook Pottermore, met its goal in a blazing twenty minutes. More after the jump.