Akio Chiba (ちばあきお or 千葉 亜喜生 Chiba Akio?, January 29, 1943 – September 13, 1984) was a Japanese manga artist born in Shenyang, Manchukuo (now part Liaoning, China). Chiba was known for publishing his works in both shōnen and shōjo magazines. Chiba made his professional debut in 1967 with his manga Sabu to Chibi while working as an assistant to his older brother, Tetsuya. In 1977, he won the 22nd Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen for his work on Captain and Play Ball.
- Kōsha Ura no Eleven (February 1971, Bessatsu Shōnen Jump, Shueisha)
- Han-chan (September 1971, Bessatsu Shōnen Jump)
- Michikusa (January 1972, Bessatsu Shōnen Sunday)
- Captain (26 volumes, 1972–1979, Bessatsu Shōnen Jump, made into an anime series in 1980)
- Play Ball (22 volumes, 1973–1978, Weekly Shōnen Jump)
- Fushigi Tōbo-kun (1982–1983, Weekly Shōnen Jump, written by Tarō Nami)
- Champ (April–November 1984, Weekly Shōnen Jump, written by Tarō Nami)
- This was his last work.
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- Anime News Service - September 9th-22nd Anime News
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