||This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. (October 2008)|
Go Nagai at Japan Expo 2008, Paris, France (2008-07-04).
|Born||Kiyoshi Nagai (永井潔 Nagai Kiyoshi )
September 6, 1945
Wajima, Ishikawa, Japan
|Known for||Harenchi Gakuen
|Awards||4th Kodansha Manga Award
|http://www.dynamicproduction.co.jp/ (Japanese) Dynamic Productions|
Kiyoshi Nagai (永井潔 Nagai Kiyoshi , born September 6, 1945 in Wajima, Ishikawa), better known by the penname Go Nagai (永井 豪 Nagai Gō ), is a Japanese manga artist and a prolific author of science fiction, fantasy, horror and erotica. He made his professional debut in 1967 with Meakashi Polikichi, but is best known for creating Cutie Honey, Devilman, and Mazinger Z in the 1970s. He is credited with creating the Super Robot genre and for designing the first mecha robots piloted by a user from within a cockpit with Mazinger Z. In 2005, he became a Character Design professor at the Osaka University of Arts. Since 2009, he is a member of Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize's nominating committee.
Go Nagai was born on September 6, 1945 —in the Ishikawa Prefecture city of Wajima. He is the son of Yoshio and Fujiko Nagai (永井芳雄・冨士子), and the fourth of five brothers. His family had just returned from Shangai. While he was still in his early childhood, he along with his mother and his four brothers moved to Tokyo after the death of his father. As a child, he was influenced by the work of Gustave Doré (specifically, a Japanese edition of the Divine Comedy) and Osamu Tezuka (his brother Yasutaka gave him a copy of Lost World).
After he graduated from the Metropolitan Itabashi High School of Tokyo, he entered the world of manga. While passing his ronin year in a prep school in order to aim at the Waseda University, he suffered a severe case of diarrhea for 3 weeks. Aware of his own mortality, he wanted to leave some evidence that he had lived, by doing something that he liked as a child: working on manga. He was determined to create one work of manga in what he thought were his last months. As Nagai prepared for the task, he went to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with catarrh of the colon, and soon healed. But this was the turning point in his life. Convinced that he would continue working on manga, he stopped attending school after three months and started living as a ronin.
With the help of his brother Yasutaka, he created his first manga works. Aiming to be a manga artist, despite the fact that his mother opposed his manga career, he submitted his works for publication finding many rejected. It is said that when the young Nagai submitted his tables to publishers, his mother secretly convinced publishers to reject them. However, his work was noticed by Shōnen Sunday, which contacted Shotaro Ishinomori. Thanks to some trial manga he created with the help of his brother Yasutaka, he was finally accepted in the studio of Ishinomori in 1965.
The trial manga was about a science fiction ninja, and was a prototype for a different story, Kuro no Shishi. Nagai was 19 years old when he made this work; it started at 15 or 16 pages and ended up being 88 pages long after a year, and was untitled at that time. Ishinomori saw this work and praised Nagai for it, but commented that the design was too chunky and should improve it a little. Two or three days later, Nagai was invited to become an assistant with Ishinomori and this work was forgotten until 2007, when it was published for the first time, in the magazine Comic Ran TWINS Sengoku Busho Retsuden (コミック乱 TWINS 戦国武将列伝) by LEED, under the name Satsujinsha (殺刃者(さつじんしゃ)). His professional career began in 1967, despite the opposition of his mother.
After working as assistant of Shotaro Ishinomori, his very first professional manga work was Meakashi Polikichi (目明しポリ吉 also 目明かしポリ吉), a very short gag comedy oneshot, published in November 1967 in the magazine Bokura by Kodansha. Almost at the same time, this was followed by the manga adaptation of Tomio Sagisu's TV anime Chibikko Kaiju Yadamon (ちびっこ怪獣ヤダモン, Little Monster Yadamon), also published in 1967 in the same magazine. A common misconception is that Kuro No Shishi (Black Lion) was his first manga work; while not entirely false, what Nagai really made two years earlier than Meakashi Polikichi, was only a draft for what would later be Kuro no Shishi, which would not be actually published until 1978.
His first works consisted entirely of short gag comedy manga. This would change with Harenchi Gakuen.
First success and controversies
In less than a year after debuting, he met with a big success. After being an unknown manga artist, he became a protagonist of televised debates and journalistic investigations. 
In 1968, while Shueisha was getting prepared to launch its first manga publication, Shōnen Jump, in order to compete with other magazines from rival companies (like Shōnen Magazine from Kodansha and Shōnen Sunday from Shogakukan), Nagai was invited to be one of the first manga artists publishing in the new magazine. He contemplated this, since he had to design a long-running series instead of the autoconclusive short stories that he had been developing until that point. He accepted and the series became a big success, being the first for Nagai  and making Shōnen Jump sell more than one million copies.  With Harenchi Gakuen, Nagai was the first to introduce eroticism in modern manga and became the creator of modern erotic manga,      opened the door to a new era in Manga  and also became the symbol of an entire generation.  This work has influenced Japanese society radically, completely changing the common perceptions of manga. 
Until Harenchi Gakuen, Japanese manga had been relatively tame affairs, but things soon changed.  The manga became so popular that several live-action films and TV series based on the manga were developed. Harenchi Gakuen is considered as probably the work that has had the most influence in the world of manga at the end of the 1960s, leading the newly born Shōnen Jump magazine to sell millions of copies per week. 
A scandalous manga in its time, it is a very innocent series by today's standards.  But at the time of his original publication, it met with severe criticism by some parts of the Japanese society. Harenchi Gakuen was criticized as vulgar because it introduced overt eroticism to children. Male students and teachers were depicted as being preoccupied with catching glimpses of girls' panties or naked bodies. Many parents, women's associations, and PTAs protested. 
In particular, the PTA protests over Harenchi Gakuen were notorious. Nagai was bombarded with interview requests from newspapers, magazines and TV. Whenever he flew outside of Tokyo, TV cameras were waiting for him. He was branded a "nuisance" and even an "enemy of society". He, however, had a clear sense of what things he could or could not do with the manga. 
At first, Nagai didn't think that the opposition was against him, since he was aware of the standards that applied with movies and similar things for an audience below 18 years old. At that time, he never drew sex scenes, avoided pictures of genitals and made nudes cute rather than sexy.  His fans supported him throughout the PTA protests. They sent him letters where they expressed how they were aware that the adults cracking down on them were reading raunchier stuff than what Nagai was producing. 
The protests were not only against the manga, but also against the TV series. The PTA even managed to prevent the distribution of the magazine in some parts of Japan.  As a result of the protests, when the series was about to be cancelled because of the PTA. Nagai changed the theme in Harenchi Gakuen into a more mature and serious matter. From nonsense gags with sexy touchs, to a full scale war where murder was depicted in the bloody way for which many know him. This led to the famous ending of Harenchi Gakuen, symbol of freedom and of rejection of the hypocrisy, where all students & teachers, while defending their freedom of expression, are killed by the PTA and other parental forces. This was the ironic answer that Nagai gave to the PTA. It wasn't the true ending of Harenchi Gakuen, as it would return to be published for several years. 
It was also around this time that he created Gakuen Taikutsu Otoko (ガクエン退屈男), also known as Guerrilla High, another school-themed manga, but this time war between youths and adults was the main theme. A little before that, in 1969,Abashiri Ikka (あばしり一家) was created. Both titles are a direct result of the PTA protests, being both a form of parody of what happened. Abashiri Ikka became a big success, and along with Harenchi Gakuen, the most popular series of Nagai's juvenile period. 
Thanks to the success of Harenchi Gakuen, Dynamic Productions (ダイナミックプロダクション, also known as Dynamic Production or Dynamic Pro, ダイナミックプロ), was founded by Go Nagai with his brothers in April, 1969.  Meant to be a group to help him with his works, as a consequence of what happened with Harenchi Gakuen, where he received almost no royalties derived from the TV series, films and gadgets related, Dynamic Productions became a company established to manage Nagai's relations and contractual rights of his work. Dynamic became one of the first companies to require publishers the edition of contracts (even today many manga are designed and published only on the basis of verbal agreements). It would start as a yugen kaisha (limited company) and would change to a kabushiki kaisha (stock company) in 1970.
The same year of the foundation of Dynamic Pro, Ken Ishikawa joined the company. He would become Nagai's second assistant after Mitsuru Hiruta, who had been working with Nagai since the beginnings of Harenchi Gakuen. He would become one of Nagai's regular partners and his best friend. Ken Ishikawa participated as assistant in Harenchi Gakuen, Abashiri Ikka and Gakuen Taikutsu Otoko, particularly in the last one. In parallel with those activities as assistant, he co-produces with Go Nagai what would be in fact his professional debut in manga, Gakuen Bangaichi (1969-09-08 ~ 1970-09-22), and also his second manga, Sasurai Gakuto (1970-01 ~ 1970-05). He temporarily quit Dynamic Productions in 1970. This prompted Nagai to end Gakuen Taikutsu Otoko and the story of this series would be left inconclusive.
Change in genres
Even with the changes in Harenchi Gakuen and other series, Nagai remained writing mostly gag comedies, varying only in the thematic. With the success of Harenchi Gakuen and Abashiri Ikka, most editors expected this kind of story from Nagai. This would start to change in 1970, with the oneshot Oni -2889 Nen no Hanran-, which tells a science fiction story set in the year 2889 about a war between the race of Onis (who in this story are treated as a lower class) and the human beings. After this, in 1971 came the horror oneshot Susumu-chan Dai Shock about a violent collapse of the parent-child relationships. A series of horror oneshots would follow, in the series called Gensou Kyofu e Hanashi (幻想恐怖絵噺), which comprehends Africa no Chi (an original story of Yasutaka Tsutsui), Schalken Gahaku (based in the famous story Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu) and Kuzureru. A little before that, Nagai would be given the chance to write a full serial of an occult horror story called Mao Dante, which would in turn mark the beginning of his most famous horror work, Devilman.
Style and works
In his series Harenchi Gakuen (ハレンチ学園, Shameless School, 1968–1972, Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine) Nagai used eroticism and extreme, graphic violence in kid's manga for the first time in Japan, thus breaking taboos and becoming quite controversial. His use of violence and gross humour was widely loathed in many corners of Japan's society and became a concern for many PTAs at the time. The series temporary ended dramatically when all the characters died during a massacre. This type of content would be a trend in most of Nagai's later work and in those of other directors such as Yoshiyuki Tomino. A Harenchi Gakuen live-action TV series followed in the early 1970s, as well as several other live-action movies and an OVA version (Heisei Harenchi Gakuen, or "Modern-Day Shameless School") in the mid-1990s.
After Harenchi Gakuen Nagai created the Mazinger Z (マジンガーZ) series, later expanded into Great Mazinger, Grendizer, and - many years later - Mazinkaiser, where he developed the concept of giant mecha. Mazinger was the first manga where a giant robot was piloted by the hero, thus creating one of the biggest staples of the industry. Mazinger is considered the first successful "Super Robot" anime show, and has spawned numerous imitations.
Simultaneously to Mazinger, he created one of his most popular manga, Debiruman (デビルマン, Devilman), about a demonic hero fighting against hordes of demons. Nagai also turned Devilman into a series which was less violent and gritty than the manga. Years later Nagai revamped this popular series by introducing the main character as a female and altering the storyline. This series is called Devilman Lady (デビルマンレディー, Devil Lady in the US). It was first released as a manga and then later as an anime. Go Nagai considers the Devilman series, as well as the Mazinger series, as being his life's work due to their massive popularity all over the world. In 1972, Nagai managed to have 5 weekly manga publications at the same time, drawing and writing. This hasn't been achieved by other manga artists with the exception of Shinji Mizushima and George Akiyama.
Another long-running series, Violence Jack (ヴァイオレンス ジャック) spanned multiple volumes and dealt with a giant brute of a man fighting for justice in a post-apocalyptic setting where Japan has been devastated by a massive earthquake and isolated from the rest of the world.
One of Nagai's most popular works outside of his fanbase has been Cutey Honey, considered to be one of the first "magical girl" comics and a major influence on future series in the genre (in particular Sailor Moon). Nagai had less success a few years later with Majokko Tickle, a more traditional magical-girl series for younger children, although the accompanying anime was popular on TV in some European countries.
Nagai has worked with Shotaro Ishinomori and Ken Ishikawa. He is currently being more prolific in manga production than ever. Much of Nagai's work has been adapted into anime and tokusatsu. Nagai has made cameo appearances in some of his live-action adaptations of his work, including The Toxic Avenger Part II, the Cutie Honey 2004 live action film, and in a special DVD-only episode of Cutie Honey: The Live as Dr. Koshiro Kisaragi.
In Italy, France, and the Middle East, Grendizer was very popular when they aired. They are still fondly remembered to this day. In Spain, a Mazinger Z statue has been erected in Tarragona. It still stands even today.
Anime Director Hideaki Anno (Evangelion) cited Devilman as a source of inspiration for Evangelion during a conversation between him and Go Nagai published in Devilman Tabulae Anatomicae. Manga artist Kentarou Miura claims that he likes Go Nagai's dynamic style and that Nagai had a big influence on him in an interview which was included as an extra in the fourth volume of the North American DVD release by Media Blasters in 2002. Movie Director Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police) claimed that he's a fan of Go Nagai's works in an interview with Sancho Asia and said that he wants to re-adapt Devilman into a live action movie since he didn't like the 2004 live action Devilman adaptation.
Anime titles created or based in the works of Go Nagai
- Devilman (デビルマン)(TV series, 1972-07-08)
- Mazinger Z (マジンガーZ)(TV series, 1972-12-03)
- Mazinger Z tai Devilman (マジンガーZ対デビルマン)(Movie, 1973-07-18)
- Dororon Enma-kun (ドロロンえん魔くん)(TV series, 1973-10-04)
- Cutie Honey (キューティーハニー, Cutey Honey)(TV series, 1973-10-13)
- Getter Robo (ゲッターロボ)(TV series, 1974-04-04)
- Mazinger Z tai Ankoku Daishougun (マジンガーZ対暗黒大将軍)(Movie, 1974-07-25)
- Great Mazinger (グレートマジンガー)(TV series, 1974-09-08)
- Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo (グレートマジンガー対ゲッターロボ)(Movie, 1975-03-21)
- Getter Robo G (ゲッターロボ G)(TV series, 1975-05-15)
- Great Mazinger vs. Getter Robo G: Kuchu Daigekitotsu (グレートマジンガー対ゲッターロボG 空中大激突, Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo G: The Great Space Encounter)(Movie, 1975-07-26)
- Uchuu Enban Daisensou (宇宙円盤大戦争, The Great Battle of the Flying Saucers)(Movie, 1975-07-26)
- Koutetsu Jeeg (鋼鉄ジーグ)(TV series, 1975-10-05)
- UFO Robot Grendizer (UFOロボ グレンダイザー)(TV series, 1975-10-05)
- UFO Robot Grendizer tai Great Mazinger (UFOロボ グレンダイザー対グレートマジンガー)(Movie, 1976-03-20)
- Daikyu Maryu Gaiking (大空魔竜ガイキング)(TV series, 1976-04) Nagai had some problems with Toei and was left out of the credits. Eventually Nagai sued Toei and stopped further collaborations for some time. Nagai himself confirmed that he was the creator of the robot in the Comicon 2007 of Naples, Italy.
- Groizer X (グロイザーX, Gloizer X)(TV series, 1976-07-01)
- Grendizer, Getter Robo G, Great Mazinger: Kessen! Daikaijuu (グレンダイザー・ゲッターロボG・グレートマジンガー 決戦!大海獣)(Movie, 1976-07-18)
- Majokko Tickle (魔女っ子チックル)(TV series, 1978-03-06)
- Psycho Armor Govarian (サイコアーマーゴーバリアン)(TV series, 1983-07-06)
- God Mazinger (ゴッドマジンガー)(TV series, 1984-04-15)
- Chounouryoku Shōjo Barabanba (超能力少女バラバンバ)(OVA, 1985-06-21)
- Mujigen Hunter Fandora (夢次元ハンター ファンドラ, Dream Dimension Hunter Fandora)(OVA, 1985-09-21)
- Violence Jack: Harem Bomber (バイオレンスジャック ハーレムボンバー, Violence Jack: Slumking)(OVA, 1986-06)
- Devilman: Tanjo Hen (デビルマン 誕生編, Devilman: The Birth)(OVA, 1987-11-01)
- Violence Jack: Evil Town (バイオレンスジャック 地獄街, Violence Jack: Jigokugai)(OVA, 1988-12-21)
- Juushin Liger (獣神ライガー, Beast-God Riger)(TV series, 1989-03-11)
- Shutendoji (手天童子, Shuten Douji)(OVA, 1989-12)
- Devilman: Yocho Sirène Hen (デビルマン 妖鳥シレーヌ編, Devilman: The Demon Bird)(OVA, 1990-02-25)
- Violence Jack: Hell's Wind Hen (バイオレンスジャック ヘルスウインド編, Violence Jack: Hell's Wind)(OVA, 1990-11-09)
- Getter Robo Go (ゲッターロボ號)(TV series, 1991-02-11)
- CB Chara Nagai Go World (CBキャラ永井豪ワールド)(OVA, 1991-02-21)
- Abashiri Family (あばしり一家, Abashiri Ikka)(OVA, 1991-05-21)
- Kekko Kamen (けっこう仮面)(OVA, 1991-08-01)
- Kyukioku no Sex Adventure Kamasutra (究極のSEXアドベンチャー カーマスートラ)(1992-04-24)
- Iron Virgin Jun (鉄の処女JUN, Tetsu no Shōjo JUN)(OVA, 1992-07)
- Oira Sukeban (おいら女蛮(スケバン), Sukeban Boy, Delinquent in Drag)(OVA, 1992-08)
- Hanappe Bazooka (花平バズーカ)(OVA, 1992-09)
- Black Lion (黒の獅士, Kuro no Shishi)(OVA, 1992-11)
- New Cutey Honey (新・キューティーハニー, Shin Cutey Honey)(OVA, 1994-04)
- Heisei Harenchi Gakuen (平成ハレンチ学園)(OVA, 1996-03)
- Harenchi Koumon Manyuuki (ハレンチ紅門マン遊記)(OVA, 1996-05)
- Cutey Honey F (キューティーハニーF(ﾌﾗｯｼｭ))(TV series, 1997-02)
- Cutey Honey F (キューティーハニーF(ﾌﾗｯｼｭ))(Movie, 1997-07)
- Shin Getter Robo: Sekai Saigo no Hi (真ゲッターロボ｢世界最後の日｣, Getter Robo: Armageddon))(OVA, 1998-08)
- Devilman Lady (デビルマンレディー)(TV series, 1998-10)
- Amon: The Apocalypse of Devilman (デビルマン黙示録)(OVA, 2000–05)
- Shin Getter Robot tai Neo Getter Robot (真ゲッターロボ対ネオゲッターロボ)(OVA, 2000–12)
- Mazinkaiser (マジンカイザー)(OVA, 2001–09)
- Demon Lord Dante (魔王ダンテ, Mao Dante)(TV series, 2002–08)
- Mazinkaiser: Death! The Great General of Darkness (マジンカイザー 死闘!暗黒大将軍, Mazinkaiser: Shitou! Ankoku Daishogun)(OVA, 2003–07)
- New Getter Robo (新ゲッターロボ, Shin Getter Robo)(OVA, 2004-04)
- Panda-Z - The Robonimation (パンダーゼット THE ROBONIMATION)(TV series, 2004-04)
- Re: Cutie Honey (Re:キューティーハニー)(OVA, 2004–07)
- Gaiking Legend of Daiku-Maryu (ガイキング)(TV series, 2005–11)
- Demon Prince Enma (鬼公子炎魔, Kikoushi Enma)(OVA, 2006–08)
- Koutetsushin Jeeg (鋼鉄神ジーグ, Steel God Jeeg)(TV series, 2007-04)
- Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z Hen (真マジンガー 衝撃! Z編 )(TV series, 2009-04)
- Mazinkaizer SKL (マジンカイザーSKL)(OVA, 2010–11)
- Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera (Dororonえん魔くん メ~ラめら)(TV series, 2011-04-07)
Tokusatsu/Live action created or based in the works of Go Nagai
- Harenchi Gakuen (ハレンチ学園)(Movie, 1970-05-02)
- Harenchi Gakuen: Shintai Kensa no Maki (ハレンチ学園 身体検査の巻)(Movie, 1970-08-01)
- Harenchi Gakuen: Tackle Kiss no Maki (ハレンチ学園 タックル・キッスの巻)(Movie, 1970-09-12)
- Harenchi Gakuen (ハレンチ学園)(TV series, 1970-10-01)
- Shin Harenchi Gakuen (新ハレンチ学園)(Movie, 1971-01-03)
- Battle Hawk (バトルホーク)(TV series, 1976-10-04)
- Pro-Wres no Hoshi Aztecaser (プロレスの星 アステカイザー)(TV series, 1976-10-07)
- X Bomber (Xボンバー, 超宇宙マシーンエックスボンバー, Super Space Machine X Bomber, Star Fleet)[TV series, 1980-10-04)
- Nagai Go no Kowai Zone: Kaiki (永井豪のこわいゾーン 怪鬼)(Movie, 1989-08-25)
- Nagai Go no Kowai Zone 2: Senki (永井豪のこわいゾーン2 戦鬼)(Movie, 1990-08-24)
- The Ninja Dragon (空想科学任侠伝 極道忍者ドス竜, Kuso Kagaku Ninkyoden: Gokudo Ninja Dosuryu)(Movie, 1990-10-25)
- Kekko Kamen (けっこう仮面)(Movie, 1991-03-22)
- Bishōjo Tantei Maboroshi Panty (美少女探偵 まぼろしパンティ)(Movie, 1991-11-25)
- Kekko Kamen 2: We'll be back... (けっこう仮面2, けっこう仮面2 We’ll be back・・・)(Movie, 1992-03-27)
- Nagai Go no Horror Gekijo: Mannequin (永井豪のホラー劇場 マネキン)(Movie, 1992-04-24)
- Oira Sukeban: Kessen! Pansuto (おいら女蛮 決戦!パンス党)(Movie, 1992-07-24)
- Nagai Go no Horror Gekijo: Kirikagami (永井豪のホラー劇場 霧加神)(Movie, 1992-08-28)
- Kekko Kamen 3 (けっこう仮面3)(Movie, 1993-04-23)
- Jushin Thunder Liger: Fist of Thunder (獣神サンダーライガー 怒りの雷鳴 FIST OF THUNDER)(Movie, 1995-02-21)
- Heisei Harenchi Gakuen (平成ハレンチ学園)(Movie, 1996-02-02)
- Kyuketsu Onsen e Yokoso (吸血温泉にようこそ)(Movie, 1997-04-21)
- Lovely Angel: Homon Soap Degozaimasu (ラブリー・エンジェル 訪問ソープでございます)(Movie, 1997-09-26)
- Lovely Angel 2: Taiketsu! Homon Soap Jo vs Shuccho SM Jo!! (ラブリー・エンジェル2 対決!訪問ソープ嬢vs出張SM嬢!!)(Movie, 1997-11-28)
- Kekko Kamen (けっこう仮面, Mask of Kekkou)(Movie, 2004-02-06)
- Nagai Go World: Maboroshi Panty VS Henchin Pokoider (永井豪ワールド まぼろしパンティVSへんちんポコイダー)(Movie, 2004-05-10)
- Cutie Honey (キューティーハニー)(Movie, 2004-05-29)
- Kekko Kamen: Mangriffon no Gyakushu (けっこう仮面 マングリフォンの逆襲, Kekko Kamen: The MGF Strikes Back!)(Movie, 2004–07-23)
- Devilman (デビルマン)(Movie, 2004-10-09)
- Kekko Kamen Returns (けっこう仮面 RETURNS)(Movie, 2004-10-31)
- Kekko Kamen Surprise!! (けっこう仮面 SURPRISE)(Movie, 2004-10-31)
- Kabuto-O Beetle (兜王ビートル)(Movie, 2005-07-16)
- Oira Sukeban (おいら女蛮)(Movie, 2006-02-04)
- Kekko Kamen Royale (けっこう仮面 ロワイヤル)(Movie, 2007-05-25)
- Kekko Kamen Premium (けっこう仮面 プレミアム)(Movie, 2007-06-22)
- Kekko Kamen Forever (けっこう仮面 フォーエバー)(Movie, 2007-07-27)
- Cutie Honey The Live (キューティーハニー THE LIVE)(TV series, 2007-10-02)
- Abashiri Ikka: The movie (あばしり一家 THE MOVIE)(Movie, 2009-11-21)
Additionally, Nagai appears as an actor in the following productions:
- The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)
- Nijisseiki Shōnen Dokuhon (1989)
- Kekko Kamen 2: We'll be back... (1992)
- Nagai Go no Horror Gekijo: Mannequin (1992)
- Oira Sukeban: Kessen! Pansuto (1992)
- Mirai no Omoide: Last Christmas (1992)
- Metropolis (anime) (2001) Guest voice
- Kekko Kamen (2004)
- Nagai Go World: Maboroshi Panty VS Henchin Pokoider (2004)
- Cutie Honey (2004)
- Devilman (2004)
- Cutie Honey The Live (2007) episode 26 (DVD-only episode)
- Lambiek Comiclopedia. "Comic Creator: Gô Nagai". Lambiek. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
- Mark Gilson, "A Brief History of Japanese Robophilia", Leonardo 31 (5), p. 367–369 .
- Patten, Fred (2004). "Hypersexual Psychoviolence! The Dynamic World of Go Nagai". Watching Anime, Reading Manga. Stone Bridge Press. p. 194. ISBN 978-1-880656-92-1.
- "L'AUTORE / CHI E' GO NAGAI" (in Italian). D/visual. 2007-03-03. Archived from the original on 2007-12-29. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
- "GO HISTORY" (in Japanese). The World of Go Nagai. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
- "Happywedding Go & Sumiko" (in Japanese). The World of Go Nagai. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
- "Go Nagai - Il potere e la gloria" (in Italian). Il potere e la gloria. Archived from the original on 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
- Rafaelli, Luca. "La parola al papá di Goldrake - Colloquio con Go Nagai" (in Italian). La Repubblica - Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
- "Manga Kakumei 40 Nen Nagai Go Tokushu". Gag, serious, SF, Fantasy Nadode Fan Miryo (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports News. Retrieved 2008-04-02.
- "7 & Y - Nagai Go Debut 40 Shunen Kinen Kikaku Nagai Go Senshu" (in Japanese). Seven and Y Corp. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
- Scalambra, Giovanni (2002-03-11). "Il grande Go Nagai" (in Italian). Divertimento.it - NEXTA Media Srl. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
- Crispino, Susanna (2007-05-26). "La Sirena a strisce. Il Comicon, festival internazionale del fumetto e dell'animazione" (in Italian). Whipart Onlus. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
- Di Pino, Angelo (2007-05-22). "Go Nagai...intervista integrale." (in Italian). CartoonMag. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
- "Hikken - Mazinger Z, Devilman, Cutie Honey Nado Kyosho - Nagai Go, 40 nen Bun no Sakuhingunga Ichido Ni" (in Japanese). Trendy.net - Nikkei Business Publications. 2007-12-26. Retrieved 2008-04-02.
- "L'AUTORE / CHI E' GO NAGAI" (in italian). D/visual. Archived from the original on 2007-12-29. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "Kodansha magazine" (in Japanese). The World of Go Nagai. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- "Yadamon" (in Japanese). The World of Go Nagai. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
- Colpi, Federico (1996). "SERIE TV - L'autore". Il mondo di Go Nagai (in Italian). Dynamic Italia Srl. Retrieved 2008-04-11.
- "Harenchi Gakuen" (in Spanish). Mision Tokyo. Retrieved 2008-04-12.
- Connel, Ryan (2007-03-30). "40-year veteran of ecchi manga Go Nagai says brains more fun than boobs". Mainichi Newspapers Co. Archived from the original on 2008-03-17. Retrieved 2008-04-12.
- "Tezuka Osamu @ World - Manga works". The Song for Apollo. Tezuka Productions. 2007-03-30. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
- "Harenchi Gakuen : Il manga" (in Italian). Gonagainet. 2007-08-24. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
- "Nagai Go (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan)". Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
- "HARENCHI GAKUEN / SCUOLA SENZA PUDORE" (in Italian). d/visual. Archived from the original on 2007-10-31. Retrieved 2008-04-12.
- Ito, Kinko (2005-02). "A History of Manga in the Context of Japanese Culture and Society". The Journal of Popular Culture (Blackwell Publishing) 38 (3): 456. doi:10.1111/j.0022-3840.2005.00123.x. Retrieved 2008-04-12.
- Alt, Matt (2007-06-16). "Go Monkey - a short excerpt of the Monkey Punch interview by Go Nagai". Retrieved 2008-04-12.
- "Abashiri ikka" (in Italian). d/visual. Archived from the original on 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
- "Dynamic Pro Company Overview" (in Japanese). Dynamic Production. 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
- Mandana Tsushin Blog. "The Busiest Mangaka Ever: Go Nagai". ComiPress. Retrieved 2008-03-06.
- Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
- "Biografia Go Nagai" (in Italian). Enciclo'Robopedia. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
- "Go Nagai al Comicon: annunci dalla giornata di sabato" (in Italian). AnimeClick.it. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Go Nagai|
- Go Nagai (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan)
- (Japanese) 永井 豪（ながい ごう） (日本SF作家クラブ) — a Japanese version of the page.
- The World of Before the Apocalypse Fan Page: Go Nagai
- Go Nagai at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Revelation, An Essay on Devilman by Go Nagai
- (Japanese) The World of Go Nagai, with lists and pictures of various Nagai and Nagai-related works, and many notes on them.
- (Italian) Enciclo'Robopedia - Sezione di Go Nagai, a website with a biography of Go Nagai and a list of almost all of his manga and anime work from 1967 to 2004, as well as other works based on his original ideas.
- (Italian) L'AUTORE / CHI E' GO NAGAI - Dynamic Italie, the official biography of Go Nagai by D/visual.
- (Italian) Shuten Doji (Anime Mundi), detailed production information