Go Nagai

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Go Nagai
Go Nagai 20080704 Japan Expo 05.jpg
Go Nagai at Japan Expo 2008, Paris, France (2008-07-04).
Native name 永井豪
Born Kiyoshi Nagai (永井潔 Nagai Kiyoshi?)
(1945-09-06) September 6, 1945 (age 68)
Wajima, Ishikawa, Japan
Residence Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Manga artist
Known for Harenchi Gakuen
Mazinger
Cutie Honey
Devilman
Violence Jack
The Abashiri Family
Kekko Kamen
Dororon Enma-kun
Awards 4th Kodansha Manga Award
Susano Oh
Website
http://www.dynamicproduction.co.jp/ (Japanese) Dynamic Productions
Go Nagai in his studio, Tokyo, 1987; photo by Sally Larsen

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.[1] He made his professional debut in 1967 with Meakashi Polikichi, but is best known for creating Cutie Honey, Devilman, and Mazinger Z. He also pioneered the ecchi genre with Harenchi Gakuen. 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.[2] 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.

Life[edit]

Early life[edit]

Go Nagai was born on September 6, 1945 [3]—in the Ishikawa Prefecture city of Wajima.[4] He is the son of Yoshio and Fujiko Nagai (永井芳雄・冨士子),[5] and the fourth of five brothers.[6] 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.[4] 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).[7][8][9]

After he graduated from the Metropolitan Itabashi High School of Tokyo,[6] 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.[10] 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.[10] Convinced that he would continue working on manga, he stopped attending school after three months and started living as a ronin.[10]

With the help of his brother Yasutaka, he created his first manga works.[7][11] 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.[10] It is said that when the young Nagai submitted his tables to publishers, his mother secretly convinced publishers to reject them.[4][12][13] However, his work was noticed by Shōnen Sunday, which contacted Shotaro Ishinomori.[11] 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.[7]

The trial manga was about a science fiction ninja,[9] 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.[9] 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)).[14] His professional career began in 1967, despite the opposition of his mother.[12]

First works[edit]

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),[5][15] a very short gag comedy oneshot, published in November 1967 in the magazine Bokura by Kodansha.[16] 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.[17] 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[edit]

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. [18]

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.[4] He accepted and the series became a big success, being the first for Nagai [19] and making Shōnen Jump sell more than one million copies. [15] With Harenchi Gakuen, Nagai was the first to introduce eroticism in modern manga and became the creator of modern erotic manga, [1] [19] [20] [21] [22] opened the door to a new era in Manga [21] and also became the symbol of an entire generation. [15] This work has influenced Japanese society radically, completely changing the common perceptions of manga. [23]

Until Harenchi Gakuen, Japanese manga had been relatively tame affairs, but things soon changed. [20] 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. [24]

A scandalous manga in its time, it is a very innocent series by today's standards. [24] 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. [25]

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. [26]

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. [20] 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. [20]

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. [18] 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. [18]

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. [27]

Dynamic Productions[edit]

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. [28] 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).[4] It would start as a yugen kaisha (limited company) and would change to a kabushiki kaisha (stock company) in 1970.[5]

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.[5] 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[edit]

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[edit]

Further information: Bibliography of Go Nagai

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.[1] 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.

In 1970, Go Nagai started a company, Dynamic Productions, to fund his manga and anime ventures. Dynamic Productions' first titles were Getter Robo and Abashiri Ikka (あばしり一家, Abashiri Family).

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 an anime 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.[29]

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.

In 1980, he received the 4th Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen for Susano OH.[30]

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.

Assistants[edit]

Success abroad[edit]

In Italy, France, and the Middle East, Grendizer was very popular when it 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.

Influences[edit]

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. Scriptwriter Kazuki Nakashima is also familiar with his works. "In particular, I read everything by Go Nagai, from his debut works and then when I was in middle school his work Devil Man really struck me. I felt like I was maturing along with the development of the writer himself."

Works[edit]

Manga[edit]

1960s[edit]

  • Meakashi Polikichi (目明しポリ吉, 目明かしポリ吉, Detective Polikichi)(November 1967, Monthly Bokura)
  • Chibikko Kaiju Yadamon (ヤダモン, ちびっこ怪獣ヤダモン, Yadamon)(Dec. 1967-Jul. 1968, Monthly Bokura) Original work by Tomio Sagisu
  • Yuhi no Kenman (夕日の剣マン)(January 1968, Monthly Shonen Magazine)
  • Chibikko Keiji-chan (ちびっこ刑事ちゃん)(January 15, 1968, Manga Ou Special Issue)
  • Jintaro Sandogasa (じん太郎三度笠)(February 4 – March 3, 1968, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Hana no Sanshiro (ハナの三四郎)(February 4, 1968, Shonen Magazine Special Issue)
  • Sanbiki no Kenman (三匹の剣マン)(Spring-Summer 1968, Shonen Magazine Comics)
  • Go-chan no Fantaji Waraudo Ban (豪ちゃんのふぁんたじい·わらうどバン)(April 1968, COM)
  • Jigoku no Kenman (地獄の剣マン)(Apr., Aug.-Sept. 1968, Monthly Shonen Magazine)
  • Izari Shi Monogatari (いざり市物語)(May 1968, COM)
  • Magokko Kinta (馬子っこきん太)(May 1968-Dec. 1969, Manga Ou/Sept., Nov. 1968, Jan., Aug.-Sept. 1969, Bessatsu Manga Ou)
  • Koya no Kenman (荒野の剣マン)(June 23 – July 14, 1968, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Tenrankai no E (展覧会の絵)(July 1968, COM)
  • Harenchi Gakuen (ハレンチ学園, Shameless School)(Aug. 1, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Dec. 26, 1968-Oct. 13, Nov. 3, 1969-May 25, Jun. 15 – Jul. 20, Aug. 24, 1970 – Feb. 8, 1971, Jan. 1 – Jun. 5, Jun. 19 – Sept. 25, 1972, Weekly Shonen Jump/Apr. 1969, Shonen Book/Jun. 3, Aug. 31, 1969, Shonen Jump Special Issue)
  • Allah-kun (アラーくん)(Aug. 1968-Oct. 1969, Monthly Bokura)
  • Mini Mini Manga Dai-Koshin (ミニミニまんが大行進, ミニミニまんが爆笑大行進)(August 4, 1968, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Dengeki Shiro Inazuma Sakusen (電撃四郎イナズマ作戦)(August 1968, Bessatsu Manga Ou)
  • Huuten Ninpo Cho (風天忍法帳)(August 29, 1968, Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • Bravo! Sensei (ブラボー!先生)(September 17 – October 1, 1968, Shojo Friend)
  • Ra Samurai (ラ·サムライ)(September 1968, COM)
  • Usurasebun (ウスラセブン)(October 3, 1968, Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • Kaishin Saku (会心作)(October 1968, COM)
  • Shin Sen Gumi Somatsu Ki (新選組そまつ記)(October 1968, Shonen Book)
  • Pansy-chan (パンジーちゃん)(November 1968, Nakayoshi)
  • Kuishin Boku-chan (くいしんボクちゃん)(December 1968, Shogaku Ichinensei)
  • Receive-chan (レシーブちゃん)(December 1968, Nakayoshi)
  • Wanpaku Yaro no Mechanic Daisenso (わんぱく野郎のメカニック大戦争)(January 1, 1969, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Nazonazoboya X-kun (なぞなぞぼうやXくん)(Jan.–Mar., 1969, Shogaku Ichinensei)
  • Ultra Spy Hige Godzilla (ウルトラスパイ ヒゲゴジラ)(January 1969, Shonen Book)
  • Yume no Sekai no Mari-chan (ゆめの世界のマリちゃん)(January 1969, Nakayoshi)
  • Goketsu Mika-chan (ごうけつミカちゃん)(January 1969, Nakayoshi Special Issue)
  • Meakashi Polikichi -Yokoku Goto no Kan- (目明しポリ吉-予告強盗の巻-)(January 1969, COM)
  • Fighting Pants-kun (ファイティングパンツくん)(February 1969, Shonen Book)
  • Daimachi Sensei (ダイマチ先生)(February 1969, Nakayoshi)
  • Kimagure Kyoshitsu (きまぐれ教室)(February 1969, Ribon Comics) Also known as Kimagure Sensei (きまぐれ先生)
  • Neko no Ko Love-chan (ねこの子ラブちゃん)(Feb.–March 1969, Bessatsu Shojo Friend)
  • Kikkai-kun (キッカイくん)(Feb. 2 – May 10, May 31 – Dec. 21, 1969, Jan. 4 – Nov. 8, 1970, Weekly Shonen Magazine/Aug. 1969-Apr. 1970, Monthly Shonen Magazine)
  • Handsome-kun (ハンサムくん)(March 1969, Nakayoshi)
  • Hunter-kun (ハンターくん)(March 1969, Shonen Book)
  • Onna Bancho Houin Daiko (女番長ほういん大子)(March 1969, Shonen Gaho)
  • Migawari Pansy-chan (みがわりパンジーちゃん)(April 1969, Nakayoshi)
  • Koibito-kun (コイビトくん)(April 1969, Shonen Book) Reissued as "Kick-chan"
  • Sweet-chan (スイートちゃん)(April 22 – May 27, July 8 – December 23, 1969, Shojo Friend) Co-production with Taiyo Noguchi.
  • Funny Boy (ファニーボーイ)(May 1969, Monthly Funny) Co-production with Yukio Asai.
  • Godzilla ga Yuku (ゴジラがゆく)(May 9, 1969, Joker)
  • Oni Keiji ga Yuku (鬼刑事がゆく)(May 23, 1969, Joker)
  • Janken Ken-chan (ジャンケン·ケンちゃん)(Jun.–Sept. 1969, Nakayoshi) Co-production with Taiyo Noguchi.
  • Pinky no Koi no Kizetsu (ピンキーの恋のキゼツ)(June 1969, Ribon) A combination of comic with photographs.
  • Onna Tobaku Shi ga Yuku (女賭博師がゆく)(June 13, 1969, Joker)
  • Chikan ga Yuku (痴漢がゆく)(June 27, 1969, Joker)
  • Sweet-chan (スイートちゃん)(July 8 – December 26, 1969, Shojo Friend) Co-production with Tsutomu Oyamada.
  • Zohyo ga Yuku (雑兵がゆく)(July 11, 1969, Joker)
  • Oishasan ga Yuku (お医者さんがゆく)(July 25, 1969, Joker)
  • Shinobi ga Yuku (忍がゆく)(August 8, 1969, Joker)
  • Abashiri ikka (あばしり一家, The Abashiri Family)(August 10, 1969 – April 9, 1973, Weekly Shonen Champion)
  • Gakuen Bangaichi (学園番外地)(September 8, 1969 – February 9, 1971, Shonen Gaho) Co-production with Ken Ishikawa, Ishikawa's debut. Last stories with art by Tetsuji Aikawa.
  • Seibu no Yojinbo Macaroni-chan (西部の用心棒マカロニちゃん)(September 1969, Bessatsu Manga Ou)
  • Daitozoku (大盗賊)(Autumn 1969, Bessatsu Manga Ou)
  • Chan-kun (チャンクン, Chang Kung)(November 18 – December 26, 1969, Weekly Bokura Magazine)

1970s[edit]

  • Sasurai Gakuto (さすらい学徒)(January–May 1970, Manga Ou) Co-production with Ken Ishikawa, Ishikawa's second professional manga.
  • Oni -2889 Nen no Hanran- (鬼-2889年の反乱-)(January 1, 1970, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Komatsu Charm (こまっチャーム)(January 6 – May 19, June 9 – July 7, 1970, Shojo Friend) Co-production with Tsutomu Oyamada.
  • Hidoi Kyoto (ひどい巨塔)(January 10, 1970, Big Comic)
  • Sukisuki Skiing-chan (すきすきスキーちゃん, Suki Suki Skiing-chan)(January 20·27, 1970, Shojo Friend)
  • Kaiketsu Ultra Super Deluxe-man (快傑ウルトラスーパーデラックスマン)(January 27 – February 10, 1970, Weekly Bokura Magazine)
  • Go! Go! Go-chan Warai (GO!GO!豪ちゃん笑)(February–July 1970, Monthly Shonen Magazine)
  • Gakuen Taikutsu Otoko (ガクエン退屈男, Guerrilla High)(February 17 – September 22, 1970, Weekly Bokura Magazine)
  • GO! Go! Nonsense (GO!豪!ナンセンス)(March 22 – July 5, 1970, Weekly Shonen Sunday)
  • Kyuketsuki Kari (吸血鬼狩り)(April 1970, Monthly Shonen Magazine)
  • Jinrui no Shinpo to Fuchowa (人類の進歩と不調和)(May 9, 1970, Sunday Mainichi Special Issue - Gekiga & Manga)
  • Shosetsu Tengoku to Jigoku (小説·天国と地獄)(June 27, 1970, Play Comic)
  • Go-chan no Fushigina Sekai (豪ちゃんのふしぎな世界)(July 12, 1970, Weekly Shonen Sunday)
  • Maro (まろ)(July 19–26, September 20–27, 1970, January 10 – June 27, 1971, Weekly Shonen Sunday)
  • Boy Hunter (ボーイハンター)(August 1970, Jogakusei no Tomo)
  • Tengoku to Jigoku (天国と地獄)(August 11, 1970, Weekly Bokura Magazine)
  • Shain wa V (社員はV)(September 11, 1970, Weekly Yomiuri)
  • Kaijuu-Hakase Pokopen-chan (かいじゅうはかせポコペンちゃん)(September 1970-January 1971, Shogaku Ichinensei)
  • Sanshiro (三四郎)(September 12, 1970, Manga Sunday)
  • Captain Past (キャプテンパースト)(November 1970, SF Magazine)
  • Mao Dante (魔王ダンテ)(January 1 – June 1, 1971, Weekly Bokura Magazine)
  • Golgo 17·18·19 (ゴルゴ17·18·19)(January 10, 1971, Big Comic)
  • Yagyu no Sasurau Kuni Nite (野牛のさすらう国にて)(January 24·31, 1971, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Chakapoko (チャカぽこ)(February–September 1971, Shogakukan no Gakushu Zasshi series)
  • Susumu-chan Dai Shock (ススムちゃん大ショック)(March 7, 1971, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Hyakuen Bijin (百円美人, aka Hyakuen Byoin series - Hyakuen Bijin, 百円病院シリーズ 百円美人, 100 En Bijin, 100円美人)(April 1971, Monthly Shonen Magazine) The "Hyakuen Byojin" series was a collaboration effort with Tomodaka Iwasawa and Shinobu Kaze.
  • Africa no Chi (アフリカの血, Blood of Africa)(April 11, 1971, Weekly Shonen Magazine) Original work by Yasutaka Tsutsui.
  • Schalken Gahaku (シャルケン画伯, Schalken the Painter)(April 18, 1971, Weekly Shonen Magazine) Original work by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
  • Sanchome Ga Senso Desu (三丁目が戦争です)(April 20, 1971) Written by Yasutaka Tsutsui, published by Dōwa Ehon.
  • Kuzureru (くずれる)(April 25, 1971, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Resura-Man (れすらマン, れずらマン, Wrestler-Man)(June 28, 1971, Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • Yokufuka Zukin (よくふか頭巾)(July 7, 1971, Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • Yatai Oh (屋台王)(July 12, 1971, Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • Dai-Kamen (大仮面)(July 19, 1971, Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • Yakkora Sho (やっこらショ)(July 1971, COM)
  • Go Gag Tama-kun Tama-chan (豪ギャグ タマくんタマちゃん)(July 1971, Kibo no Tomo) Co-production with Tomotaka Iwasawa.
  • Zuba-Ban (ズバ蛮, Zuba The Barbarian)(July 4 – December 26, 1971, Weekly Shonen Sunday)
  • Nekketsu Dan (ネッけつ団)(August 2–16, 1971, Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • Enoshima Dodzilla (江の島ドジラ, alternatively Enoshima Dojira)(September 5, 1971, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Shiroi Sekai no Kaibutsu (白い世界の怪物)(December 19, 1971, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Omorai-kun (オモライくん)(January 1 – June 4, August 6, 1972, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Animal Kedaman (あにまるケダマン)(January 16 – October 22, 1972, Weekly Shonen Sunday)
  • Ganbare Supokon-kun (がんばれスポコンくん, Supokon-kun, スポコンくん)(January 16 – February 13, 1972, Weekly Shonen King)
  • Raijin Thunder (雷人サンダー)(May–July 1972, Tanoshii Yōchien)
  • Devilman (デビルマン)(June 11, 1972 – June 24, 1973, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Mazinger Z (マジンガーZ)(October 2, 1972 – August 13, 1973, Weekly Shonen Jump)Shōnen Jump serialization. Aside from Nagai's version, there is another version illustrated by Gosaku Ota.
  • Dollyman (ドリーマン)(February 18, 1973, Weekly Shonen Sunday)
  • Haijin Nijumencho (廃人二十面チョ, 廃人20面チョ)(March 12, 1973, Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • Gariben (ガリベン, Moretsu Gariben, もーれつガリベン, Moretsu Gariben-kun, もーれつガリベンくん)(April 22, 1973, Weekly Shonen Sunday)
  • Kiri no Tobira (霧の扉) (May 13, 1973, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Chottodakeyo! (ちょっとだけよ!)(June 3, 1973, Gekiga Gendai)
  • Shirayukihime (白雪姫)(June 4, 1973, Weekly Shonen Champion)
  • Renkonman (レンコンマン)(June 24, 1973, Weekly Shonen Sunday)
  • Violence Jack (バイオレンスジャック)(July 22 – December 23, 1973, January 13 – September 30, 1974, Weekly Shonen Magazine/January–October, December 1977-April, August–December 1978, Monthly Shonen Magazine/August 5, 1983 – March 12, 1990, Weekly Manga Goraku/November 1993, Tankōbon Kakioroshi/December 2001, Bessatsu Young Jump)
  • Dororon Enma-kun (ドロロンえん魔くん)(September 30, 1973 – March 31, 1974, Weekly Shonen Sunday) Aside from Nagai's version, there are at least six other variations published in several publications from Shogakukan no Gakushu Zasshi (小学館の学習雑誌) series. These are illustrated by Tadashi Makimura, Tsutomu Oyamada, Ken Ishikawa and Yoshimi Hamada.
  • Cutey Honey (キューティーハニー, Cutie Honey)(October 1, 1973 – April 1, 1974, Weekly Shonen Champion) Aside from Nagai's version, there are at least three other versions, illustrated by Ken Ishikawa, Yuu Okazaki and Masatoshi Nakajima. While the versions of Nagai and Ishikawa are considered Shōnen, the versions of Okazaki and Nakajima are Shōjo.
  • Mazinger Z (マジンガーZ)(October 1973-September 1974, TV Magazine) TV Magazine serialization
  • Akai Show Geki (赤いショーゲキ)(April 1974, Eiga Fan)
  • Getter Robo (ゲッターロボ)(April 7, 1974 – August 24, 1975, Weekly Shonen Sunday) Art by Ken Ishikawa. Besides the main version, there are two other versions published in the Shogakukan no Gakushu Zasshi (小学館の学習雑誌) series. These are illustrated by Ken Ishikawa and Gosaku Ota.
  • Mayonaka no Senshi (真夜中の戦士, Midnight Soldier)(April 22, 1974, Weekly Shonen Jump/September 11, 1981 – October 29, 1982, Shonen Magazine Special Issue)
  • Joshi Daisei (女子大生)(April 26, 1974, Weekly Sankei)
  • Donketsu Oh (ドンケツ王)(May 19, 1974, Weekly Shonen Sunday)
  • Kaiketsu Hirashain (快ケツ平社員)(June 21, 1974, Weekly Post)
  • Bakuratsu Kyoushitsu (バクラツ教室)(July 22 – August 5, 1974, Weekly Shonen Champion)
  • Ishashashan (イシャシャしゃん, イシャシャシャン, Ishasha Shan---, イシャシャン―――)(August 1974, Mondai Shōsetsu)
  • Oira Sukeban (おいら女蛮, Delinquent in Drag, Sukeban Boy)(August 4, 1974-March 9, March 30 – June 17, June 31 – October 19, November 9, 1975-January 18·25, 1976, Weekly Shonen Sunday)
  • Kekko Kamen (けっこう仮面)(September 1974, February, May, August, October, December 1975, February, April 1976-February 1978, Monthly Shonen Jump)
  • Great Mazinger (グレートマジンガー)(October 1974-October 1975, TV Magazine)
  • Iyahaya Nantomo (イヤハヤ南友)(November 3, 1974-March 9, March 30 – October 19, November 9, 1975 – May 23, 1976, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Daigaku Musekinin (ダイガク無籍人)(November 12, 1974 – September 2, 1975, Weekly Playboy)
  • Sheryakko Holmes (シャーヤッコホームズ, シャーヤッコ·ホームズ)(January 1975, February 1977, February–September 1979, Monthly Shonen Magazine/November 1975, For Life)
  • Shutendoji (手天童子, Jashin Senki, 邪神戦記, Princess Han Shutendoji, プリンセス版手天童子 )(February 1975, Princess)
  • Koko Mikaku Nin (コウコウ未確人)(April–June 1975, First Grade Course)
  • Hagehatsuki Keke Ippatsu (ハゲ髪鬼毛毛一発)(April 21, 1975, Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • Doki Doki Doshin! (ドキドキどしん!)(June 1, 1975, Margaret)
  • Ryoko Shonendan (リョコー少年団)(May 25, 1975 – September 25, 1977, Shonen King Original)
  • Janjaja~n Boss Borot Dai (ジャンジャジャ~ン ボスボロットだい)(July 1975-July 1976, TV Magazine) Credited as original work. Art by Tadashi Makimura.
  • Kotetsu Jeeg (鋼鉄ジーグ)(August 1975-June 1976, TV Magazine) Art by Tatsuya Yasuda.
  • Shinrei Tantei Occult Dan (心霊探偵オカルト団)(August 18, 1975 – May 24, 1976, Weekly Shonen King) Co-production with Hiroshi Koenji and Ken Ishikawa.
  • Uchu Enban Dai-Senso (宇宙円盤大戦争)(Summer 1975, Boken Ou Special Issue) Art by Yoshimitsu Shintaku.
  • Go-chan no Natsuyasumi (豪ちゃんの夏休み)(September 8, 1975, Weekly Shonen Action)
  • UFO Robot Grendizer (UFOロボグレンダイザー)(October 1975-March 1977, TV Magazine)
  • Jozoku Furo Tokage (女賊ふろとかげ) (March 29, 1976, Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • Viva! Joshi Puroresu (ビバ!女子プロレス, Viva! Women's Wrestling) (April 17, 1976, Weekly Playboy)
  • Konran Retto (混乱列島)(April 26 – September 13, 1976, Weekly Shōsetsu) Script by Yasutaka Tsutsui.
  • Change! Sabu (チェンジ!さぶ)(May 17 – July 12, 1976, Weekly Shonen Action)
  • Henchin Pokoider (へんちんポコイダー) (June, October 1976-January 1977, TV Magazine)
  • King Bomber (キングボンバ)(June 1976-July 1977, Terebi-kun)
  • Hamaguri Dosse~!! (ハマグリどっせ〜!!)(June 13, 1976 – June 4, 1978, Weekly Myōjō)
  • Sheryakko Holmes (シャーヤッコ·ホームズ)(Autumn 1976, For Life)
  • Aztecaser (アステカイザー)(July 1976-March 1977, Shōgaku San-nensei/August 1976-March 1977, Terebi-kun) Art by Ken Ishikawa.
  • Garla (ガルラ)(July 1976-February 1977, TV Magazine)
  • Dongara Sanjushi (どんがら三銃士)(July 1976-March 1977, Shōgaku San-nensei)
  • Onari- Borottono Dai (おなり~っ ボロッ殿だい)(August 1976-September 1977, TV Magazine) Credited as original work. Art by Tadashi Makimura.
  • Groizer X (グロイザーX)(September 1976- (?), Shōgaku San-nensei/August 1976-(?), Terebi-kun)
  • Shutendoji (手天童子)(September 5, 1976 – April 30, 1978, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Viva! Onna Tarzan (ビバ!女ターザン)(October 12, 1976, Weekly Playboy)
  • Ichimotsu-kun (いちもつ君, いちもつクン)(October 20, 1976 – March 3, 1977, Weekly Josei Jishin)
  • Kaiketsu Chikanmen! (快傑痴仮ン面!)(October 28, November 25, 1976, Play Comic)
  • Battle Hawk (バトルホーク)(November 1976-June 1977, Boken Ou) Art by Ken Ishikawa.
  • Burai The Kid (無頼·ザ·キッド)(January 10, 1977 – April 25, 1978, Manga-kun)
  • Hyoheki no Haha (氷壁の母)(January 1977, Shonen Jump Special Issue)
  • Denso-jin Baruber (電送人バルバー)(April–October 1977, TV Magazine)
  • Abashiri Ikka - Goemon Seijin (あばしり一家 ゴエモン星人)(April 14, 1977, Play Comic)
  • Osakan Kazoku (おさかん家族)(April 21, 1977 – April 13, 1978, Play Comic)
  • Harenchi Gakuen (ハレンチ学園) (May 1977, Monthly Shonen Jump)
  • Fantaji (ファンタじい)(May 2, 1977, Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • Go-chan no ara? Eh! Sassa~ (豪ちゃんのあら?えっ!さっさ〜)(July 1977-January 1978, Saint-Jacques)[disambiguation needed]
  • Ihin (遺品)(August 25, 1977, Josei 7)
  • Oni no Kubi Fuunroku (鬼の首風雲録)(July 1977-January 1978, Omoshiro Hanbun) Writing by Go Nagai, illustration by Entotsu Ono, parody of Uma no Kubi Fuunroku (馬の首風雲録) by Yasutaka Tsutsui.
  • Violence Car Hono no Taka (バイオレンスカー炎の鷹, aka Fire Falcon, Fire Hawk or simply Hono no Taka, 炎の鷹)(October 3, 1977-January 23rd・30th, 1978, Weekly Shonen King)
  • Choningen Arawaru (超人間現る, 超人間現わる, also Hyper Choningen Arawaru, ヒューパー 超人間現る)(December 1977, Manga Shonen)
  • Kikkai tai Omorai Kasu Togi Sekaiichi Ketteisen (キッカイ対オモライ カス闘技世界一決定戦)(January 1, 1978, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Viva! Star Wars (ビバ!スターウォーズ)(January 3, 1978, Weekly Playboy)
  • Garikyura Robocha Do Kin (ガリキュラろぼちゃード·キーン)(January 30・February 6, 1978, Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • Wakabaka-sama (若バカさま)(February 20 – July 13, 1978, Weekly Shonen King)
  • Kagami no Naka no Uchu (鏡の中の宇宙)(March 30, 1978, Go Nagai no Sekai)
  • Dai Sanji Chuka Taisen (第三時中華大戦)(March 1978, Monthly Shonen Jump)
  • Choman (超マン)(April 1978-March 1979, Monthly Shonen Jump)
  • Majokko Tickle (魔女っ子チックル) (April 1978-February 1979, Monthly Hitomi)Credited as original work. Art by Yuki Narumi. Two other versions exist, one drawn by Peko Natsumi and the other by Miko Arasu, both published by Shogakukan in the magazines Shogaku Ichinensei and Yochien respectively.
  • Ochikobore-kun (おちこぼれクン)(April 24, 1978, Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • Yoru ni Kita Oni (夜に来た鬼)(May 1978, Monthly Shonen Magazine)
  • Kuro no Shishi (黒の獅士, 黒の獅子, Black Lion)(May 28, 1978 – June 10, 1979, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Space Kishi (スペース騎士)(June 1978, Monthly Shonen Magazine)
  • Uchu Kaibutsuen (宇宙怪物園)(July 1978, Monthly Shonen Magazine)
  • Henki~n Tamaider (へんき〜んタマイダー)(August 10, 1978 – March 25, 1979, Manga-kun)
  • Supeope Chu Gaku (スペオペ宙学, Space Opera Chu Gaku)(August 10, September 10, 1978 – May 20, 1979, Weekly Shonen Sunday)
  • Majin Sensha Baldos (魔神戦車バルドス, 魔人戦車バルドス)(September 25, 1978, Weekly Shonen King)
  • Enma Jigoku (炎魔地獄, aka Enma Jigoku no Kan, 炎魔地獄の巻)(September 1978, Manga Shonen)
  • Toshi M1 (都市M1)(January 25, 1979, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Shin Devilman (新デビルマン, aka Neo Devilman, Devilman - Time Travellers, Devilman 2)(February 1979, Variety/May 25, 1979, Weekly Shonen Magazine) With a collaboration of Masaki Tsuji and two scenarios by Hiroshi Koenji. Published in the US simply as Devilman by Verotik in 1995.
  • Goemon Sensei (ゴエモン先生)(April 1979-July 1980, Monthly Shonen Jump)
  • Hanappe Bazooka (花平バズーカ)(June 7, 1979-January 7th・14th, 1982, Young Jump) Scenario by Kazuo Koike.
  • 00 Gakuen Spy Daisakusen (00学園スパイ大作戦)(March, June 1979-July 1981, Monthly Shonen Challenge)
  • Susano OH (凄ノ王)(July 22, 1979 – April 8, 1981, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Dokuro no Yakata (髑髏の館)(July 27 – September 26, 1979, Josei 7)
  • UFO Kara Kita Shōnen Mu (UFOから来た少年ムー)(August 1979-Spring 1980, Mu)[disambiguation needed] Co-production with Ken Ishikawa.
  • Iya~n Hanny (いや〜んハニー, いや〜んHANNY)(October 1979-May 1980, Monthly Playboy)
  • Schumann-fujin to Brahms Ai no Concerto (シューマン夫人とブラームス·愛のコンチェルト)(December 1979, Sound Recorder Pal) Work collaboration with Naoki Kamohara, data by Kouzou Asari.
  • Omoide no K-kun (思い出のK君, 思いでのK君)(December 1979, Shonen World)

1980s[edit]

  • Golumbo Tantei Sha (ゴロンボ探偵社)(January 24, 1980, Play Comic)
  • Devilman (デビルマン(新デビルマン))(January 25, September 15, 1980, Shonen Magazine Special Issue) A oneshot of Devilman with no title, considered part of Shin Devilman.
  • Goodbye Boy (グッバイ·ボーイ)(April 10, 1980, Shonen Magazine - Young Bessatsu)
  • Mushi (蟲)(April 15, 1980, Shonen Magazine Special Issue)
  • Haru Ichiban (青春(はる)一番, Seishun Ichiban, 青春一番)(June 1980, Shonen Magazine - Young Bessatsu/July 1980-May 1981, Young Magazine) Scenario by Hiroshi Koenji.
  • X Bomber (Xボンバー)(June–August 1980, Monthly Shonen Jump) Art by Naoki Kamohara.
  • Murder (マーダー)(September 1, 1980, Ryu) Theorically another previous version of Kuro no Shishi.
  • Aruhi Shōjo wa... (ある日少女は...)(November 1980, Monthly Manga Goraku) Scenario by Hiroshi Koenji.
  • Maboroshi Panty (まぼろしパンティ, Illusion Panty, The Legendary Panty Mask)(November 1980-May 1982, Monthly Shonen Jump) Scenario by Hiroshi Koenji.
  • Devilman (デビルマン(新デビルマン))(March 16, May 8, 1981, Shonen Magazine Special Issue)
  • Maho Ningyo Pendora (魔法にんぎょうペンドラ, 魔法人形ペンドラ)(April–August 1981, Yoiko)
  • Mild 7 (まいるど7)(May 1 – October 30, 1981, Weekly Shonen Champion)
  • Don! (July 10, 1981, Shonen Magazine Special Issue)
  • 00 Spy Shuntaro (00スパイ春太郎)(July 10, 1981 – January 22, 1982, Weekly Shonen Challenge) Co-production with Tatsuya Yasuda.
  • Bosogari (「族」狩り)(August 7, 1981, Weekly Manga Goraku)
  • Mayonaka no Senshi (真夜中の戦士)(September 11, 1981 – October 29, 1982, Shonen Magazine Special Issue)
  • Cinderella Kishi (シンデレラ騎士, Cinderella Knight)(October 9, 1981 – April 23, 1982, Weekly Margaret)
  • Ongaku Sogai Sare Ningen (音楽疎外され人間)(January 1982, Sound Recorder Pal)
  • Joshi Pro-Wres 2100 Nen (女子プロレス2100年)(February 1982, Just Comic)
  • Super Nyan (スーパーにゃん)(March, April, June 1982, Comic BonBon)
  • Tsubasa no Hito (翼の人, aka Human with Wings, Tsubasa no Hitobito, 翼の人々)(March 18 – July 22, 1982, Weekly Young Jump)
  • Haru no Ame (青春の雨, 青春(はる)の雨), Seishun no Ame)(April 26, 1982, Young Magazine Special Issue)
  • Tetsu Senshi Musashi (鉄戦士ムサシ, Iron Warrior Musashi)(April 1982-March 1983, Coro Coro Comic)
  • Boku no Norakuro (ぼくののらくろ, I am Norakuro) (May 1982, Maru)[disambiguation needed] A tribute to Suihō Tagawa's Norakuro.
  • Mugen Senshi (夢幻戦士)(June 1982, Monthly Action Hero)
  • Majuu Tairiku (魔獣大陸) (June 1982-January 1984, Yasei Jidai)
  • Toki Suberi Shōjo (時すべり少女) (Summer 1982, Short Short Land)
  • This is Daisuke (This is 大介)(August 11 – December 15, 1982, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Hana no Dokushin Chonga-man (花の独身チョンガーマン)(September 8, 1982, Young Magazine Special Issue - Business Jump)
  • Harenchi Gakuen docking Toilet Hakase (ハレンチ学園DOCKINGトイレット博士, aka Harenchi Gakuen vs Toilet Hakase, ハレンチ学園ドッキングトイレット博士, ハレンチ学園VSトイレット博士)(September 9, 1982, Weekly Young Jump)
  • Nagai Go no Vita Vita Vita Shi Sexualis (永井豪のヰタ·ヰタ·ヰタしいセクスアリス)(October 4, 1982, "Happy Wedding" pamphlet)
  • Mariko Wild (マリコ·ワイルド)(October 7, 1982, Weekly Young Jump) Scenario by Chiaki Kawamata.
  • Kaiketsu Fukei-san (快ケツ婦警さん, 怪ケツ婦警さん)(November 28, 1982, Weekly Manga Action)
  • Yume Shōjo Rei (夢少女レイ)(January 17, 1983, Young Magazine)
  • Iron Muscle (アイアンマッスル)(February 2 – November 30, 1983, Weekly Shonen Magazine)
  • Bokutachi Dotei Tai (ぼくたちドーテー隊)(March 7, 1983, Young Magazine)
  • Ore no Lolita (おれのロリータ)(April 5, 1983, Weekly Playboy)
  • Abu No Gakuen (アブNO学園)(April 18 – June 20, 1983, Young Magazine)
  • Tetsu no Shōjo JUN (鉄の処女JUN, aka Iron Virgin Jun)(May 15 – November 15, 1983, Big Comic Spirits)
  • Koi no Itami wa Chotokkyu (恋の痛みは超特急, 恋のいたみは超特急)(May 1983, Just Comic)
  • Oni (鬼[ONI])(June 1983, Epic Illustrated) This is a special oneshot for the US market published in Epic Illustrated #18 by Marvel Comics.
  • Psycho Armor Govarian (サイコアーマー ゴーバリアン)(August 1983, (?)) Credited as original work. Art by Tatsuo Yasuda
  • Choshojo UFO (超少女UFO)(October 1983-March 1984, Chū'ichi Jidai)
  • Chonoryoku Senshi Jenes (超能力戦士ジェネス, Psycho Armor Jenes, サイコ·アーマー·ジェネス)(October 1983, SF Adventure Special Issue/February–May 1984, SF Adventure) Co-production with Yasutaka Nagai.
  • Barabanba (バラバンバ)(October 13, 1983 – August 9, 1984, Sukora)
  • God Mazinger (ゴッドマジンガー, originally Mazin Densetsu 魔神伝説)(May 15, 1984, Tankōbon Egaki Oroshi)
  • Dodzilla Sensei (ドジラセンセー, ドジラーセンセー)(March 1984-August 1985, Shogaku San-nensei/September–October, 1984, Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic/October 1984-August 1985, Monthly CoroCoro Comic)
  • Harenchi Mama-san (ハレンチママさん)(January 7, 1985, Leed Comic)
  • Makai Suikoden no Tatari (魔界水滸伝のたたり)(May 1985, Yasei Jidai)
  • Pink no Green (ピンクのグリーン)(May 1985, Big Golf Comic)
  • Sensation (先セーション)(May 29, June 5, September 4, 1985, Weekly Manga Action)
  • Susano OH Densetsu Himiko (凄ノ王伝説火神子)(June 1985-March 1986, Variety)
  • Comic Yu Sei Sho (コミック郵性省)(September 1985, Yasei Jidai), scenario by Yasutaka Tsutsui.
  • Isoginchaku Summer (イソギンチャクサマー)(September 9, 1985, Heibon Punch)
  • Machine Gun Keiji Sabu (マシンガン刑事さぶ)(January 18 – May 19, 1986, Comic Woo)
  • Sono Go no Hige Godzilla (その後のヒゲゴジラ)(August 1986, AVIC)
  • Samurai Nippon (サムライ日本, aka Samurai Japan, サムライJΑPΑN, さむらいJΑPΑN)(August 25 – October 20, 1986, Big Comic Spirits)
  • Rambo Sensei (ランボーセンセー)(December 19, 1986 – March 27, 1987, Shōnen Takarajima)
  • Koppo Densetsu Yume Hissatsu Ken (骨法伝説夢必殺拳)(January–August 1987, Monthly Shonen Magazine)
  • Barabanba 2 (バラバンバ2)(April 14 – November 15, 1987, Comic Burger)
  • Shin Susano OH (新·凄ノ王)(July 14, 1987, COMIC Hunter)
  • 2100 Nen Uchu no Min (2100年宇宙の民)(1988, Gokura Comics) Special pamphlet for the Seibu department stores
  • Full Metal Lady (フルメタルレディ)(August 1988, February, April 1989, Bears Club)
  • Mazinger (December 1988, First Publishing), this is a special oneshot released specifically for the US market, in English and in full-colour by the now defunct company First Comics. Also known as Mazinger U.S.A. version or (incorrectly) Mazinwarrior.
  • Bubble Angel (バブルエンジェル)(January 3, 1989, Weekly Manga Sunday)
  • V (V(ブイ))(February 1989, Keibunsha) Original by Kenneth Johnson, art by Tatsuya Yasuda.
  • Jushin Liger (獣神ライガー)(March 1989-January 1990, Comic BomBom)
  • Susano OH Densetsu Yami no Majin Hen (凄ノ王伝説·闇の魔人編)(April 1989-April 1990, Yasei Jidai)
  • Susano OH Densetsu Gaiden (凄ノ王伝説外伝)(May–June 1989, Comic Comp)
  • Watashi no Deai Tai!! Riso no Tsuppari (私の出会いたい!!理想のツッパリ)(June 13, 1989, NEW Punch Zaurus)
  • Super Saiyuki (スーパー西遊記)(Summer 1989-Winter 1990, Comic GENKI)

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

  • Sengun (戦群)(2000-05-09) Original work by Eiji Yoshikawa.
  • Dororon Enbi-chan (どろろん艶靡ちゃん)(2000–12)
  • Salacia ~Waga Hakugin no Mermaid~ (サラーキア〜我が白銀のマーメイド〜)(2001–03)
  • Sharaku (帝都女記者伝 写·らく, Teito Jokishaden Sharaku) (2001-04-12)
  • Kenju Obasan (拳銃おばさん, original work by Jun Itoh)(2001–06)
  • Omorai-kun 2001 (オモライくん2001)(2001–07)
  • Cutie Honey, the legend of an angel (キューティーハニー 天女伝説, Cutie Honey: Tennyo Densetsu, Cutie Honey '21)(2001–08)
  • Mazinkaizer ~Shin Majin Densetsu~ (マジンカイザー〜新魔神伝説〜)(2001–09)
  • Violence Jack Sengoku Majinden (バイオレンスジャック戦国魔人伝, Violence Jack - Demons in a War-Torn Land)(2001–12)
  • Satan Claus (サタンクロース)(2002-02)
  • Mao Dante - Apocalypse (魔王ダンテ神略編, 魔王ダンテ現魔編, 魔王ダンテ魔道編, 魔王ダンテ神魔大戦編)(2002–03) The title is really Mao Dante, but in order to differentiate this remake from the original manga of 1971, it is added Apocalypse as d/visual does.
  • Gomaden Shutendoji (降魔伝 手天童子)(2002–10, released on 2002-08-19) Credited as original work, art by Masato Natsumoto.
  • Date Masamune (伊達政宗)(2002–12)
  • Kekko Kamen P (けっこう仮面P, Kekko Kamen Peach)(2003) Credited as original work. Scenario by Shigemitsu Harada, art by Seiju Minato
  • Bijo to Yaju (美女と野獣)(2003-02-15)
  • Kekko Kamen R (けっこう仮面R, art by Tatsuya Egawa)(2003-07-04)
  • Harenchi Golfer Jubei (ハレンチゴルファー十べえ)(2003-08-14)
  • Cutie Honey a Go Go! (キューティーハニー a Go Go!)(2003-11-28) Project by Hideaki Anno, art by Shimpei Itoh.
  • Devilman·Honey (デビルマン·ハニー)(2004-02)
  • Tenku no Inu (天空之狗)(2004-04)
  • Majin Oh Gallon (魔神王ガロン, The Devil King Gallon)(2004-05) Original work by Osamu Tezuka.
  • Dynamic Heroes (ダイナミックヒーローズ)(2004-06) Credited as original work, art by Kazuhiro Ochi. This manga is a web comic which was later compiled in tankōbon.
  • Cutie Honey Seed (キューティーハニーSEED)(2004-06-22) Credited as original work, art by Komugi Hoshino
  • Kochuten (娘中天)(2004-07-11, released on 2004-06-28)
  • Mazinger Angels (マジンガーエンジェル)(2004-08, released on 2004-06-26) Credited as original work, art by Akihiko Niina in cooperation with PLEX.
  • Occult Dan D3 (オカルト団D3)(2004-08, released on 2004-06-26) Credited as original work, art by Nori Ochazuke.
  • Hare * Aba Omoide 1 Koma (ハレ☆あば思い出1コマ)(2004-10, released on 2004-08-26)
  • Houjo Souun (北条早雲)(2005-02, released on 2004-12-21)
  • Shin Violence Jack (新バイオレンスジャック)(2005-05)
  • Black Jack ~Arashi no Yoru ni~ (ブラック·ジャック〜嵐の夜に〜, ブラック·ジャックALIVE-嵐の夜に, Black Jack ALIVE - Arashi no Yoru ni)(2005-05-20, released on 2005-04-12) Original work by Osamu Tezuka.
  • Tenku no Inu - Edo no Yami Hen (天空之狗 江戸の闇編)(2005-06-06)
  • Horror Takuhaibin (ホラー宅配便, Horror Express Delivery Service)(2005-07)
  • Kinshiro Burai Sakura (金四郎無頼桜)(2006-03, released on 2006-01-21)
  • Maeda Toshiie (前田利家)(2006-05, released on 2006-03-20)
  • Kikoushi Enma (鬼公子炎魔, Demon Prince Enma, 鬼公子炎魔 雷帝地獄変·序章, Kikoushi Enma - Raitei Jigokuhen Josho)(2006-05, released on 2006-03-25)
  • Wanda-kun (ワンだ君)(2007-01, released on 2006-12-15)
  • Harenchi Gakuen 2007 (ハレンチ学園2007)(2007-01-15) Credited as original work, scenario by Masayuki Kondo, art by Teruto Aruga.
  • Akakon Suzunosuke (赤褌鈴乃介)(2007-03, released on 2007-01-25)
  • Kingoro to Marilyn na Hibi (金五郎とマリリンな日々)(2007-03, released on 2007-01-25)
  • Nagai Go 40-nen no Kiseki (永井豪40年のキセキ)(2007-03, released on 2007-01-25)
  • Senjo no Robotto (戦場のロボっ人)(2007-03, released on 2007-01-25)
  • Sirène Tanjo Hen (シレーヌ誕生編)(2007-03, released on 2007-01-25)
  • Suiko (翠湖)(2007-03, released on 2007-01-25)
  • Yokai no Kao (妖怪の顔)(2007-03, released on 2007-01-25)
  • Harenchi Gakuen ~The Company~ (ハレンチ学園〜ザ·カンパニー〜, The Shameless School ~The company~)(2007-03-01) Credited as original work, art by Teruto Aruga.
  • Akuma Kishi (悪魔騎士, Devil Knight)(2007-03-23)
  • Tantei Jimusho H.G (探偵事務所H·G)(2007-07-03, released on 2007-06-19)
  • Satanikus ENMA Kerberos (SatanikusENMAケルベロス)(2007-08, released on 2007-06-26) Credited as original work, art by Eiji Toriyama.
  • Getter Robot Hien ~The Earth suicide~ (ゲッターロボ飛焔 〜THE EARTH SUICIDE〜)(2007-08-28) This manga is a web comic which is later compiled in tankōbon. Credited as original work along with Ken Ishikawa, art by Naoto Tsushima
  • Mazinger Angels Z (マジンガーエンジェルZ)(2008-02, released on 2007-12-26)
  • Satsujinsha (殺刃者, Satsu Jin Sha, さつじんしゃ)(2008-02, released on 2007-12-26) This is the prototype for Kuro no Shishi, published for the first time as part of the commemoration of Nagai's 40 years career.
  • Honey & Yukiko-hime: Cutie Heroine Daisakusen (ハニー&雪子姫 キューティーヒロイン大作戦)(2008-02-22) This is a mobile phone comic published weekly by Konami. Credited as original work, art by Kazuhiro Ochi
  • Kyoryu Teikoku kara Kita Shōjo (恐竜帝国から来た少女)(2008-03-24)
  • Watashi to Shōnen Sunday (私と少年サンデー)(2008-06-04, released on 2008-05-02)
  • Gisho Getter Robot Dash (偽書ゲッターロボDΑSH, Apocrypha Getter Robot Dash)(2008–09, released on 2008-07-26) Credited as original work along with Ken Ishikawa, art by Hideaki Nishikawa.
  • Manga Kaido Hitoritabi (マンガ街道一人旅)(2008)
  • Hono no Tora Shingen (炎の虎 信玄)(2008–12, released on 2008-10-27)
  • Shogun Ken: Ichi no Tachi (将軍剣 一の太刀)(2009-01, released on 2008-12-13)
  • Utamaro (ウタマロ)(2009-02, released on 2008-12-25)
  • Cutie Honey vs Abashiri Ikka (キューティーハニーVSあばしり一家)(2009-04-16)
  • Shin Mazinger Zero (真マジンガーZERO)(2009-06, released on 2009-04-18) Credited as original work, scenario by Yoshiaki Tabata, art by Yuki Yogo
  • Gisho Getter Robot Darkness (偽書ゲッターロボ ダークネス)(2009-05-01) Credited as original work along with Ken Ishikawa, art by Hideaki Nishikawa.
  • Reikai Door (霊界ドアー)(2009-06-05) This is a mobile phone comic published weekly by Sony Digital Entertainment Services.
  • Shin Mazinger Shogeki! H Hen (真マジンガー 衝撃!H編)(2009-08-19)
  • Mazinger Otome (マジンガー乙女)(2009-10-08) This is a mobile phone comic published by Media Factory. Credited as original work, art by Mikio Tachibana.

2010s[edit]

  • Mazinkaizer SKL Versus (マジンカイザーSKLヴァーサス)(2010-04-23) This is a mobile phone comic book published by Emotion Credited as original work, cartoon by Kazumi Hoshi
  • Shururun Yukiko Hime-chan feat. Dororon Enma-kun (シュルルン雪子姫ちゃん feat.ドロロンえん魔くん)(2010-10-04) Credited as original work, cartoon by Sae Amatsu
  • Devilman tai Getter Robot (デビルマン対ゲッターロボ)(2010-06, released on 2010-04-19)
  • Maou Dante tai Getter Robot G (魔王ダンテ対ゲッターロボG)(2011)
  • Geki-man! (激マン!)(2010-06-04, released on 2010-05-21)
  • Enma vs: Dororon Enma-kun Gaiden (炎魔VS ドロロンえん魔くん外伝)(2010-07-07) Credited as original work, cartoon by Masaki Segawa
  • Devilman G (デビルマンG)(2012-03-19) Credited as original work, cartoon by Rui Takato
  • Honey VS (ハニーVS) (2012) Credited as original work, cartoon by Masaki Segawa
  • Mazinger Z vs. Kekko Kamen (マジンガーvsけっこう仮面)(2012) Credited as original work, cartoon by Takeshi Okano
  • Sirene-chan (シレーヌちゃん)(2012)
  • Shin Mazinger Zero vs Ankoku Daishogun (真マジンガーZEROvs暗黒大将軍)(2012) Credited as original work, scenario by Yoshiaki Tabata, art by Yuki Yogo
  • Devilman vs Hades (デビルマン対闇の帝王)(2012) Credited as original work, cartoon by Team Moon
  • Dororo to Enma-kun (どろろとえん魔くん)(2013) Original work by Osamu Tezuka
  • Devilman Lady vs Cutey Honey (キューティーハニーvsデビルマンレディー)(2013)
  • Grendizer Giga (グレンダイザーギ)(2014)

Anime titles created or based in the works of Go Nagai[edit]

Tokusatsu/Live action created or based in the works of Go Nagai[edit]

Additionally, Nagai appears as an actor in the following productions:

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • Go Nagai (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan)