Kōji Kumeta (久米田 康治 Kumeta Kōji , born on September 5, 1967 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa), is a Japanese gag manga artist. His most famous works are Go!! Southern Ice Hockey Club, Katte ni Kaizō and Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei. His other major works include √P Root Paradise, Sodatte Darling!! and The Sun's Soldier Poka Poka. The bulk of his work was published in Shōnen Sunday, until the abrupt cancellation of Katte ni Kaizō, which resulted in him transferring from Shogakukan to Kodansha.
Currently he is serializing Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei in Weekly Shōnen Magazine and Joshiraku in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine with Yasu as illustrator. The former series is his first work to be made into an anime. Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei was awarded the 31st Kodansha Manga Award in the shōnen category.
- Go!! Southern Ice Hockey Club (行け!!南国アイスホッケー部 Yuke!! Nangoku Ice Hockey-bu )
- √P Root Paradise (√P パラダイス)
- Sodatte Darling!! (育ってダーリン!!)
- The Sun's Soldier Poka Poka (太陽の戦士ポカポカ Taiyō no Senshi Poka Poka )
- Katte ni Kaizō (かってに改蔵)
- Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (さよなら絶望先生)
- Joshiraku (じょしらく), story
- Uchōten Kazoku (有頂天家族), original character design
- Kenjiro Hata
- Maeda-kun (also known as MAEDAX, MAEDAX G, MAEDAX Roman)
- Kōji Kumeta at Websunday.net's Back Stage (Japanese)
- Weekly Shōnen Magazine: Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei official site(Japanese)
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