Osamu Akimoto

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Osamu Akimoto (秋本 治 Akimoto Osamu?) is a Japanese manga artist born on December 11, 1952 in Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan. He is best known for his long-running series Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo, which has been continuously published in Weekly Shonen Jump since 1976. Currently running over 1800 chapters, it is the longest-running manga series in history, and as of volume 183 the series has sold over 135 million copies.[1] He debuted with Kochikame under the pen name of "Tatsuhiko Yamadome" in 1976. He changed his name to Osamu Akimoto in 1978 after Kochikame reached its 100th manga episode.

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  1. ^ http://comipress.com/article/2007/05/06/1923