Akio Chiba

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Akio Chiba
Born (1943-01-29)January 29, 1943
Shenyang, Manchukuo (present-day Liaoning, China)
Died September 13, 1984(1984-09-13) (aged 41)
Tokyo, Japan
Cause of death Suicide by hanging
Occupation Manga artist
Relatives Tetsuya Chiba (brother; born 1939)

Akio Chiba (ちばあきお or 千葉 亜喜生 Chiba Akio?, 29 January 1943 – 13 September 1984) was a Japanese manga artist.[1]

Early life[edit]

On 29 January 1943, Chiba was born in Shenyang, Manchukuo (now part Liaoning, China).[1] His father worked in a paper factory in China. Chiba had two brothers, Tetsuya Chiba and Shigeyuki Chiba.

At the end of the Sino-Japanese War, Chiba's family lived in the attic of a work-acquaintance of his father until they could find a way to get back to Japan. [2]

Career[edit]

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.[3]

Personal[edit]

On 13 September 1984, Chiba committed suicide by hanging himself in his home in Tokyo, Japan due to issues related to bipolar disorder. Chiba was 41 years old. [1][4]

Works[edit]

Listed chronologically.

Sources:[1][4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d ちばあきお (in Japanese). Retrieved 19 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Chiba Tetsuya". Retrieved 2006-08-28. 
  3. ^ 小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2007. 
  4. ^ a b ちばあきお (in Japanese). Manga Jidai. Archived from the original on 1 July 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2007. 
  5. ^ ちばあきお (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2007. 

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