Akio Chiba

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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 born in Shenyang, Manchukuo (now part Liaoning, China).[1] 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.[2]

Chiba committed suicide by hanging himself in his home on 13 September 1984. (at age 41) due to issues related to bipolar disorder.[1][3]


Listed chronologically.



  1. ^ a b c ちばあきお (in Japanese). Retrieved 19 June 2007. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b ちばあきお (in Japanese). Manga Jidai. Archived from the original on 1 July 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2007. 
  4. ^ 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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