January 29, 1943|
Shenyang, Manchukuo (present-day Liaoning, China)
September 13, 1984 (aged 41)|
|Cause of death||Suicide by hanging|
|Relatives||Tetsuya Chiba (brother; born 1939)|
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. 
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.
- Kōsha Ura no Eleven (February 1971, Bessatsu Shōnen Jump, Shueisha)
- Han-chan (September 1971, Bessatsu Shōnen Jump)
- Michikusa (January 1972, Bessatsu Shōnen Sunday)
- Captain (26 volumes, 1972–1979, Bessatsu Shōnen Jump, made into an anime series in 1980)
- Play Ball (22 volumes, 1973–1978, Weekly Shōnen Jump)
- Fushigi Tōbo-kun (1982–1983, Weekly Shōnen Jump, written by Tarō Nami)
- Champ (April–November 1984, Weekly Shōnen Jump, written by Tarō Nami)
- This was his last work.
- ちばあきお (in Japanese). Retrieved 19 June 2007.
- "Chiba Tetsuya". Retrieved 2006-08-28.
- 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.
- ちばあきお (in Japanese). Manga Jidai. Archived from the original on 1 July 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2007.
- ちばあきお (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2007.