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Akio Chiba (ちばあきお or 千葉 亜喜生 Chiba Akio?, January 29, 1943 – 1984-09-13) was a Japanese manga artist born in Shenyang, Liaoning, China (part of Manchuria).[1][2] 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]

Chiba committed suicide in late 1984 (at age 41) due to issues related to a bipolar disorder.[1][2][4]


Listed chronologically.

  • Kōsha Ura no Eleven (February 1971, Bessatsu Shōnen Jump, Shueisha)
  • Han-chan (September 1971, Bessatsu Shonen Jump)
  • Michikusa (January 1972, Bessatsu Shōnen Sunday)
  • Captain (26 volumes, 1972-1979, Bessatsu Shonen Jump, made into an anime series in 1980)
  • Play Ball (22 volumes, 1973-1978, Weekly Shonen Jump)
  • Fushigi Tōbo-kun (1982-1983, Weekly Shonen Jump, written by Tarō Nami)
  • Champ (April-November 1984, Weekly Shonen Jump, written by Tarō Nami)
    • This was his last work.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Akio CHIBA". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "ちばあきお" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  3. "小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "ちばあきお" (in Japanese). Manga Jidai. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  5. "ちばあきお" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 

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