Takeshi Konomi (許斐剛 Konomi Takeshi?, born June 26, 1970) is a Japanese mangaka. He owns a cat named Kahluamilk whom he uses to assist him in drawing "Karupin", a character in his The Prince of Tennis. He has said that bathing inspires him to think of new ideas for manga.
Every year the Japanese National Tax Administration Agency releases a list of the highest income tax payers for entertainers in Japan. The higher someone's income tax, the higher their actual presumed earnings; however it is possible for a person to have paid more taxes than another person who made more money. Takeshi Konomi placed number nine on this list in 2002. 
- The Prince of Tennis, a manga about tennis and at one time the most popular sports manga in Japan (July 1999 – March 2008)
- The New Prince of Tennis, a continuation of The Prince of Tennis where Ryoma returns to Japan (March 2009 – present)
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