Go Nagai

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Kiyoshi Nagai (永井潔, Nagai Kiyoshi, born September 6, 1945), better known by the pen name Go Nagai (永井 豪, Nagai Gō), is a Japanese manga artist and a prolific author of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and erotica. He made his professional debut in 1967 with Meakashi Polikichi, but is best known for creating popular 1970s manga and anime series such as Cutie Honey, Devilman, and Mazinger Z. He is credited with creating the super robot genre; designing the first mecha robots piloted by a user from within a cockpit with Mazinger Z; as well as helping pioneer the magical girl genre with Cutie Honey; the post-apocalyptic manga/anime genre with Violence Jack; and the ecchi genre with Harenchi Gakuen. In 2005, he became a Character Design professor at the Osaka University of Arts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Go Nagai has received more than 1,038,588 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Go Nagai is the 27th most popular comic artist (down from 19th in 2019), the 313th most popular biography from Japan (down from 230th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Japanese Comic Artist.

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  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.43

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Go Nagai has had the most page views in the with 281,431 views, followed by English (142,827), and Italian (57,677). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tagalog (59.39%), Indonesian (53.15%), and Portuguese (41.76%)


Among comic artists, Go Nagai ranks 27 out of 226Before him are Eiichiro Oda, Milo Manara, Georges Wolinski, Kentaro Miura, Naoki Urasawa, and Alan Moore. After him are Quino, Steve Ditko, Don Rosa, André Franquin, Cabu, and Yoshihiro Togashi.

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Among people born in 1945, Go Nagai ranks 94Before him are Bubba Smith, Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, Massimo Moratti, Phil Jackson, Debbie Harry, and Tammam Salam. After him are Momčilo Krajišnik, Jeremy Rifkin, Christoph Schönborn, Anatoly Fomenko, Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, and Birendra of Nepal.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Go Nagai ranks 313 out of 6,245Before him are Ikkyū (1394), Nobuyoshi Araki (1940), Saitō Hajime (1844), Takahito, Prince Mikasa (1915), Emperor Fushimi (1265), and Waichiro Omura (1933). After him are Jiroemon Kimura (1897), Emperor Seiwa (850), Masayoshi Son (1957), Otoya Yamaguchi (1943), Mitsuo Fuchida (1902), and Tokugawa Iemochi (1846).


Among comic artists born in Japan, Go Nagai ranks 9Before him are Leiji Matsumoto (1938), Tsugumi Ohba (1950), Rumiko Takahashi (1957), Eiichiro Oda (1975), Kentaro Miura (1966), and Naoki Urasawa (1960). After him are Yoshihiro Togashi (1966), Hirohiko Araki (1960), Katsuhiro Otomo (1954), Shigeru Mizuki (1922), Shotaro Ishinomori (1938), and Gosho Aoyama (1963).