Go Nagai

1945 - Today

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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 and for designing the first mecha robots piloted by a user from within a cockpit with Mazinger Z, and for pioneering 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 715,388 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Go Nagai is the 28th most popular comic artist (up from 31st in 2019), the 356th most popular biography from Japan (up from 440th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Japanese Comic Artist.

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Among comic artists, Go Nagai ranks 28 out of 174Before him are Leiji Matsumoto, Will Eisner, Quino, Milo Manara, André Franquin, and Don Rosa. After him are Winsor McCay, Jean-Jacques Sempé, Masashi Kishimoto, Guillermo Mordillo, Bill Finger, and Juan Giménez.

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Among people born in 1945, Go Nagai ranks 88Before him are Maud Adams, Dennis Rader, Haris Silajdžić, Patch Adams, Türkan Şoray, and Lee Jong-wook. After him are Moncef Marzouki, Tammam Salam, Ken Hensley, Wim Suurbier, Joël Robuchon, and George Miller.

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Among people born in Japan, Go Nagai ranks 356 out of 5,560Before him are Kenzō Takada (1939), Takashi Mizuno (1931), Kakuei Tanaka (1918), Oichi (1547), Kōki Hirota (1878), and Emperor Shōmu (701). After him are Tomiichi Murayama (1924), Fukusaburo Harada (null), Yoshitoshi (1839), Emperor Yūryaku (418), Ashikaga Yoshiteru (1536), and Takeshi Inoue (1928).


Among comic artists born in Japan, Go Nagai ranks 6Before him are Osamu Tezuka (1928), Akira Toriyama (1955), Tsugumi Ohba (1950), Rumiko Takahashi (1957), and Leiji Matsumoto (1938). After him are Masashi Kishimoto (1974), Eiichiro Oda (1975), Monkey Punch (1937), Shotaro Ishinomori (1938), Yoshihiro Togashi (1966), and Katsuhiro Otomo (1954).