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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 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 900,199 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Go Nagai is the 19th most popular comic artist (up from 28th in 2019), the 232nd most popular biography from Japan (up from 356th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Japanese Comic Artist.

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  • 59.87

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  • 20

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  • 2.11

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Among comic artists, Go Nagai ranks 19 out of 174Before him are Zdeněk Miler, Jack Kirby, Bob Kane, Morris, Tsugumi Ohba, and Rumiko Takahashi. After him are Steve Ditko, André Franquin, Quino, Leiji Matsumoto, Milo Manara, and Alan Moore.

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Among people born in 1945, Go Nagai ranks 74Before him are Ken Hensley, Moncef Marzouki, Bette Midler, Douglas Osheroff, Haris Silajdžić, and Patch Adams. After him are Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Debbie Harry, George Smoot, Igor Ivanov, Dean Koontz, and James Avery.

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Among people born in Japan, Go Nagai ranks 232 out of 6,048Before him are Ōkubo Toshimichi (1830), Leo Esaki (1925), Emperor Seinei (444), Shunichi Kumai (1910), Shunroku Hata (1879), and Nogi Maresuke (1849). After him are Hiroshi Yamauchi (1927), Issey Miyake (1938), Emperor Shōkō (1401), Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni (1887), Osamu Shimomura (1928), and Fumihito, Prince Akishino (1965).


Among comic artists born in Japan, Go Nagai ranks 5Before him are Osamu Tezuka (1928), Akira Toriyama (1955), Tsugumi Ohba (1950), and Rumiko Takahashi (1957). After him are Leiji Matsumoto (1938), Hirohiko Araki (1960), Masashi Kishimoto (1974), Katsuhiro Otomo (1954), Eiichiro Oda (1975), Kentaro Miura (1966), and Yoshihiro Togashi (1966).