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[[caption-width:240:Ken Akamatsu's hot wife. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Also, Ken Akamatsu]]]]

Creator of the ''Manga/AILoveYou'', ''LoveHina'', and ''MahouSenseiNegima'' manga series. Also served as the writer for ''Anime/{{Mao-chan}}'', and did the lesser-known series ''ItsudatteMySanta'' and ''HitoNatsuNoKidsGame''.

Known primarily for his full espousement of the {{moe}} aesthetic and [[HaremAnime loads of cute girls following the lead]], and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters enormous size of cast]]. While he did do earlier doujin work, try not to be confused with his assistant MAGI - who did several doujins under the circle name of Culittle - which are sometimes confused with Ken Akamatsu.

Has a hot wife who {{cosplay}}s, which some of his lead female characters (prominently, [[LoveHina Naru]]) are apparently inspired by.

More recently, he's been working on the [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-11/j-comi/purify-file-shared-manga-with-authorized-ads J-Comi]] project, working to make currently out-of-print manga available online at no charge, as well as finding ways to allow mangakas to actually make money off of fan translations, again at no cost to the reader.
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!!Tropes commonly associated with Ken Akamatsu:

* AuthorAppeal: Cosplay. And probably other forms of FanService, but the Cosplay is most prominent.
* AuthorAvatar: Keitaro may be this to him, seeing as Akamatsu usually draws himself like Keitaro.
* BarbieDollAnatomy
* BleachedUnderpants: Like many manga authors, he got his start writing RuleThirtyFour doujin. It should be noted, however, that a lot of doujins that are attributed to him were actually drawn by one of his assistants.
* ContinuityOverlap: Primarily between ''{{Negima}}'' and ''LoveHina'', but there are some overlaps with ''Manga/AILoveYou''. It's almost to the point of becoming TheVerse.
* CulturalCrossReference: Everything from ''StarWars'' to ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' to [[strike:Colonel]] Ku:Nel Sanders to SylvesterStallone.
* {{Determinator}}: Seriously, [[http://z4.invisionfree.com/aquastar/index.php?showtopic=6&st=29760 just read a few of his diary entries (translated)]] and tell us this guy ain't one himself.
* DoingItForTheArt: Akamatsu put enormous amount of effort into ''{{Negima}}'', making it a lot more detailed than it needs to be (see ShownTheirWork below).
** And then ''ended it in one swift stroke'' to prevent the rights to it from being taken from his control.
* {{Ecchi}}
* FanService
* GenreSavvy: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-11/j-comi/purify-file-shared-manga-with-authorized-ads Good god he is one in real life.]]
* GiveGeeksAChance: His marriage gave hope to nerds everywhere...
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: ''Especially'' ''{{Negima}}'', which ''starts'' with about 35 characters and builds from there. It has the distinction of being the first series on this wiki that broke its character page ''TWICE'' due to being so damn long, requiring a secondary page for the other main characters. And it ''still broke the page '''again'''''. Eventually, it was divided into '''7''' character pages.
* ReferenceOverdosed
* SceneryPorn
* ShoutOut: ''Tons''. Especially related to VideoGames.
* ShownTheirWork: Surprisingly good Latin, Ancient Greek, and ''[[SerialEscalation Sanskrit]]'' in ''{{Negima}}''. The {{Omake}} is also full of mythological references. ''Negima'' volumes' bonus sections also discuss how the laws of physics influences magic.
* TeasingCreator: Especially involving which caused ''{{Negima}}'' to have its own [[ShipTease/MahouSenseiNegima Ship Tease page]].
* TwinkleToesSamurai: The Shinmeiryuu.
* UnwantedHarem: ''LoveHina'' practically redefined the modern form of the UnwantedHarem, and is the genre Akamatsu is most commonly associated with. Even though his [[MahouSenseiNegima most recent series]] started out looking like one, it has been [[GenreShift moving in a different direction]] lately, as he wanted to try [[{{Shounen}} something different]].
* WhamLine: "''{{Negima}}'' will end in three chapters." Cue fans ''frothing at their mouths.''
** And now it ''has'' ended. What he's gonna do next is anyone's guess.
** And ''then'' you find out [[http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost.php?p=4062766&postcount=8408 his reasons for ending the manga way too quick.]]
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[[caption-width:240:Ken Akamatsu's hot wife. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Also, Ken Akamatsu]]]]

Creator of the ''Manga/AILoveYou'', ''LoveHina'', and ''MahouSenseiNegima'' manga series. Also served as the writer for ''Anime/{{Mao-chan}}'', and did the lesser-known series ''ItsudatteMySanta'' and ''HitoNatsuNoKidsGame''.

Known primarily for his full espousement of the {{moe}} aesthetic and [[HaremAnime loads of cute girls following the lead]], and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters enormous size of cast]]. While he did do earlier doujin work, try not to be confused with his assistant MAGI - who did several doujins under the circle name of Culittle - which are sometimes confused with Ken Akamatsu.

Has a hot wife who {{cosplay}}s, which some of his lead female characters (prominently, [[LoveHina Naru]]) are apparently inspired by.

More recently, he's been working on the [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-11/j-comi/purify-file-shared-manga-with-authorized-ads J-Comi]] project, working to make currently out-of-print manga available online at no charge, as well as finding ways to allow mangakas to actually make money off of fan translations, again at no cost to the reader.
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!!Tropes commonly associated with Ken Akamatsu:

* AuthorAppeal: Cosplay. And probably other forms of FanService, but the Cosplay is most prominent.
* AuthorAvatar: Keitaro may be this to him, seeing as Akamatsu usually draws himself like Keitaro.
* BarbieDollAnatomy
* BleachedUnderpants: Like many manga authors, he got his start writing RuleThirtyFour doujin. It should be noted, however, that a lot of doujins that are attributed to him were actually drawn by one of his assistants.
* ContinuityOverlap: Primarily between ''{{Negima}}'' and ''LoveHina'', but there are some overlaps with ''Manga/AILoveYou''. It's almost to the point of becoming TheVerse.
* CulturalCrossReference: Everything from ''StarWars'' to ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' to [[strike:Colonel]] Ku:Nel Sanders to SylvesterStallone.
* {{Determinator}}: Seriously, [[http://z4.invisionfree.com/aquastar/index.php?showtopic=6&st=29760 just read a few of his diary entries (translated)]] and tell us this guy ain't one himself.
* DoingItForTheArt: Akamatsu put enormous amount of effort into ''{{Negima}}'', making it a lot more detailed than it needs to be (see ShownTheirWork below).
** And then ''ended it in one swift stroke'' to prevent the rights to it from being taken from his control.
* {{Ecchi}}
* FanService
* GenreSavvy: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-11/j-comi/purify-file-shared-manga-with-authorized-ads Good god he is one in real life.]]
* GiveGeeksAChance: His marriage gave hope to nerds everywhere...
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: ''Especially'' ''{{Negima}}'', which ''starts'' with about 35 characters and builds from there. It has the distinction of being the first series on this wiki that broke its character page ''TWICE'' due to being so damn long, requiring a secondary page for the other main characters. And it ''still broke the page '''again'''''. Eventually, it was divided into '''7''' character pages.
* ReferenceOverdosed
* SceneryPorn
* ShoutOut: ''Tons''. Especially related to VideoGames.
* ShownTheirWork: Surprisingly good Latin, Ancient Greek, and ''[[SerialEscalation Sanskrit]]'' in ''{{Negima}}''. The {{Omake}} is also full of mythological references. ''Negima'' volumes' bonus sections also discuss how the laws of physics influences magic.
* TeasingCreator: Especially involving which caused ''{{Negima}}'' to have its own [[ShipTease/MahouSenseiNegima Ship Tease page]].
* TwinkleToesSamurai: The Shinmeiryuu.
* UnwantedHarem: ''LoveHina'' practically redefined the modern form of the UnwantedHarem, and is the genre Akamatsu is most commonly associated with. Even though his [[MahouSenseiNegima most recent series]] started out looking like one, it has been [[GenreShift moving in a different direction]] lately, as he wanted to try [[{{Shounen}} something different]].
* WhamLine: "''{{Negima}}'' will end in three chapters." Cue fans ''frothing at their mouths.''
** And now it ''has'' ended. What he's gonna do next is anyone's guess.
** And ''then'' you find out [[http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost.php?p=4062766&postcount=8408 his reasons for ending the manga way too quick.]]
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