Gô Nagai

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Wajima City, Ishikawa-ken, Japan
Being influenced by the works of manga (Japanese comic-book) pioneer Osamu Tezuka, Go Nagai aspired to be a manga artist himself. After graduating from high school, he became an assistant for manga writer/artist Shôtarô Ishinomori, and then made his debut with the comic-book "Meakashi Pori Kichi" (published in the November 1967 issue of Bokura Magazine). His turning point came in 1968, with the controversial comic-book "Harenchi Gakuen" ("Shameless High School"), which not only became a huge success, but singlehandedly revolutionized the manga industry. Read more...