Popular harem comedy manga artist is running for parliament to protect freedom of expression

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

Creator of Love Hina transitions from otaku arts to national politics.

There’s no shortage of manga creators who produced only a single noteworthy series before fading away into obscurity, but Ken Akamatsu isn’t one of them. The artist had back-to-back hits with Love Hina and Negima, both hugely popular series that went on to have lengthy anime adaptations and made Akamatsu the reigning king of cute girl/romantic comedy series during their runs.

On Thursday, Akamatsu let his Twitter followers know about his next project. It’s not a manga, anime, or artbook, though. Instead, Akamatsu is planning to become

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