Gou Nagai

永井豪, Go Nagai, Kiyoshi Nagai (永井潔)
Birth:Sep 6, 1945
Years active:1967-Present
Kiyoshi Nagai better known by the pen name Gou Nagai 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 Honeyhttps://anilist.co/manga/86168/CuteyHoney/ Devilmanhttps://anilist.co/manga/31474/Devilman/ and Mazinger Zhttps://anilist.co/manga/38773/MazingerZ/. 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 postapocalyptic genre with Violence Jackhttps://anilist.co/manga/31442/ViolenceJack/ and the ecchi genre with Harenchi Gakuenhttps://anilist.co/manga/42808/HarenchiGakuen/. In 2005 he became a Character Design professor at the Osaka University of Arts. He has been a member of the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes nominating committee since 2009.