Today Japan held the election for the House of Councillors of the National Diet, and common mangaka Ken Akamatsu managed to win a seat.
Today Japan held the election for the House of Councillors, the higher home of the National Diet, and common mangaka Ken Akamatsu managed to win a seat.
Akamatsu-sensei, who debuted as an expert mangaka all the best way again in 1993 with Hito Natsu no Kids Game, is generally identified for Love Hina, the romantic comedy serialized on Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine between 1998 and 2001, which sparked an anime sequence, a number of OVAs, mild novels, and even video video games.
In at present’s election, he ran with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party following a marketing campaign largely centered on defending creators’ freedom of expression, creative freedom from censorship and undue exterior influences.
Akamatsu-sensei is the primary manga artist elected to the Japanese National Diet and introduced his victory on Twitter, mentioning that he’ll work onerous to fulfill his guarantees not to betray his voters.
He ran for the election inside the nationwide proportional illustration block, which is a nationwide district that elects 50 members per election by single non-transferable vote.
In a blog post printed simply earlier than the election, Akamatsu-sensei talked about that he has been drawing manga for 28 years, and at instances he acquired feedback like “Ken Akamatsu’s manga saved my heart,” which have been an important motivating power for him.
As a matter of truth, he himself was supported by many manga since he was a baby. Anime helped him when he was having a tough time throughout exams, and video video games helped him when he was combating work.
Akamatsu-sensei continued by mentioning that he really believes that it’s as a result of of manga, anime, and video video games that he has managed to make it this far.
He is certain that many have had the identical expertise not less than as soon as, and when persons are unhappy or struggling the work of many creators has the ability to assist them.
He is now decided to pursue the next two factors:
- Defending freedom of expression with all his would possibly.
- Standing by and supporting those that undergo from disappointment, ache, anxiousness, loneliness, and isolation.