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    Kia Asamiya - '麻宮騎亜'
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Bio:
Kia Asamiya is the pen-name of a popular Japanese manga artist Michitaka Kikuchi whose work spans multiple genres and appeals to diverse audiences.

He is well-known for using influences from American comics, television, and movies in his work, and describes himself as a big fan of both Batman and Star Wars. One of the most widely-published Japanese mangaka, nearly all of his stories have been translated into other languages, including English. His two most successful and popular manga series to-date are Martian Successor Nadesico and Silent Möbius.

Prior to becoming a manga artist, Asamiya graduated from the Tokyo Designer School, and then worked as a character designer for a number of anime series, and even designed models for some of the later Godzilla movies (1980s). For this career, he used a different pen-name, Michitaka Kikuchi and maintained the two professional identities separately for many years. Several of the anime series that he worked on were very popular both inside and outside of Japan, most notably including Sonic Soldier Borgman and Project A-ko. Even after focusing primarily on his manga career, Asamiya continued to do character designs and creative consultation on anime series based on his stories, occasionally under the Kikuchi name.

In the early 2000s, Asamiya has shifted his focus from teenage and young-adult stories to stories designed for children and for an American audience. In the former case, he credits his young children as a motivation, but in the latter case, he points to a long-standing desire to work with his favorite American characters. To that end, he has worked on projects with Image Comics, Marvel Comics, and DC Comics, as well as developing a manga adaptation of the movie, "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace".

While many Japanese artists (and artists in general) are quite reclusive, Asamiya often makes an effort to be available to his fans. He maintains a website with news and information about his studio, Studio TRON (named after the Disney movie TRON). He also aids and assists his Official Fan Club by sending them regular announcements and limited-edition merchandise. Despite these actions, he shunned all public photography, and had the often-hilarious habit of depicting himself with a placeholder sign for a face. It has become a trademark feature of his books that instead of a picture of the artist, there is an elaborately decorated rectangle sporting the words "Now Printing".

Date of Birth: January 28, 1963
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

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Writer:
Animerica Extra (1998)
Batman: Child Of Dreams (2000)
Batman: Child of Dreams (2003)
Dark Angel (1999)
Dark Angel (GNs) (2000)
Dark Angel: Phoenix Resurrection (2000)
Gunhed (1990)
Hellboy: Weird Tales (2003)
Mobius Klein: Silent Mobius Side Zero (2001)
Nadesico (1999)
Nadiesco (1999)
Silent Mobius (1991)
Silent Mobius Part 2 (1991)
Silent Mobius Part 3 (1992)
Silent Mobius Part 4 (1993)
Silent Mobius Part Four (1993)
Silent Mobius: Catastrophe (2000)
Silent Mobius: Hell (2002)
Silent Mobius: Into the Labyrinth (1999)
Silent Mobius: Karma (1999)
Silent Mobius: Advent (2001)
Silent Mobius: Blood (2002)
Silent Mobius: Complete Edition (2009)
Silent Mobius: Love and Chaos (2000)
Silent Mobius: Turnabout (2002)
Star Wars Tales (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace - Manga (1999)
Steam Detectives (1999)

Penciller:
Animerica Extra (1998)
Batman: Child Of Dreams (2000)
Batman: Child of Dreams (2003)
Dark Angel (1999)
Dark Angel (GNs) (2000)
Dark Angel: Phoenix Resurrection (2000)
Gunhed (1990)
Hellboy: Weird Tales (2003)
The Incredible Hulk (2000)
Marvel Double Shot (2003)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2002)
Nadesico (1999)
Nadiesco (1999)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Silent Mobius (1991)
Silent Mobius Part 2 (1991)
Silent Mobius Part 3 (1992)
Silent Mobius Part 4 (1993)
Silent Mobius Part Four (1993)
Silent Mobius: Catastrophe (2000)
Silent Mobius: Hell (2002)
Silent Mobius: Into the Labyrinth (1999)
Silent Mobius: Karma (1999)
Silent Mobius: Advent (2001)
Silent Mobius: Blood (2002)
Silent Mobius: Love and Chaos (2000)
Silent Mobius: Turnabout (2002)
Star Wars Tales (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace - Manga (1999)
Steam Detectives (1999)
The Uncanny Dave Cockrum... A Tribute (2004)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
Wizard's PosterMania! (1996)
X-Men (2001)

Inker:
Batman: Child Of Dreams (2000)
Batman: Child of Dreams (2003)
Dark Angel: Phoenix Resurrection (2000)
Gunhed (1990)
Hellboy: Weird Tales (2003)
The Incredible Hulk (2000)
Marvel Double Shot (2003)
Silent Mobius (1991)
Silent Mobius Part 2 (1991)
Silent Mobius Part 3 (1992)
Silent Mobius Part Four (1993)
Silent Mobius: Catastrophe (2000)
Silent Mobius: Hell (2002)
Silent Mobius: Into the Labyrinth (1999)
Silent Mobius: Karma (1999)
Star Wars Tales (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace - Manga (1999)
Steam Detectives (1999)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
X-Men (2001)

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Batman: Child Of Dreams (2000)
Batman: Child of Dreams (2003)
Captain Marvel (2002)
Dark Angel (GNs) (2000)
Dark Angel: Phoenix Resurrection (2000)
Fantastic Four (1998)
Gunhed (1990)
The Invincible Iron Man DVD-ROM (2007)
Iron Man (1998)
Nadesico (1999)
Nadiesco (1999)
Silent Mobius (1991)
Silent Mobius Part 2 (1991)
Silent Mobius Part 3 (1992)
Silent Mobius Part 4 (1993)
Silent Mobius: Catastrophe (2000)
Silent Mobius: Hell (2002)
Silent Mobius: Into the Labyrinth (1999)
Silent Mobius: Karma (1999)
Silent Mobius: Advent (2001)
Silent Mobius: Blood (2002)
Silent Mobius: Love and Chaos (2000)
Silent Mobius: Turnabout (2002)
Star Wars Manga (2006)
Star Wars Tales (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace - Manga (1999)
Steam Detectives (1999)
The Titans (1999)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
X-Men: Evolution (2002)



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