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Kia Asamiya

Manga Artist

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Kia Asamiya has been involved in print and visual media for almost three decades. He made his manga debut with the series Shin Seiki Vagrants in 1986, and then went on to work on Silent Möbius and Martian Successor Nadesico, both which were marketed into numerous media types. During the earlier parts of his career, Kia Asamiya used his real name, Michitaka Kikuchi, while he worked on anime titles such as Sonic Soldier Borgman and Project A-ko. After shifting his focus to becoming a manga artist, Kikuchi switched to the pen name Kia Asamiya, while still maintaining a separate career as Kikuchi.

As a manga artist, Kia Asamiya has a large number of works in both American comics and Japanese manga. Asamiya's work includes Corrector Yui, Möbius Klein, Junk - Record of Last Hero and the manga adaptation of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Asamiya's contribution to American comics allowed him to work on some of his favorite franchises including Batman, Hellboy and Uncanny X-Men. He is continuing the series Kanojo no Carrera and Himegami Gadget on FLEX COMICS, as well as the monster design for the TV series Kamen Rider Fourze.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Anime Expo 1993 - July 2-4 in Oakland, CA
   Animazement 2000 - March 10-12 in Raleigh, NC
   Anime Central 2001 - May 11-13 in Arlington Heights, IL
   Anime Expo 2001 - July 5-8 in Long Beach, CA
   Canadian National Comic Book Expo 2002 - August 23-25 in Toronto, ON
   AnimeNEXT 2002 - October 11-13 in Secaucus, NJ
   Anime Reactor 2003 - October 24-26 in Rosemont, IL
   AnimeIowa 2004 - September 17-19 in Des Moines, IA
   FanimeCon 2012 - May 25-28 in San Jose, CA
   Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show 2015 - October 3-4 in Paris, France

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