Ken Akamatsu is a Japanese manga artist from Tokyo. After success with A.I. Love You from 1994-1997, he wrote Love Hina from 1998 to 2001. His longest work to date has been Magical Teacher Negima! from 2003 to 2012. In the 2022 Japanese House of Councillors election, Akamatsu won a seat in the national proportional representation block.