I read somewhere that Kazuki Nakashima writes manga, but I don't really believe that.

I mean, as shown in the ending credits for Sword Art Online, the man did the colour setting (read it and weep, but that's what it says).

I also know that he plays big roles in the making of the two animes Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill.

With that being said, I saw the guy as more of a anime type person than a writer of manga.

But, my thoughts aside, does Kazuki Nakashima really write manga, or is it not true?

And if it is true, please name a few of his works. I know I could just "Google it", but I'd rather you just answer my question, rather than question it.

  • "I know Kazuki Nakashima did the color setting for Sword Art Online" - did he? The fellow's a writer, not an artist...
    – senshin
    Sep 20, 2015 at 18:43
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    This question seems absurdly simple. To know other works done by a person, all you have to do is Google it. Sep 20, 2015 at 18:45
  • @senshin, that's what the ending credits for SAO say. Sep 20, 2015 at 19:36
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    And @Ero Sɘnnin, maybe so, but I'm not the first person to ask a question that Google can provide the answer to. So, maybe you could help instead of delivering a smart comment, m'kay? Sep 20, 2015 at 19:39

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He is a Japanese playwright, novelist and anime screenwriter. His work on anime mostly as writer. But according this interview he did write a manga before.

You mean the kind of action stories with bright, outgoing, handsome and cool heroes like in the youth mangas rather than stories full of darker emotions like grudges and pathos? Did you write mangas yourself?

I did. At university I was in the manga club, and when I got a job at the manga publishing company Futaba-sha (publisher of the Manga Action, also publishes numerous literary books) after university I took my original mangas to the job interview along with my persona vitae with the intention of being hired either as a manga artist or an editor.

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