KEN AKAMATSU is the best-selling creator of Love Hina, one of the most popular manga series in America. It was selected by Kodansha for their prestigious "Manga of the Year" award. Love Hina has been converted into an anime series that is popular in both the United States and Japan. Akamatsu lives in Tokyo but recently traveled to the United States to attend a fan convention and meet U.S. fans of his work. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan.