Akiko is an American comic book series written and drawn by Mark Crilley and published by Sirius Entertainment. The comics have spawned a series of children's novels from Random House.
The story has been described as a cross between The Wizard of Oz and Star Wars, centering on the adventures of Akiko, a Japanese American girl, on and around the planet Smoo accompanied by extraterrestrials Mr. Beeba, Spuckler, Gax, and Poog.
Akiko was created while Crilley was teaching English in Japan in December 1992. It was inspired by Japanese anime and manga and classic American comics such as Little Nemo and Calvin and Hobbes. Upon publication in the US it did not become mainstream, but gained an audience nonetheless. Crilley describes his work as safe for children but written for adults.
Akiko has been nominated in the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards over a dozen times since 1995. In 1998, Mark Crilley and Akiko were nominated for Best Serialized Story, Best Continuing Series, Best Title for Younger Readers, and Best Cover Artist.
Akiko can refer to:
- Akiko (anime), a hentai anime
- Akiko (comic book), an American comic book
- Akiko (film), a 1961 comedy film
- Akiko (Amiga), a custom chip used in the Amiga CD32 games console
- Akiko (given name), a common Japanese female given name
- Akiko Yosano, (1878-1942) Japanese author and poet
- Empress Shōshi, Empress of Japan, who was also known as Akiko
- Princess Akiko of Mikasa (b. 1981), member of the Imperial House of Japan.
is a two episode hentai OVA. It was made by Triple X Studios and released first in Japan in July 1996. The American version of Akiko was released in August 2003 by Soft Cel Pictures.
Akiko is a 1961 Italian comedy film written and directed by Luigi Filippo D'Amico.