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The official site of Gangan Joker magazine announced that the author of Inu x Boku SS, Cocoa Fujiwara, died on March 31 at the age of 31. The cause of death was not revealed.

Her debut was a work titled Calling, which she made when she was only fifteen. She chose not to go to high school so that she could draw manga. Fujiwara was a big fan of RPGs such as Final Fantasy, which was quite evident in her works.

Fujiwara's most recent manga, Katsute Mahou Shoujo to Aku wa Tekitai shite Ita., is currently being serialized in the magazine, and the last chapter was published on March 20 in the April 2015 issue. Plans for the manga's tankoubon release, as well as unpublished materials, will be announced later. Katsute Mahou Shoujo to Aku wa Tekitai shite Ita. recently tied for 19th place in the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2015 rankings.

Source: Comic Natalie


Update April 10
The editors of the magazine revealed that an illness was the cause of death.

Source: Oricon via Yahoo! News
Modified by myanimelistllc, Feb 11, 2016 11:17 PM

 
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Apr 7, 2015 11:50 PM

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Rest in peace, sensei!

 
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Apr 7, 2015 11:53 PM

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RIP
 
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Apr 7, 2015 11:56 PM

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RIP

I just read a new chapter of Inu x Boku SS earlier today too. So young :/
 
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another one she was a very nice young lady i met her a few times in the patten of my work interviews and such for at the time over ten year pro she was very humble not like from what iv heard other manga ka over ten years pro are
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Apr 7, 2015 11:57 PM

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Wow so young... Rest in peace.
 
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Apr 7, 2015 11:58 PM

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So sad, RIP :(
 
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Apr 8, 2015 12:00 AM

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Ouch, and so young as well. RIP.
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Apr 8, 2015 12:05 AM
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This is very sad news especially for someone so young and talented.

RIP.
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Apr 8, 2015 12:07 AM

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May you rest in peace, sweet princess.
Thanks for your hard works.
 
Apr 8, 2015 12:13 AM

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Always very sad to hear about people passing away so soon.
 
Apr 8, 2015 12:15 AM

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Oh my god..

She dies at the Age of 31? She's so young :((

RIP Fujiwara-sensei!
 
Apr 8, 2015 12:16 AM

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Respect
 
Apr 8, 2015 12:19 AM

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Damn, she was so young... Sad news. Rest in Peace.
 
Apr 8, 2015 12:21 AM
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This is quite sudden. May she rest in peace.

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Apr 8, 2015 12:24 AM

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A pioneer for creating the first ever tsunshun in anime history which was done well with that of Riricho. Truly a sad day. I kind of teared up about learning about this. Whenever someone dies young, and someone extremely creative like that and one who started her career at such a young age, it makes me feel unsettled.

Condolences to all of her loved ones. I'm sure she meant a lot to them. Rest in peace and enjoy yourself up in heaven, Fujiwara.
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Apr 8, 2015 12:33 AM

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That was sad news. RIP. :( Loved her works.
 
Apr 8, 2015 12:41 AM

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NUUUUU

No more hope for Inu x Boku SS S2 ;____;

RIP sensei
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RIP Sensei :(
 
Apr 8, 2015 12:49 AM
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That's so sad, such a young age and all...
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Apr 8, 2015 1:04 AM

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Sad to hear it, Inu x Boku SS was pretty enjoyable.
 
Apr 8, 2015 1:13 AM

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Oh no and only 31 too.
Thank you for Roromiya.

(The post three above mine is sickening btw.)
 
Apr 8, 2015 1:19 AM

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She was way too young.
RIP
 
Apr 8, 2015 1:22 AM

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I've never read any of her stuff but it's still really sad that a mangaka died :( at such a young age too. Rest in peace sensei :(
 
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R.I.P.
 
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RIP sensei.
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Apr 8, 2015 1:29 AM

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RIP.
31 years old. So young...
 
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I am shocked and sad... I really liked her Dear and Watashi no Ookami-san... Also her Inu x Boku SS (I only watched anime of that) was very nice as well. Her new manga looked interesting too, but we will never be able to get more of it. She wasn't that old either. Really, life is unpredictable...

R.I.P, may you find a place in heaven.
 
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Most probably fake. Just like those artists. Before they die, their artworks pretty much rubbish; but after passed away, their artworks value skyrocket.

I think it is some sort of business strategic to fake her death in order to make her works value higher.

I mean we don't even know how she looks like at all.

What a f*cked up thing to say.
 
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aLotQuestion said:
Most probably fake. Just like those artists. Before they die, their artworks pretty much rubbish; but after passed away, their artworks value skyrocket.

I think it is some sort of business strategic to fake her death in order to make her works value higher.

I mean we don't even know how she looks like at all.


Go troll somewhere else

Anyway, R.I.P Cocoa. 31 is so young, my condolences to her family.
 
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Well this sucks, she was so young.I enjoyed Inu x Boku SS anime, and first few chapters of Katsute Mahou Shoujo were a really fun read imo so i was kinda looking forward to future chapters.
Anyway, hopefully she's in a better place now.
 
Apr 8, 2015 2:07 AM
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RIP Cocoa
 
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aLotQuestion said:
Most probably fake. Just like those artists. Before they die, their artworks pretty much rubbish; but after passed away, their artworks value skyrocket.

I think it is some sort of business strategic to fake her death in order to make her works value higher.

I mean we don't even know how she looks like at all.


Pretty sure you'll fit in with that attitude of yours.
"If you died, would anyone care? Would they really care? Maybe, they'd cry for a day. But, let's be honest no one would give a shit. They wouldn't. The few people that would feel obligated to go to your funeral would probably be annoyed and leave as early as possible. That's who you are. That's what you are. You are nothing to anyone. To everyone."
-Mr. Robot

"I can take another name, and build a new life.. But on the inside I'll always have that instinct, no matter how much I hate it. I'm yakuza through and through. Guile only gets you so far in this game. Remember that. You won't get another chance."
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Apr 8, 2015 2:21 AM

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RIP. :/
 
Apr 8, 2015 2:25 AM

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Rest in peace :(
I love Inu x Boku SS.. it's one of my fav series..
 
Apr 8, 2015 2:32 AM
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31 is too young...Was really shocked to see this news. Rest in Peace Fujiwara-sensei.

Dear is among my favorite manga, and I've re-read it several times. Her artwork is really pretty too.
 
Apr 8, 2015 2:34 AM
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Rest in Peace, Cocoa Fujiwara-sensei.
 
Apr 8, 2015 2:38 AM

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Oh dear, it's always heartbreaking to see someone with so much talent die so young. RIP
 
Apr 8, 2015 2:40 AM

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My condolence for her. I really like Inu X Boku SS manga. She was really talented.
 
Apr 8, 2015 2:50 AM

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So young... damn :(

RIP
 
Apr 8, 2015 2:53 AM

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So, so young and talented. I'm thankful to her for Ririchiyo, who became one of my style icons. Rest in peace, sensei <3
 
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RIP

I just read a new chapter of Inu x Boku SS earlier today too. So young :/


Yeah, i just got notifications of new chapters =(

Rest In Peace
Thankyou for the lovely work you have shared with us.
 
Apr 8, 2015 3:02 AM

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So young...

Rest in peace.
 
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31? so young. R.I.P
 
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aLotQuestion said:
Most probably fake. Just like those artists. Before they die, their artworks pretty much rubbish; but after passed away, their artworks value skyrocket.

I think it is some sort of business strategic to fake her death in order to make her works value higher.

I mean we don't even know how she looks like at all.


Mind what you say. Death is not something to be joked about and even if I can't deny there might be people like that I doubt it's the case here. She was way too young to even consider that. Her career just started and she left us too early...

As to "we don't know what she looked like" we do. Fujiwara-sensei held a few signing sessions, one of them last year in summer in Germany and I saw her myself.

Rest in peace, Sensei...
 
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R.I.P :/
 
Apr 8, 2015 3:11 AM

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RIP you died way too soon
 
Apr 8, 2015 3:13 AM

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Well, that's quite a shock, to be honest. It makes me sad to think that great young artist died ;/ RIP

aLotQuestion said:
Most probably fake. Just like those artists. Before they die, their artworks pretty much rubbish; but after passed away, their artworks value skyrocket.

I think it is some sort of business strategic to fake her death in order to make her works value higher.

I mean we don't even know how she looks like at all.


Possible. I've heard few times It has happened before.
But I dont think it is like that in this case.
 
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Rest in peace, sensei!
 
Apr 8, 2015 3:20 AM

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wow! I'm turning 31 this year! it's way too soon to die!

otsukaresamadesu sensei. may you rest in peace.
 
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