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May 16, 2018 5:42 AM
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The wife of mangaka Yoshihiro Kuroiwa has announced via his blog on Wednesday that he died on May 8 from cardiac infarction. He was 56 years old. The funeral has already been held among family members. She apologized that she didn't announce his death on time because it happened too sudden.

As a mangaka Kuroiwa drew the Kishin Douji Zenki, Beyblade Taisen Seiryuuden, Buddy Spirits, and Fushigi Hunter manga series. Two of his manga series have received anime adaptations, in which he did the series composition and the original character design for Buddy Spirits and Kishin Douji Zenki, respectively.

Source: Kuroiwa's Blog
Modified by Snow, May 16, 2018 8:11 AM
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May 16, 2018 5:58 AM

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Zenki.. huh?... Been a while since I heard this show through childhood...

RIP.. Your such piece of work will leave the rest in our better days...
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May 16, 2018 6:14 AM

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I don't think I've read any of his manga but..

I seriously need to stop watching idol anime... The fact that I can't afford to buy their CDs yet keep making my heart broken..
May 16, 2018 7:33 AM

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reading his list on baka update, i just realize i am read more of his hentai works... O_o

oh well, RIP...
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May 16, 2018 7:34 AM

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I remember playing a few of the Zenki games but never read any of the manga, they're ok overall.

May 16, 2018 12:06 PM

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RIP sir.

You will be missed.
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May 16, 2018 12:53 PM
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I might have never touched any of his works personally but this is still pretty sad.
May 16, 2018 4:32 PM

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So sad, he was still too young.

From his works I only knew and watched Zenki. A nice memory from my childhood.
May 16, 2018 6:41 PM

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Zenki, one of my first anime during my childhood.

May 16, 2018 11:22 PM

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RIP Mr. Yoshihiro.

My condolence goes to his family and friends.

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May 20, 2018 7:46 PM
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I never read any of his works, but I am still very sad to hear this. Rest in peace.