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Mangaka Cocoa Fujiwara Dies at 31 [Update 4/10]

by trebmeg
Apr 7, 2015 11:49 PM | 230 Comments
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 Plans for the manga's tankoubon release, as well as unpublished materials, will be announced later.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

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Haven't read or seen any series by this mangaka yet, but damn this is sad :c
May she Rest in Peace.

May 2, 2015 1:39 AM by nerfx

R.I.P Cocoa Fujiwara.
InuxBoku was one of my favorite anime series of all time. I dunno how many times I've watched it and made me laugh so much every time I saw it.
It's sad, because she was too young.
My feelings to her parents and family.

Apr 22, 2015 4:58 PM by agiri_kun

Too young. Rest in piece sensei~

Apr 21, 2015 6:35 AM by Ajiban

Vortex_Oblivion said:
Such wonderful manga artist, Inu x Boku was one of the last shoujo I enjoyed recently and learning the author died at 31 is truly despairing :(

Rest in Peace, Ms. Fujiwara.


Inu x Boku SS is Shonen.

Apr 20, 2015 8:31 AM by CursedFein

R.I.P!

Apr 19, 2015 8:43 AM by MrKai23

That's so tragic she died WAY to young. 31 isn't an age.
Rest in Peace Fujiwara-Sensei.

Apr 18, 2015 11:38 PM by Mylamx

Fujiwara-sensei iro iro arigatou T_T
私たちはの女の子を忘れてはいけない ;-;
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R.I.P Sensei <3 <3

Apr 18, 2015 3:13 PM by Mirianime

RIP in pieces.

Apr 18, 2015 7:13 AM by PornstarAhri

So sad. I liked Inu x Boku. Rest in Peace

Apr 18, 2015 5:31 AM by Ukatoid

i really loved ino to boku,
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Apr 15, 2015 7:25 AM by sofien1238

She died this young! I'm so sad, RIP sensei. I feel some guilt here.
I came to like her art rather late and was happy she illustrated for I Doll U.
I couldn't believe this, but saw no new tweets by her after Mar 25 and my heart sank.

Apr 14, 2015 5:00 AM by Shadow-Chan

*(%& q.q

RIP. And Katsute Mahou Shoujo will be missed.

Apr 13, 2015 7:21 PM by DGemu

sonictoryuiai said:
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.


while the rest of them will attack you for this what you are saying does make sense. I'm not a fan of her work but its still sad she passed. Many others who need to go coughcoughcongrcoughcough are still around while someone who could have made my day is little better is gone.


I'm just laughing at how wrong he is right now. Really, it makes him look stupid.

OT: It's just so tragic that she died from something totally unfair and undeserving. I can only imagine the pain her loved ones are going under. I extend condolences so as they are still grieving.

Apr 13, 2015 6:47 PM by SuperIdolNico

What!? He was successful wasn't he?? I'm so sorry this happened...

Apr 13, 2015 2:23 PM by GodlyKyon

Such a tragic loss losing a mangaka with so much talent and creative insight. She was so young too. She shall be missed.

R.I.P Fujiwara-san.
May you find peace in the afterlife.
My condolences to your family and loved ones.

Apr 13, 2015 7:38 AM by BriiSama

Rest in Peace, love her work on Inu x Boku SS <3

Apr 12, 2015 10:28 PM by RyuMain

FAWK I WAS JUST RE WATCHING THE ANIME INU X BOKU SS TO D:
WHHHHYYYY?!

Apr 12, 2015 10:09 PM by hazerddex

oh damn.... i liked InuxBoku a lot and just started her latest work..... it's so good (´°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ω°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥`)
so sad.... she was young...

R.I.P.

Apr 12, 2015 12:47 PM by Kitix

Such wonderful manga artist, Inu x Boku was one of the last shoujo I enjoyed recently and learning the author died at 31 is truly despairing :(

Rest in Peace, Ms. Fujiwara.

Apr 11, 2015 6:45 AM by Dreaded_Prinny

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.


while the rest of them will attack you for this what you are saying does make sense. I'm not a fan of her work but its still sad she passed. Many others who need to go coughcoughcongrcoughcough are still around while someone who could have made my day is little better is gone.

Apr 10, 2015 7:48 PM by sonictoryuiai