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Mangaka Kouji Miyata Dies at 34

by Sakana-san
Oct 27, 2015 5:56 AM | 77 Comments
Mangaka Kouji Miyata has died on October 22 at the age of 34. According to a Facebook post by his father, Miyata died of hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage.

In 2006, Miyata received an honorable mention in the 8th Enterbrain Entame Awards for his entry titled Jabara. He debuted as a mangaka later that year in the magazine Comic Beam Fellows! with the one-shot Neko de Tandem. Both titles were later added in the author's short stories collection, Utatane Hime.

He began his first serialization in 2008 with Kikimimi Zukan, which was published in Comic Beam. Miyata's most recent work, Yome ga Kore na mon de. (pictured right), ended serialization in July.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday at Dainichido Funeral Hall in Nishitokyo.

Source: The Huffington Post Japan

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That sucks, I really liked his works too.
rip

Nov 4, 2015 2:51 PM by Magkn0

Dang. Goes to show that you need to cherish your favorite anime while you can, because once the mangaka is gone...it's like the story itself is gone. RIP

Nov 1, 2015 10:15 PM by Caden517

RIP..

Nov 1, 2015 10:12 PM by rageiX

I've never heard of him before, but my condolences to his family.

May his soul rest in peace.

Oct 31, 2015 8:42 AM by Haneken2086

rip

:(

Oct 29, 2015 7:11 PM by NanoKaleU6

How awful... Its so terrible for people to die so young when they have a lot ahead of them. RIP

Oct 28, 2015 7:36 PM by Squatta











"Extending my most heartfelt sympathy to Sensei family and friends." R.I.P.

Oct 28, 2015 6:35 PM by Roy_Focker

Oh man. Maybe he worked himself to death, not a unusual thing in japan I guess.
Rest in peace.

Oct 28, 2015 2:51 PM by Kasseanova

09122013 said:
hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage.


That's what happens when you are a comic artist in Japan working 14 hours a day with two days off a month. Good thing he finished his last series, this sucks when they die in the middle of the story.


AllenVonStein said:
Glad he died his manga sucks , no one's gonna miss you.


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humanity

Oct 28, 2015 1:26 PM by ikramit

Far too young to die... :/

Oct 28, 2015 12:56 PM by Kisharo

R.I.P :(

Oct 28, 2015 9:44 AM by Kensai-Serazu

What a shame. Kikimimi Zukan is a fantastic short story collection. Dude was really talented.
RIP.

Oct 28, 2015 8:20 AM by V0ltg

who is he??

Oct 28, 2015 7:11 AM by Shunaria

RIP
That's too young :/

Oct 28, 2015 3:54 AM by Tengai

ah man, that's horrible
rest in peace

Oct 28, 2015 3:38 AM by Bird

that must have hurt, rip

Oct 28, 2015 3:11 AM by samesdday

thats sad to hear, id like to give my support to his parents. no parent should have to feel the pain that they experience now :C

Oct 28, 2015 1:03 AM by Marponsa

RIP

Oct 28, 2015 12:51 AM by Nashetania

hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage.

That's what happens when you are a comic artist in Japan working 14 hours a day with two days off a month. Good thing he finished his last series, this sucks when they die in the middle of the story.

Oct 28, 2015 12:49 AM by 09122013

people die so young is japan....
many mangaka i heard died at the age of 30's

Oct 28, 2015 12:20 AM by Celestial_Pixie

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