The official website for Akita Shoten has announced on Friday that mangaka Shinichi Koga
died on March 1 from an unspecified disease. He was 81 years old.
Born Shinsaku Koga, he was a noteworthy horror manga artist from Eko Eko Azaraku
, which published via Akita Shoten's Shounen Champion
between 1975 to 1979 for 19 volumes. Its sequel manga
was published via Suspiria magazine in 1993 for six volumes. The first manga series has received live-action drama and movie adaptations from 1995 to 1997, 2006, and 2011. He has also published numerous manga series under the same genre such as Kurokami no Noroi
, Majo Jigoku
, and more.
Source: Comic Natalie