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Manga Author of Barefoot Gen Retires

by dtshyk
Sep 15, 2009 6:17 AM | 9 Comments
According to Chugoku Newspaper, Nakazawa Keiji, the author of manga Barefoot Gen, retired from mangaka. Nakazawa announced by himself that his chronic diabetes and cataract got worse, and he doesn't have enough eyesight to draw manga. He apologized that he gave up writing the planned sequel to Barefoot Gen.

Source: Chugoku Newspaper

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That's all sad. I had been looking forward to a sequel. I'm happy he didn't die of any horridness caused by the a-bomb as many people did who lived in Hiroshima. Yes, this book really affected me. I was aware of the horror of what the innocents went through, however, I wasn't aware of a lot of what the US did in trying to cover it up. War is wrong and doesn't ever really solve anything. I hope he gets the rest he so duely deserves.

Jan 9, 2013 8:39 AM by GTC

Real shame he won't finish the sequel. He's earned his rest though.

Nov 22, 2009 6:17 PM by Mr_Panda

Hope he enjoy retirement, he earned it

Sep 16, 2009 5:38 AM by VelvetEris

That's a pity but its a good idea that the old man should have some rest..

Sep 15, 2009 5:22 PM by Kira01

Worst way out... Well one of them.

Sep 15, 2009 5:12 PM by Static

This makes me sad

Sep 15, 2009 10:34 AM by shakeyourpup45

The poor man. Well, that's what you get if you don't buy their manga. Nah. Not enough eyesight to even continue drawing? Man, that's a bummer. At least it's due medical reasons, the only good reason to quit.

Sep 15, 2009 9:53 AM by DragonsWhip

I agree.

Sep 15, 2009 7:25 AM by rostern

shit, bad way to go out.

Sep 15, 2009 7:20 AM by simo000

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