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Manga Author of Crayon Shin-chan Goes Missing [Updated Sep 19]

by dtshyk
Sep 15, 2009 4:00 PM | 107 Comments
According to Iza News, Usui Yoshito, the manga author of Crayon Shin-chan, has been missing since September 11th. Saitama Prefecture Police is searching for him upon a request by his family. Yomiuri Newspaper reported that Usui left home for a mountain climbing in the morning of September 11th. His cell phone is online but nobody answers to the call.

Sources:
Iza News
Yomiuri

Update
On September 19th, a climber found a body of a man in Arafune mountain, which Usui headed for. The body fell 250 - 300 meter from the peak rock and was badly damaged. According to the police, the clothes of the body resembles Usui's. The police will recover and identify the body on September 20th.

Source: Asahi

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deathscore said:
Sonofjohn said:
Hamel said:
I don't get the people that make fun of it


You can't understand why someone would criticize a crayon drawn anime?


yes its stupid. he is missing. well its confirmed hes dead but ppl are laughing and making jokes. i hope their families die...
deathscore said:
Sonofjohn said:
Hamel said:
I don't get the people that make fun of it


You can't understand why someone would criticize a crayon drawn anime?


yes its stupid. he is missing. well its confirmed hes dead but ppl are laughing and making jokes. i hope their families die...

Never wish death on anyone or and especially on their family life has a way of coming dishing you what you wish unto others..

R.I.P. Usui Yoshito , thx for brightening up my youth with your anime Shin Chan still watching re runs of re-runs of re-runs, Shin Chan funniest lecherous anime character ever.

Jul 16, 2013 1:25 PM by Be4st

deathscore said:
Sonofjohn said:
Hamel said:
I don't get the people that make fun of it


You can't understand why someone would criticize a crayon drawn anime?


yes its stupid. he is missing. well its confirmed hes dead but ppl are laughing and making jokes. i hope their families die...


mature

Jun 10, 2011 9:16 PM by Count-Chocula

Sonofjohn said:
Hamel said:
I don't get the people that make fun of it


You can't understand why someone would criticize a crayon drawn anime?


yes its stupid. he is missing. well its confirmed hes dead but ppl are laughing and making jokes. i hope their families die...

Jun 10, 2011 8:59 PM by deathscore

the family requested that police search that area because that is where he mentioned he would be hiking when he left on the morning of the 11th (or was that just when he was officially reported missing... oh well).

apparently a hiker found his body afterward and reported it to police, who then airlifted the remains by helicopter from the base of the cliff so the family could confirm his identity. They knew what he was wearing based on the missing person report which details what he was wearing that morning.

Oct 3, 2009 7:57 PM by saka

They never said he told someone he went on the mountain did he? And where did they find out where he fell? And how the heck do they know what clothes he got? Old clothes?

Oct 3, 2009 7:23 PM by cyan_04

they just happened to know he was going for a hike there in that remote area? It doesn't seem likely..... accident or suicide.

Oct 3, 2009 7:19 PM by saka

Why do I got this strong feeling that he was murdered? Some people bring him to the side of the cliff and push...

Oct 3, 2009 6:30 PM by AirStyles

RIP

Oct 1, 2009 8:11 PM by katsup

i came across this news story from the 20th where they show recovery of the body by helicopter.

Oct 1, 2009 1:46 PM by saka

i feel bad for fans :(
& the family D:

Sep 22, 2009 2:53 PM by taylorrtantrum

Hypeathon said:
Rail_Man said:
Drunk_Samurai said:
What the fuck? You truly are ignorant Hypeathon. Nowhere is it stated he committed suicide so mentioning suicide has no place in this thread.


true, he's making shit up.


Hey smartass, look up the word "opinion" in the dictionary.


No?

Sep 20, 2009 4:39 PM by Rail_Man

Rail_Man said:
Drunk_Samurai said:
What the fuck? You truly are ignorant Hypeathon. Nowhere is it stated he committed suicide so mentioning suicide has no place in this thread.


true, he's making shit up.


Hey smartass, look up the word "opinion" in the dictionary.

Sep 20, 2009 3:00 PM by Hypeathon

Drunk_Samurai said:
What the fuck? You truly are ignorant Hypeathon. Nowhere is it stated he committed suicide so mentioning suicide has no place in this thread.


true, he's making shit up.

Sep 20, 2009 11:30 AM by Rail_Man

What the fuck? You truly are ignorant Hypeathon. Nowhere is it stated he committed suicide so mentioning suicide has no place in this thread.

Sep 20, 2009 11:19 AM by Drunk_Samurai

Fai said:
Hypeathon said:
What's worse is that while Japanese citizens wouldn't neccesarily make fun of suicidal people, many of them would act non-chalant about it, or make it seem troublesome, as if they have roaches in their home or something.


Because unlke in other countries where OMG_Christanity_says_its_bad has been spread, Japan has a long-reaching traditions and respect for what is considered a suicide.

Its not something that would be considered a "bad thng"


If you look at post #102, the comment I made before the the one you replied to, it states my awareness on how the Japanese have considered suicide within their history.

That being said, even if to them it's not considered a bad thing, it doesn't change my opinion about it. A life is a life. Why have it end knowing you cannot have a second one? The Japanese can claim it as respectful if they want, but I don't believe that's why someone would commit suicide. There are psychological and overwhelming reasons. And if the ones that are willing to commit suicide find it honorable, then all I can say is good luck appreciating the "respects" of their fellow citizens when they are not alive to know that.

Also while I'm Catholic and not Christian, I personally find all religion to be unneccesary to live by regularly.

Sep 19, 2009 11:29 PM by Hypeathon

Hypeathon said:
What's worse is that while Japanese citizens wouldn't neccesarily make fun of suicidal people, many of them would act non-chalant about it, or make it seem troublesome, as if they have roaches in their home or something.


Because unlke in other countries where OMG_Christanity_says_its_bad has been spread, Japan has a long-reaching traditions and respect for what is considered a suicide.


Its not something that would be considered a "bad thng"

Sep 19, 2009 10:59 PM by Fai

guyklc said:
I cannot believe the immaturity of some people in this thread. Truly, there are some disgusting people in the world.

While I was never a fan of Shin-chan, the author is still another human being with friends and family members. If that corpse really is him, then my condolensces. May he RIP (that is, if that corpse is him)


What's worse is that while Japanese citizens wouldn't neccesarily make fun of suicidal people, many of them would act non-chalant about it, or make it seem troublesome, as if they have roaches in their home or something.

Sep 19, 2009 10:15 PM by Hypeathon

What is this, some kind of retarded custom on MAL where we hear a famous person die or go missing, someone makes a thread about it and then we see 100+ comments where people bash and troll each other and make fun of the person we are suppose to tragically refer to?!

CCZilla said:
Man, it'd be terrible if he died so suddenly. His Shin-chan character's an icon in Japan. For Americans, it'd be equivalent to Matt Groening of The Simpsons and Futurama fame suddenly dropping dead. For that reason alone, I hope he's found safely. I've never cared for Crayon Shin-chan, but many MANY people do and this would just break their hearts.


It definitly would be. Not that I'm a huge fan of Shin-Chan, but it's safe to say he's like the Marc Brown of Japan. If the remains of the body are confirmed to be truly Yoshito Usui, then not only will I be saddened, but I may officially have a second opinion about Japanese society. I know suicide to the Japanese isn't considered so much of a bad thing psychologically (in fact it has been considered somewhat of an honorable act since the existence of samurai in the feudal era), but still a life is a life. Once you end it, that's officialy it, you can't expect to live again, and good luck gambling on finding an afterlife.

I actually found a a couple of Yotube videos from a guy named unrested. He's a gaijin and happend to share his insight on this:




I seriously wish the Japanese would be more well... helpful to one another with their psychogical issues. They make he general society in Japan seem like a do-eat-dog world or something.

Sep 19, 2009 10:09 PM by Hypeathon

I cannot believe the immaturity of some people in this thread. Truly, there are some disgusting people in the world.

While I was never a fan of Shin-chan, the author is still another human being with friends and family members. If that corpse really is him, then my condolensces. May he RIP (that is, if that corpse is him)

Sep 19, 2009 10:04 PM by guyklc

Amex_Yohko said:
I'm not trolling but I think this should be a good news instead. In my country the Shin-chan is annoyingly popular. I hope Usui's death will make my country stop showing it.
I've seen you make many stupid posts, but this has to take the cake.

Sep 19, 2009 9:27 PM by windy

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