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Manga Author Makoto Ogino Dies [Update 5/11]

by Sakana-san
May 10, 2019 4:34 PM | 16 Comments
Shueisha's Young Jump magazine announced on its official website on Friday that manga author Makoto Ogino died on April 29 at age 59. The cause of death was renal failure. A private funeral held by his family members took place on May 8.

Ogino was born in the Gifu Prefecture in May 1959. He made his manga author debut in 1985 in Young Jump with Kujakuou (Peacock King), and was presented the with the Young Manga Award in the same year. The series ended in 1989, spanning over 17 volumes.

AIC and Studio 88 produced a three-episode OVA between 1988 and 1991. Madhouse adapted the manga again into a two-episode OVA in 1994. A live-action film adaptation premiered in 1988.

Prior to his death, Ogino was working on Kujakuou: Sengoku Tensei and Kujakuou: Rising.

Source: IT Media


Update May 11
Publishers Shogakukan and Leed announced on Friday that Ogino had finished the final chapters of both of his ongoing series. The chapters will be featured in the August 2019 issues of Big Comic Spirits and Comic Ran, respectively, on June 27. Kujakuou: Sengoku Tensei will end with its fifth volume on July 30, and Kujakuou: Rising currently has nine volumes in print.

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Just here to say, probably everyone gets overworked to death in Japan not only mangakas, lol.

May 11, 2019 8:42 PM by DaCraziGuy

May he Rest In Peace

May 11, 2019 5:29 PM by Flamexes

DreamingBeats said:
the guy literally overworked to death, and some people here are more worried about being able to finish their pirated chapters. MAL in a nutshell.

We Live In a Society

May 11, 2019 2:11 PM by ItIsMeCall911

the guy literally overworked to death, and some people here are more worried about being able to finish their pirated chapters. MAL in a nutshell.

May 11, 2019 12:31 PM by DreamingBeats

Rest in peace, brother

May 11, 2019 11:40 AM by Starchaser

At least he finished the final chapters of his works. It would suck if he died with them incomplete. Rest easy, RIP.

May 11, 2019 10:46 AM by thebrentinator24

News Update
Publishers Shogakukan and Leed announced on Friday that Ogino had finished the final chapters of both of his ongoing series. The chapters will be featured in the August 2019 issues of Big Comic Spirits and Comic Ran, respectively, on June 27. Kujakuou: Sengoku Tensei will end with its fifth volume on July 30, and Kujakuou: Rising currently has nine volumes in print.

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May 11, 2019 9:29 AM by Sakana-san

May his soul rest in peace.

May 11, 2019 7:06 AM by Haneken2086

RIP
I liked Chairudo but can't remember the content anymore.

May 11, 2019 2:51 AM by Gnowmickly

This has been a rough year for manga. Monkey Punch, Kazuo Koike and now Makoto Ogino.

My sincerest condolences to his fans, friends and family.

May 11, 2019 2:38 AM by LoveLikeBlood

DreamingBeats said:
i wonder if overwork was a factor that led to renal failure. 59 is a really young age to depart.
my condolenses to his family and friends.

May 11, 2019 1:55 AM by removed-user

i wonder if overwork was a factor that led to renal failure. 59 is a really young age to depart.
my condolenses to his family and friends.

May 10, 2019 8:43 PM by DreamingBeats

Ahmad_o said:
But why Kujakuou OVA Studios is Unknown in it's page and here you say it's from Madhouse?

Corrected. The first OVA series was produced by different studios. Madhouse re-adapted the manga later.

May 10, 2019 6:26 PM by Vindstot

May he rest in peace.

May 10, 2019 5:11 PM by removed-user

RIP
But why Kujakuou OVA Studios is Unknown in it's page and here you say it's from Madhouse?

May 10, 2019 5:10 PM by Ahmad_o

rest in peace, damn why MAL usually post death news though lol we can use more news about the bad working conditions of the anime industry people more since they are still living

May 10, 2019 4:41 PM by deg

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