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Mangaka Yuu Asagiri Dies

Mangaka Yuu Asagiri Dies

The official website for mangaka Yuu Asagiri has announced that she died on October 27 from heavy pneumonia. She was 62 years old. She debuted releasing Hikari Mezashite Tondeike in 1976. She is well known for publishing Nanairo Magic and Kon na Panic, and received 11th Kodansha Manga Award in 1987 for Nanairo Magic. Not just shoujo manga, she also published BL manga and novels. Source: Comic Natalie
Mangaka U.G.E Dies

Mangaka U.G.E Dies

The Web Comic Ganma official website has announced that mangaka U.G.E died in the morning of October 23 from acute heart failure. He was 44 years old. His family also announced via his official Twitter with a wish that the fans to think about his works sometimes. U.G.E won Dragon Age's Newcomer Autumn Festa 2009 for 8.1: Yamada Yuusuke Gekijou as best new manga. He also drew art to manga adaptation to Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito anime movie series and Macross Plus: TAC Name. As Ugeppa, he drew...
Mangaka Akane Torikai and Inio Asano Announces Marriage

Mangaka Akane Torikai and Inio Asano Announces Marriage

Mangaka Akane Torikai has announced her marriage with fellow mangaka Inio Asano on Tuesday via her blog "Manga Mitai na Koi Kudasai" on web Chikuma. According to the blog, they signed the marriage form and delivered it to the office on September 13. Torikai debuted via Bessatsu Shoujo Friend DX Julette in 2004. She began to serialize Ohayou Okaeri in 2010, which ranked 9th of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2014 female section. Onna no Ie, which serialized between from 2012 to 2016, was nominated at 3...
Manga Author Yasuyuki Kunitomo Dies at 65

Manga Author Yasuyuki Kunitomo Dies at 65

The Sports Nippon newspaper reported on Saturday that manga author Yasuyuki Kunitomo died due to heart failure on September 20. He was 65 years old. Kunimoto graduated from Waseda University and was a member of its Manga Research Society. During his studies, he made his manga author debut in the supplementary issue of Weekly Shounen Jump in 1974 with Saigo no Shounen Yakyuu, and received an honorable mention at the Tezuka Award the following year for his Ooi! Shimbun! manga. Published in Futabas...
Mangaka Momoko Sakura Dies

Mangaka Momoko Sakura Dies

Sakura Production announced on Monday that Momoko Sakura, mangaka of the Chibi Maruko-chan franchise, died on August 15 from breast cancer. She was 53 years old. The funeral was held among family and close friends. The main character Momoko Sakura's seiyuu for the anime series, Tarako, also expressed her sadness regarding the news. Born Miki Miura, Shizuoka in 1965, Sakura is known for being the mangaka of the Chibi Maruko-chan manga series serialized in Ribon magazine between August 1986 and A...
Mangaka Akino Mimura Dies

Mangaka Akino Mimura Dies

Mangaka Akino Mimura's personal Twitter account has announced that she died on Monday at about 11:12 a.m due to breast cancer. Mimua tweeted on June 25 that she was admitted to hospital, and on July 13 that she was gradually recovering. She was 60 years old. Mimura made her debut in 1977 with Watashi no Risou wa Anata-sama in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shoujo Friend magazine (currently Bessatsu Friend). Her works were also published in Kodansha's Me, mimi, and Be-Love magazines. Mimura was known for ma...

Jul 30, 12:45 PM by Kineta 1 Comment

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Mangaka Yoshihiro Kuroiwa Dies

Mangaka Yoshihiro Kuroiwa Dies

The wife of mangaka Yoshihiro Kuroiwa has announced via his blog on Wednesday that he died on May 8 from cardiac infarction. He was 56 years old. The funeral has already been held among family members. She apologized that she didn't announce his death on time because it happened too sudden. As a mangaka Kuroiwa drew the Kishin Douji Zenki, Beyblade Taisen Seiryuuden, Buddy Spirits, and Fushigi Hunter manga series. Two of his manga series have received anime adaptations, in which he did the seri...
Mangaka Shinichi Koga Dies

Mangaka Shinichi Koga Dies

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, 2...
Mangaka and Illustrator Hinata Takeda Dies

Mangaka and Illustrator Hinata Takeda Dies

Writer Kazuki Sakuraba mentioned on the official Gosick series blog on Tuesday that mangaka and illustrator Hinata Takeda died this January from an illness not mentioned. It was also announced in the June issue of Dragon Age magazine on Tuesday. Takeda was known as the illustrator of the Gosick light novel series and mangaka of the Ikoku Meiro no Croisée series, both of which received TV anime adaptations in 2011. She also published the manga Kitsune to Atori and Yuudachi Pool in her lifetime....

May 8, 2017 8:30 PM by tsubasalover 51 Comments

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Mangaka Jiro Taniguchi Dies

Mangaka Jiro Taniguchi Dies

It was announced that mangaka Jiro Taniguchi died today at the age of 69. The funeral will only be held among his family. Born in Tottori, Taniguchi debuted with Kareta Heya under Shounen Gahousha's monthly Young Comic magazine. He was popular for publishing Kodoku no Gourmet, which was made into numerous live action TV series and TV specials. He won the 1998 Osamu Tezuka Culture Award by illustrating the trilogy Bocchan no Jidai, which was written by Natsuo Sekikawa. He also won the Shogakukan...

Feb 11, 2017 7:10 AM by tsubasalover 29 Comments

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Mangaka Kousuke Fujishima Married to a Young Cosplayer

Mangaka Kousuke Fujishima Married to a Young Cosplayer

Nekomu Otogi, a 20 year-old popular cosplayer who is currently working for Horipro Inc, has announced via her official Twitter that she and mangaka Kousuke Fujishima have gotten married and that she is also pregnant. Kousuke Fujishima is best known for works such as Aa! Megami-sama! and Taiho Shichau zo. He also designs characters for the Tales of franchise. Source: Otakomu News submitted by kuchitsu

Jul 1, 2016 8:00 AM by tsubasalover 66 Comments

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Mangaka Sakumi Yoshino Dies at 57

Mangaka Sakumi Yoshino Dies at 57

Editors of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine announced on Monday that mangaka Sakumi Yoshino died on April 20 from an illness. Yoshino, who also worked as a book reviewer, was 57 years old. Sakumi Yoshino, who was born in Osaka Prefecture, made her debut as a mangaka in 1980 with Utsu yori Sou ga Yoroshii no! in Shueisha's Bouquet magazine. She is best known for the shoujo series Shounen wa Kouya wo Mezasu (1985–87) and Juliet no Tamago (1988–89), which focused on themes of psychology and th...

May 2, 2016 11:38 PM by arsonal 5 Comments

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Light Novel Author Tomohiro Matsu Dies at 43

Light Novel Author Tomohiro Matsu Dies at 43

Editors of Shueisha's Dash X Bunko publishing label announced on Tuesday that light novel author Tomohiro Matsu has died at the age of 43. The editors said that Matsu died suddenly on Monday, May 2, from an illness but did not specify further. Tomohiro Matsu is best known for his debut work Mayoi Neko Overrun! and the recently completed Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!. Both works were adapted into television anime series in 2010 and 2012, respectively. He was also involved in overseeing the script...

May 2, 2016 10:18 PM by arsonal 41 Comments

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'Wild 7' Mangaka Mikiya Mochizuki Dies at 77

'Wild 7' Mangaka Mikiya Mochizuki Dies at 77

Mikiya Mochizuki, the mangaka best known for his police drama series Wild 7, died on Sunday morning at the age of 77. NHK reports that Mochizuki died of pulmonary adenocarcinoma, a form of lung cancer, at a hospital in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. Mochizuki, who was born in Yokohama, started working at a construction company after graduating from high school but resigned a year later and started drawing manga. He debuted in 1960 with Tokudane wo Oe in a special New Year issue of Kodansha's Sho...

Apr 4, 2016 12:00 AM by arsonal 16 Comments

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Mangaka Iku Oyamada Dies at 59

Mangaka Iku Oyamada Dies at 59

Mangaka Iku Oyamada has died at the age of 59. The artist best known for his 1980 manga Scrap Book was found dead in his home in Komoro, Nagano Prefecture, on March 23. Authorities said that Oyamada had been ill, but no further details on the cause of death was revealed. Oyamada was the winner of the 4th Shougakukan Newcomer Comic Grand Prize with the work Bosatsu. He debuted as a mangaka in 1979 with Gohyaku Rakan, which was published under his real name Katsuhisa Tagami. Later that year, he to...

Mar 25, 2016 12:15 PM by arsonal 21 Comments

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'GeGeGe no Kitarou' Mangaka Shigeru Mizuki Dies at 93

'GeGeGe no Kitarou' Mangaka Shigeru Mizuki Dies at 93

Mangaka Shigeru Mizuki, best known for his shounen horror manga GeGeGe no Kitarou, died Monday morning at a Tokyo hospital at the age of 93. NHK reports that Mizuki died from heart failure. Mizuki was born in 1922 in Osaka and grew up in the port town of Sakaiminato in Tottori Prefecture. After completing elementary school, he learned how to draw while working as a newspaper delivery boy. He was drafted into the Japanese army in 1943 and was sent to the Pacific during World War II. After being s...

Nov 29, 2015 9:43 PM by arsonal 40 Comments

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Mangaka Kouji Miyata Dies at 34

Mangaka Kouji Miyata Dies at 34

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 200...

Oct 27, 2015 5:56 AM by Sakana-san 77 Comments

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Mangaka Cocoa Fujiwara Dies at 31 [Update 4/10]

Mangaka Cocoa Fujiwara Dies at 31 [Update 4/10]

The official site of Gangan Joker magazine announced that the author of Inu x Boku SS, Cocoa Fujiwara, died on March 31 at the age of 31. The cause of death was not revealed. Her debut was a work titled Calling, which she made when she was only fifteen. She chose not to go to high school so that she could draw manga. Fujiwara was a big fan of RPGs such as Final Fantasy, which was quite evident in her works. Fujiwara's most recent manga, Katsute Mahou Shoujo to Aku wa Tekitai shite Ita., is curre...

Apr 7, 2015 11:49 PM by trebmeg 230 Comments

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Influential Mangaka Yoshihiro Tatsumi Dies at 79

Influential Mangaka Yoshihiro Tatsumi Dies at 79

Journalist Paul Gravett announced in an article that the "sensei of gekiga," Yoshihiro Tatsumi, died due to malignant lymphoma on Saturday, March 7. He was 79 years old. Gravett was notified of the influential mangaka's death via an email from Erik Khoo, Tatsumi's close friend and student. Yoshihiro Tatsumi, who first started drawing manga in 1957, is famous for pioneering the gekiga alternative manga style. "Gekiga" translates to "dramatic pictures" and was allegedly coined by Tatsumi to differ...

Mar 9, 2015 2:33 PM by Sakana-san 51 Comments

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Mangaka Changes Shingeki no Kyojin's Ending Due to Popularity

Mangaka Changes Shingeki no Kyojin's Ending Due to Popularity

An interview of "Shingeki no Kyojin" mangaka Hajime Isayama was revealed on December 4, 2013. In the interview, he mentions that he is thinking about changing the ending he already had a rough idea about. Influencing his decision is the popularity the series has gained from its anime and upcoming live-action movie adaptations. He states that he now has a new idea for the ending, but feels conflicted. Though he does not wish to abandon his original idea, he is concerned about the effect the endin...

Dec 6, 2013 8:33 PM by tsubasalover 298 Comments

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