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Mangaka George Akiyama Dies

Mangaka George Akiyama Dies

It was announced on Monday that manga author and illustrator George Akiyama, known for his works such as Asura and Haguregumo, died on May 12. According to Shogakukan, he was continuing his work as a manga artist and had planned his next work before his death. Akiyama's cause of death was not disclosed, and his farewell ceremony was done by his relatives. He was 77 years old. Born in Tokyo on April 27, 1943, Akiyama grew up in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, only to return to Tokyo after quitting...
Interview: Mangaka Atsushi Ohkubo Discusses 'Enen no Shouboutai'

Interview: Mangaka Atsushi Ohkubo Discusses 'Enen no Shouboutai'

Author Atsushi Ohkubo is a near 20-year veteran of the manga industry, known for his quirky characters and worldbuilding. His breakout series, Soul Eater, has sold 19.6 million copies worldwide. Ohkubo's stories also lend themselves well to animation. Earlier this month, his latest work—Enen no Shouboutai (Fire Force)—became his third manga adapted for television. MyAnimeList had the opportunity to sit down with Ohkubo and discuss Enen no Shouboutai at Anime Expo 2019, where the TV anime adapta...
Manga Author Shuuichi Asou Announces Marriage

Manga Author Shuuichi Asou Announces Marriage

Manga author Shuuichi Asou announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he had gotten married to Dempagumi.inc idol Mirin Furukawa. Furukawa also made the announcement during the "UHHA! YAAA!! TOUR!!! 2019 SPECIAL" concert in Tokyo. Asou, who is notable for creating the supernatural comedy manga Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan, posted an illustration (pictured) along with the announcement to celebrate the occasion. Asou's Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan was irregularly serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump in 2011 and those c...

Sep 19, 2019 3:57 AM by Sakana-san 4 Comments

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Mangaka Ai Morinaga Dies

Mangaka Ai Morinaga Dies

Manga author and illustrator Ai Morinaga died in the early morning on August 2 due to undisclosed health problems. Kodansha's monthly Bessatsu Friend announced the news yesterday with an obituary on their website expressing condolences and celebrating Morinaga's life (excerpt below): We would like to express our deep appreciation to Morinaga-sensei for creating many wonderful works, and sincerely hope that her work will continue to be read for a long time. May she rest in peace. Morinaga's profe...

Aug 10, 2019 1:06 PM by ImperfectBlue 17 Comments

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Manga Author Youko Maki Retires

Manga Author Youko Maki Retires

Youko Maki announced on her Instagram page on Wednesday that she has officially retired as a mangaka after working as one for two decades. The final chapter of her latest manga, Kirameki no Lion Boy, was also published in the August issue of Ribon Magazine on July 3. Youko Maki published her debut work in 1999, titled Love Service!. The short story was serialized in the April issue of Ribon Original magazine and was later included in the compilation manga Kareki ni Koi wo Sakasemasu, which also...

Jul 4, 2019 10:23 AM by Snow 4 Comments

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Manga Author Makoto Ogino Dies [Update 5/11]

Manga Author Makoto Ogino Dies [Update 5/11]

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 S...

May 10, 2019 4:34 PM by Sakana-san 16 Comments

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'Kozure Ookami' Manga Author Kazuo Koike Dies at 82

'Kozure Ookami' Manga Author Kazuo Koike Dies at 82

Prolific manga writer Kazuo Koike, best known for authoring Kozure Ookami (Lone Wolf & Cub), died on Wednesday due to pneumonia. He was 82 years old. According to a post on Koike's official Twitter account, the author had been under medical treatment for some time. The post thanked everyone who loved Koike and his works during his lifetime. As per his wish, his funeral was already held only by his relatives. Koike reminisced about his long-time friend and rival Monkey Punch on Tuesday, who also...

Apr 20, 2019 2:01 AM by Vindstot 21 Comments

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Mangaka Monkey Punch Dies

Mangaka Monkey Punch Dies

It was announced on Wednesday that the mangaka behind the Lupin III series, Monkey Punch, died from pneumonia last Thursday. He was 81 years old. Born in Hokkaido on May 26, 1937, as Katou Kazuhiko, his first serialization was Playboy Nyuumon in Futabasha's Manga Story magazine, published under the pen name Eiji Gamuta. Two years later, he released his hit series Lupin III and adopted his pen name Monkey Punch. The manga was serialized in the first issue of Futabasha's Weekly Manga Action magazi...

Apr 16, 2019 11:38 AM by sevenPocky 44 Comments

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Mangaka Kakashi Oniyazu Dies

Mangaka Kakashi Oniyazu Dies

Dragon Age and Young Gangan have announced on Wednesday that mangaka Kakashi Oniyazu died on February 2. Oniyazu drew art to Date Ast Like, which is spin-off to Date A Live franchise. He also published Tatoe Hai ni Nattemo, Banana no Nana, and more. The mangaka Tweeted last December of having a heart problem when sleeping like angina pectoris or myocardial infarction, and learned on January 25 that it was atrioventricular blockm which he was suggested strongly to have a surgery to put pacemaker...

Feb 26, 2019 10:51 PM by tsubasalover 15 Comments

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Mangaka Hajime Isayama Announces Marriage

Mangaka Hajime Isayama Announces Marriage

Mangaka Hajime Isayama announced on his blog on Monday that he has gotten married this year. He promised that he will continue drawing manga. Isayama is the mangaka of Shingeki no Kyojin series which has been serialized in Bessatsu Shounen Magazine since September 2009. 27 volumes have been released as of December 7. The manga has received various anime adaptations including spin-offs by Wit Studio since Spring 2013. The second part of the third season is planned for Spring 2019. Isayama appeare...

Dec 31, 2018 5:54 AM by tsubasalover 49 Comments

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Mangaka Kunio Nagatani Dies

Mangaka Kunio Nagatani Dies

The official blog of Kunio Nagatani announced on Monday that the mangaka died on November 25 from congestive heart failure at a hospital in Takanezawacho, Tochigi Prefecture. He was 81 years old. His son explained in the blog entry that he was in a special elderly nursing home in Takaneazawacho and moved to the hospital last summer to tend to the sickness. Unfortunately, not only did he not get well, he repeatedly got aspiration pneumonia, resulting in a weak physical condition. He also had mult...

Dec 2, 2018 8:06 PM by tsubasalover 5 Comments

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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

Nov 2, 2018 1:00 AM by tsubasalover 4 Comments

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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...

Nov 1, 2018 1:59 AM by tsubasalover 5 Comments

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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...

Sep 24, 2018 11:01 PM by tsubasalover 7 Comments

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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...

Sep 22, 2018 1:20 PM by Vindstot 6 Comments

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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...

Aug 27, 2018 4:51 AM by tsubasalover 32 Comments

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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, 2018 12:45 PM by Kineta 2 Comments

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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...

Mar 16, 2018 3:12 AM by tsubasalover 5 Comments

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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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