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'Solo Leveling' Manhwa Artist Sung-Rak Jang Dies

'Solo Leveling' Manhwa Artist Sung-Rak Jang Dies

Illustrator Sung-Rak Jang, best known for the Solo Leveling manhwa series, died on Saturday due to chronic health issues leading to cerebral hemorrhage. He was 37 years old. The funeral was held privately by his friends and family. Yen Press, the company which publishes the manhw...

Jul 25, 1:38 PM by Aidan 49 Comments

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'Yu☆Gi☆Oh!' Creator Kazuki Takahashi Dies at 60

'Yu☆Gi☆Oh!' Creator Kazuki Takahashi Dies at 60

Manga creator Kazuki Takahashi, best known for the Yu☆Gi☆Oh! manga series, died on Thursday. He was 60 years old. According to the NHK, a person reported to the Japan Coast Guard at around 10:30 in July 6 that a body was floating 300 meters from the coast of Nago city, Okinawa pr...
'Doraemon' Co-Creator Fujio A Fujiko Dies at 88

'Doraemon' Co-Creator Fujio A Fujiko Dies at 88

Prolific manga creator Fujio A Fujiko, best known for Ninja Hattori-kun (Ninja Hattori), Warau Salesman (The Laughing Salesman), and co-creating Doraemon, died on Thursday. He was 88 years old. According to the Kanagawa Prefectural Police from the Tama station, a concerned indivi...
'Tokyo Mew Mew' Manga Artist Mia Ikumi Dies

'Tokyo Mew Mew' Manga Artist Mia Ikumi Dies

The official website of the Nakayoshi magazine announced on Monday that Tokyo Mew Mew manga artist Mia Ikumi died due to subarachnoid hemorrhage on March 7. Ikumi debuted with Superdoll Rika Chan in Nakayoshi, which ran from 1998-1999. She and Reiko Yoshida began Tokyo Mew Mew in...

Mar 13, 11:02 PM by Vindstot 23 Comments

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'Golgo 13' Creator Takao Saitou Dies at 84

'Golgo 13' Creator Takao Saitou Dies at 84

Publishing company Shogakukan announced on Wednesday that manga author Takao Saitou, known for creating Golgo 13, passed away on September 24 at 10:42 a.m due to pancreatic cancer. He was 84 years old. The funeral was attended by his relatives only due to the COVID-19 pandemic, h...

Sep 29, 2021 6:38 PM by DatRandomDude 32 Comments

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'Berserk' Creator Kentarou Miura Dies at 54

'Berserk' Creator Kentarou Miura Dies at 54

Prolific manga author Kentarou Miura, best known for creating Berserk, died on May 6 at 2:48 p.m. due to an acute aortic dissection. He was 54 years old. "We would like to express our utmost respect and gratitude to Miura's works and pray for his soul.," reads a brief obituary p...

May 19, 2021 9:39 PM by Vindstot 436 Comments

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Mangaka Izumi Matsumoto Dies at 61

Mangaka Izumi Matsumoto Dies at 61

On Tuesday, Wave Studio announced on Izumi Matsumoto's blog that the mangaka passed away on October 6. He was 61 years old. Matsumoto suffered from cerebrospinal fluid disease, stemming from a car accident when he was three years old. The disease forced him to stop working due to...

Oct 12, 2020 7:02 PM by DatRandomDude 41 Comments

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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...

Jun 1, 2020 2:21 AM by removed-user 22 Comments

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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 lat...
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 c...

Sep 19, 2019 3:57 AM by Sakana-san 6 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 bel...

Aug 10, 2019 1:06 PM by ImperfectBlue 18 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 p...

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 M...

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 thank...

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,...

Apr 16, 2019 11:38 AM by removed-user 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 Dece...

Feb 26, 2019 10:51 PM by tsubasalover 14 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 volume...

Dec 31, 2018 5:54 AM by tsubasalover 53 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...

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...

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 Drago...

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

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