Manga creator and Doraemon co-creator Fujiko Fujio A (actual identify Motoo Abiko) handed away on Thursday morning at his residence in Kawasaki, Tokyo. He was 88.

Police responded to a name that reported somebody had collapsed at about 8:40 a.m. at the artist’s residence, however Fujiko had already handed away by the point officers arrived at the scene. Police are investigating the particulars of Fujiko’s demise, however famous {that a} cursory examination revealed that Fujiko didn’t maintain any suspicious harm or wounds.

Fujiko Fujio A is maybe greatest recognized for his collaboration with Fujiko F. Fujio (actual identify Hiroshi Fujimoto) underneath the collective pseudonym Fujiko Fujio. The duo penned the world-famous Doraemon manga concerning the titular robotic cat from the longer term and his friendship with the boy Nobita. The manga ran from 1970 to 1996. The pair labored collectively earlier than parting in 1987, with Abiko taking the Fujiko Fujio A pseudonym, and Fujimoto taking the Fujiko Fujio F (later Fujiko F. Fujio) pseudonym. Fujimoto handed away in 1996. Doraemon has launched one of the crucial profitable kids’s media franchises on the planet, inspiring quite a few anime movies and three separate tv anime runs, the third of which started in 2005 and continues to be ongoing and stays one of the crucial extremely rated anime on Japanese tv week after week.

Motoo Abiko additionally penned numerous profitable manga sequence, together with Ninja Hattori-kun, Kaibutsu-kun, Pro Golfer Saru, and Warau Salesman. Ninja Hattori-kun impressed a tv anime that ran from 1981 to 1987, three anime movies from 1982 to 1984, and a live-action movie in 2004. Kaibutsu-kun impressed two tv anime that ran from 1968 to 1969 and 1980 to 1982, respectively, in addition to two anime movies in 1981 and 1982. Pro Golfer Saru impressed a 1982 TV anime particular, a tv anime that ran from 1985 to 1988, and two anime movies in 1986 and 1987. Warau Salesman impressed a tv anime that ran from 1989 to 1992, in addition to The Laughing Salesman NEW, a 2017 tv anime that represents the most recent adaptation of his particular person work.

Source: TBS through Hachima Kikō