Early manga creator Tokuo Yokota handed away on April 8 because of senility. He was 85 years outdated. His funeral service is for shut family.

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Yokota was born in Fukushima in 1936. Inspired by creator Noboru Baba, Yokota aimed to turn out to be a manga artist.

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Yokota debuted in 1955 with the manga Yamabiko Kenshi. He is thought for Margaret-chan, which debuted in Shueisha‘s Weekly Margaret journal in 1963, Anko-chan, which launched in Kodansha‘s Shōjo Club journal in 1959, and Tamaoki-kun, which ran in Shonen Gatosha’s Weekly Shonen King journal. He specalized in gag manga.

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He moved into the Tokiwaso condo constructing, which additionally housed different early manga creators, in 1958. Yokota died sooner or later after fellow Tokiwaso resident, manga creator, and Doraemon co-creator Fujiko Fujio A (actual identify Motoo Abiko) handed away.

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The Tokiwaso is an condo constructing in Toshima ward’s South Nagasaki neighborhood. It is legendary for housing a few of Japan’s most famed early manga artists, together with Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy), Fujio Akatsuka (Tensai Bakabon), Fujiko Fujio (Doraemon), and Shotaro Ishinomori (Kamen Rider). Yokota devoted himself to manga alongside different residents and in addition collaborated with a few of them.

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Sources: Sponichi Annex, Sankei News through Hachima Kikō