Manga creator Kazuyoshi Torii pased away at a Nagoya hospital on February 9 attributable to pancreatic most cancers. He was 75. His household held a personal funeral.

Torii was born in 1946 within the village of Katano, positioned in what it’s now Okazaki City in Aichi Prefecture. He educated below Osomatsu-kun creator Fujio Akatsuka and debuted as a manga creator with the one-shot gag manga “Kuchinashi Inu” (Dog With No Mouth) in Shogakukan‘s Weekly Shonen Sunday journal in 1968. His first serialized work was Toilet Hakase, which debuted in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump in 1969. The manga grew to become his signature work, with over 10 million copies in circulation.

His different manga included Robotta-kun, Uwasa no Tenkai, and Kutabare! Tō-chan. He additionally wrote eventualities for radio and tv applications.

He moved again to Aichi after the Eighties and served as a professor at Aichi Shukutoku University for college students who equally aspired to be manga creators.

Sources: Nikkan Sports, Comic Natalie