Creator of Ninja Hatori and Doraemon Fujio A Fujiko Dies At The Age Of 88

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Fujio A Fujiko, best known for Ninja Hattori-Kun (Ninja Hattori), Warau Salesman (The Laughing Salesman), and co-creating Doraemon, passed away on Thursday, April 7th. He had been 88 years old at the time.

A concerned individual reported at 8:40 a.m. to the Kanagawa Prefectural Police from the Tama station somebody had fallen down on the property at Fujiko’s house. Fujiko was believed to have died by the time police showed up.

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Also during the 1960s, Abiko serialized light publications such as Ninja Hattori-Kun, Kaibutsu-Kun, Obake no Q-tarou, and Fuuta-Kun, but started drawing children’s gag manga including Oyaji Boutarou as well as Kyojin-gun, that also enclosed dark humor. At about the same moment, he took a more enigmatic and sophisticated turn with selections like Warau Salesman as well as Matarou ga Kuru!! Abiko managed to draw more drama-focused titles like Manga Michi and Shounen Jidai in the latter half of the 1970s.

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Doraemon was created in 1969 by the Fujiko Fujio duo and had become a huge hit after its animated series alteration in 1970. After splitting up in 1987, Fujimoto and Abiko went by the pseudonyms Fujio F. Fujiko and Fujio A Fujiko, respectively. Having followed the divide, Abiko returned to drawing darkly humorous manga for young adult magazines, accompanied by essays in his older life.

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May his Soul Rest In Peace. Heartfelt condolences from Team KaishiUniverse.

Source: Yomiuri Shimbun

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