Manga creator Seiki Tsuchida passed away in his home on April 24, 2012, due to cirrhosis of the liver. He was 43 years old at the time of his passing.
Tsuchida made his professional manga debut while he was still a teenager in 1986. That same year, he was a finalist for the Tetsuya Chiba Prize with his entry, “Zansho,” which became his first installment of his Miseinen series.
Tsuchida’s breakthrough work was 1991’s Orebushi. In 1994, he launched Henshuo. Tsuchida launched his best-known work, Under the Same Moon in Shogakukan’s Young Sunday magazine. This series won the Excellence Prize in the Media Arts Fesitval Awards in 1999, and it also inspired a 2005 film.
Tsuchida’s latest series, Kazoku, ran in the Thursday issues of Nihobungeisha’s Weekly Manga Goraku.