Manga In Memoriam: 2012

Taking a final look back at the members of the manga industry who passed away during 2012:

  • Hisao Maki, co-creator of the WARU manga, passed away on January 2 at the age of 71.
  • Joya Kagemaru, co-creator of the WARU manga, passed away on April 5 at the age of 72 from pancreatic cancer.
  • Shuichi Higurashi, cover artist for Big Comic magazine, passed away on April 13 at the age of 75 from pneumonia.
  • Seiki Tsuchida, creator of the Under the Same Moon manga, passed away on April 24 at the age of 43 due to cirrhosis of the liver.
  • Jun Hatanaka, creator of the Mandaraya no Ryouta manga, passed away on June 13 at the age of 62 due to an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
  • Keiji Nakazawa, creator of the Barefoot Gen manga, passed away on December 19 at the age of 73 due to lung cancer.

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