The husband of manga creator Yū has announced on his wife’s Twitter account that she passed away on July 1, 2017, while being treated for an unspecified illness. Yū’s husband reported that she had been in poor health since the end of May 2017, but she had been gradually improving. He added that her sudden passing was not directly linked to her chronic illness.
Yū’s husband noted that she had loved to draw since she was little, and he heard from her parents that she was always drawing during her childhood. When she was asked to draw the manga adaptation of Mamoru Hosoda’s Wolf Children anime film in 2012, she realized her dream of becoming a manga creator.
From 2014 to 2017, Yū also drew her own original work Go-Jikan-me no Sensō (The Fifth-Period War or Home, Sweet Home!) in Kadokawa’s Young Ace magazine. Her other manga include “Sayonara, Mata ne” (Farewell, See You Later).