Manga Creator Hiroto Wada Passes Away

The editors of Kodansha’s Evening magazine have announced that manga creator Hiroto Wada suddenly passed away on July 18, 2021 due to a cerebral hemorrhage and other contributing factors. He was 46 years old at the time of his passing.

Wada’s manga titles include Phara-o, a comedy about an Egyptian pharaoh in modern Tokyo which he drew from 2017 to 2018. He then serialized another story about a character out of time, the Disney Manga: Stitch and the Samurai (Tono-sama to Stitch) in 2020.

Wada just launched a new period comedy titled Yankee Mito Kōmon in Evening on March 23, 2021, and the manga’s first print volume just shipped on July 21, 2021, three days after his passing.

Source: ANN

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