Shueisha has announced that manga creator Satomi Mikuriya passed away on December 14, 2022. Mikuriya had been undergoing medical treatment. He was 74 years old at the time of his passing.
Mikuriya was born on May 20, 1948 in Nagasaki. He debuted in 1970 with the Kuroi Tsurugi manga.
Mikuriya created the Nora no Hakobune manga in 1977. He served as the director, storyboarder, and designer of the Nora anime as well and was also a CG director for the Golgo 13: The Professional anime. He also created the Kentauros no Densetsu manga, which inspired an OVA. He was the creator behind the Entaku no Kishi Monogatari: Moero Arthur anime. He provided designs for Crusher Joe: The Movie, Phoenix 2772 – Space Firebird, and Big Wars. His other works include Icarus no Musume and Saketa Passport.