Manga In Memoriam: 2015

Taking a final look back at the members of the manga industry who passed away during 2015:

  • Kazumasa Hirai, manga story writer, passed away on January 17, 2015 at the age of 76.
  • Yoshihiro Tatsumi, manga pioneer, passed away on March 7, 2015 at the age of 79.
  • Cocoa Fujiwara, manga creator, passed away on March 31, 2015 at the age of 31.
  • Kou Kojima, manga creator, passed away on April 14, 2015 at the age of 87.
  • Masaki Himura (also known as Yuki Shinkiba), manga creator, passed away on June 17, 2015 after a battle with cancer.
  • Anastasia Moreno, manga translator, passed away on July 11, 2015 after a battle with cancer.
  • Hinako Konno, manga creator and illustrator, passed away on August 18, 2015 from an acute heart disease.
  • Koji Miyata, manga creator, passed away on October 22, 2015 at the age of 34 due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
  • Jinpachi Mori, manga creator, passed away on November 21, 2015 at the age of 57 due to Barrett’s esophagus leading to esophageal cancer.
  • Shigeru Mizuki, manga creator, passed away on November 23, 2015 at the age of 93 due to heart failure.

Additional In Memoriam post:

Manga Creator Kōji Miyata Passes Away

Anime News Network is reporting that manga creator Kōji Miyata passed away on October 22, 2015 due to a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 34 years old at the time of his passing.

Miyata began his career as a manga creator in 2007, publishing his “Neko de Tandem” (Tandem With a Cat) one shot manga in Kadokawa’s Comic Beam Fellows! magazine. He published his first serialized manga, Kikimimi Zukan (Pictorial Book of Sound), in Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Beam magazine in 2008. He serialized two other manga, Mahiru ni Miyoko (Miyoko at Noon) and Inugami-hime ni Kuchizuke (A Kiss for the Dog God Princess) in Fellows! magazine (renamed as Harta magazine in 2013).

He also published many other one shot manga, collected in the Utatane Hime (Napping Princess) and Yome ga Kore na Mon de. short manga compilations.

Source: ANN