Yoshito Usui, author of Crayon Shin-Chan found dead at 51 (2)

1 Name: Unverified Source : 2009-09-28 21:15 ID:udIonnbc

The last few days have marked a sad, tragic time in the manga world, as one of Japan's most beloved manga artists, Yoshito Usui, was confirmed dead at 51.

"Usui was reported missing from his hometown of Kasukabe on September 12th after failing to return from a hiking trip. The body wearing clothes matching the report was found at the foot of a cliff near Gunma prefecture's Mount Arafune. Usui's identity was confirmed from dental records and by his family September 19th.

Usui was most famous for creating the manga Crayon Shin-chan, a weekly serial published in Weekly Manga Action. First debuting in 1990, the series follows the comedic adventures of five-year-old Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara and his family, friends and neighbors. The manga and its 1992 anime adaptation have been regarded by some as Japan's equivalent to The Simpsons, and is popular worldwide, aired in Spain, the US, Indonesia, Korea, the Philippines, Poland, Vietnam and other countries."

I was tempted to post some AA related to some particular prefecture, but it's Usui, for God's sake. It's time to mourn his loss as the man he was.

2 Name: Seiichi Kirima : 2009-09-30 19:55 ID:0wF7rbTK

That's an unpleasent way to go. But I'll care more when Tsugumi Ohba or Kouhei Kadono die.

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