Another disheartening news coming straight from Japan. One of the mangaka, named Keijiro Cho, passed away at the age of 59. It’s very disheartening to hear such news since we all know how much this will affect his fans, friends, and family members.
The worst nightmare for a mangaka reader is to hear about his favorite mangaka’s death since we know his manga will be stopped after his demise.
However, we should not act like immature people and blame him for keeping the manga on infinite hiatus. Instead, we should pray for him and thank him for delivering such wonderful work every time so his soul will rest in peace in the afterlife.
Keijiro Cho’s Demise
On November 20, Keijiro Cho’s eldest daughter opened up on X (formerly Twitter), reading the sad news. She tweeted that her father, Keijiro Cho, passed on 18th November at the age of 59. They didn’t yet share the reason for his death, so we don’t know about it yet.
Cho sensei debuted as a manga artist in 1989 in Kondansha’s Weekly Shonen Morning Magazine with his first-ever manga, High School High Sky. This manga also helped him win the Tetsuya Chiba Award competition.
Cho sensei is well known for his manga, 13 Dogs. He also drew art for the manga Kiseki no Hito, written by Old Boy, a.k .a. the creator of Gaaron Tsuchiya.
Keijiro Cho was also known for his work in Pachinko Manga Magazine, Mahjong, and Golf, with titles like Gokudo x Kishu and Sakuma Kaoru no Golf Tte Mazukashii? Sonna no Dai Uso! We may soon know what will happen to all his pending work and the reason for his death by his family members.