Legendary Mangaka Fujiko A. Fujio Passes Away at 88

Manga artist Motoo Abiko, professionally known as Fujiko A. Fujio, has died at 88.

Fujio is known for works like Obake no Q-taro, created as part of the legendary mangaka duo Fujiko Fujio with Hiroshi Fujimoto (Fujiko F. Fujio), the creator of Doraemon. Fujimoto passed away at 62 in 1996.

As a solo author, Fujio went on to pen a sequel to the pair's Ninja Hattori series. He also created well-known franchises like The Laughing Salesman and Kaibutsu-kun.

Adapted with permission from Anime!Anime!

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