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Monday, November 30, 2015

Farewell, Shigeru Mizuki

Today the world has lost a master of the horror manga. Shigeru Mizuki has passed away at the age of 93, in a Tokyo hospital. Farewell, Shigeru, you will be missed.

Shigeru Mizuki (March 8, 1922 – November 30, 2015) was a Japanese manga artist, most known for his Japanese horror manga GeGeGe no Kitaro ("Spooky Kitarou") - originally titled Hakaba Kitaro ("Kitarou of the Graveyard") - Kappa no Sanpei, and Akuma-kun.

Originally from Sakaiminato in Tottori prefecture, he currently resides in Chofu, Tokyo. His pen-name, Mizuki, comes from the time when he managed an inn called 'Mizuki Manor' while he drew pictures for kamishibai. A specialist in stories of yokai (a subgenre in Japanese horror), he is considered a master of the genre. He is also known for his World War II memoirs and his work as a biographer.

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