Crayon Shin Chan Creator’s Tragic Death

by ebazaar 26 September 2009 One Comment

Whoever has never heard of Doraemon? A manga and anime character that has gain popularity worldwide. Kids everywhere love watching the anime on TV and reading the manga. On the day when the mangaka (a term known in Japan as a person who creates, write stories and draw comics) died, it was the day that many people, especially avid fans of the manga mourn altogether. Not only because there won’t be anymore releases but also because they’ve loved the mangaka, the ideas and good memories brought by him while reading the book.

crayon shin chanAnd I never thought that history might repeat itself. I was a hardcore fan of ‘Crayon Shin Chan’ which was created by Yoshito Usui, a very talented mangaka some nearly 20 year ago. Yes, it’s that old. In case you don’t know, Crayon Shin Chan is a very interesting fictional story about a very mischievous and a carefree five-year old boy who could make the world of everyone close to him go round. A young pervert with a kind heart, got it? But that main reason why I wrote this article is not to elaborately talk about my old time favorite manga but to inform of the current news about the terrible fatal accident that befell it’s creator, the late Yoshito Usui sensei.

Usui sensei was reported to be missing by his wife on the 12th of September, after going for his normal hiking routine at Gunma Perfecture the day before the report. He was supposed to come back home that night but didn’t. After about 8 days of continuous search, a dead body was found 120 meters below the cliff of Arafune Mountains and later was confirmed as the body of the late Yoshito Usui sensei. The legendary creator was confirmed dead at the age of 51, due to hiking accident.

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I wonder what will happen to the series next. The news said something about it still in terms of decision makings by Futabasha, the publishing company but one thing sure, there won’t be anymore work of Yoshito Usui sensei, besides what he has left us with – manga series of Crayon Shin Chan, numerous anime series and 17 animated films of Crayon Shin Chan.

Crayon shin chan movie and manga

Crayon shin chan movie and manga

May he rest in peace.

There will be a upcoming tribute of Crayon Shin Chan, it should be up in the near future.


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