How Did Fujiko Fujio Die? What Was His Cause Of Death?

Published from 1969 to 1996 in Japan, Doraemon is a manga that has been a huge success around the world. Co-created by two mangakas, we learn today that one of them, Fujiko Fujio A, whose real name is Motoo Abiko, died today at the age of 88.

This morning, around 8:40 am, the Japanese police received a call indicating that a person had passed out at the mangaka’s residence, located in Kawasaki, in the Tokyo area. When authorities arrived at the scene, Motoo Abiko was dead .

The lifeless body of the manga author was found this Thursday morning at his home in the city of Kawasaki, Kanagawa prefecture, south of Tokyo, according to media such as the public network NHK.

So far, the Japanese police are investigating his cause of death, although no signs of violence were apparently found.

Born in 1934, Abiko was the eldest son of the superior of a Buddhist temple in Toyama Prefecture, central Japan. It was in this religious place that the future mangaka grew up until the death of his father when he was only ten years old. During an interview given to Japanese media Asahi  in 2020, Abiko said that the death of her father was the event that had the most impact on her life.

After graduating from high school in Takaoka City, he met his other half for years, Fujimoto. He worked in the local newspaper, directed by his uncle, and later dedicated himself to doing portraits and interviews for the art and society section.

Doraemon, the now orphaned blue robot cat

Published as early as 1969,  Doraemon  was created by two mangakas, Fujiko Fujio A and Fujiko F. Fujio. The two artists separated in 1987 while the manga was not yet finished. Motoo’s partner Abiko, whose real name was Hiroshi Fujimoto, died on September 23, 1996. Nonetheless,  Doraemon  is one of those timeless franchises. Indeed, the adventures of the blue cat-robot have seen several animated adaptations, the last of which has been on the air since 2005.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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