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Legend Of Kamui Mangaka Brothers Sanpei Shirato and Tetsuji Okamoto Pass Away Days Apart

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Legend Of Kamui Mangaka Brothers Sanpei Shirato and Tetsuji Okamoto Go Away Days Aside

Legend Of Kamui Mangaka Brothers Sanpei Shirato and Tetsuji Okamoto Go Away Days Aside

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On October 26, the editorial division of Shogakukan’s Huge Comedian introduced that manga creator Sanpei Shirato (actual identify Noboru Okamoto) and manga artist Tetsuji Okamoto handed away on October 8 and October 12, respectively.

Shirato handed away on account of aspiration pneumonia, and Okamoto handed away on account of interstitial pneumonia. Shirato was 89. The 2 skilled manga creators had been brothers.

The brothers had been born to Tōki Okamoto, a Western-style painter of the proletarian artwork motion.

Shirato, too, wished to be a painter, however to assist his household after World Battle II he left secondary college and have become a author of “kamishibai” tales or picture-boards utilized in public storytelling.

He debuted as a manga creator in 1957 with Kogarashi Kenshi. He started writing and illustrating manga books for rental libraries and rose to fame in 1959 with “Ninja bugei cho (or “the e book of ninja martial arts”), tales of ninja adventures.

He printed the Kamui Den manga from 1964 to 1971 within the Month-to-month Manga Garo journal, which Shirato helped kind.

Sanpei Shirato-real identify Noboru Okamoto (pictured left in picture at proper), Tetsuji Okamoto (pictured proper)

On this planet of shōnen manga, he has made quite a few hits, particularly with ninjas, equivalent to “Sasuke,” “Kamui Gaiden,” and “Watari.” 

In 1963 Shirato obtained the 4th Kodansha Kids’s Manga Award for “Seton Dobutsuki” and “Sasuke”. He launched the sequel manga, Kamui Gaiden, in 1965, and it was printed by Weekly Shonen Sunday.

Viz Media launched the manga in English below the title The Legend of Kamui. The manga impressed the Ninpu Kamui Gaiden tv anime in addition to a live-action movie.

Okamoto drew the Kamui Den Dai Ni-bu manga, which serves because the second a part of the principle manga. The manga concluded at 22 volumes and was printed between 1988 and 2000. Okamoto moreover drew the quick manga Kamui Gaiden: Saikai, which got here out in 2009. His brother Shirato composed the manga.

Supply: ANN

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