Monday, September 21, 2009

Japanese Comics Creator Dies in Climbing Accident

Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment » Crayon Shin-chan creator dies in climbing accident

Yoshito Usui, creator of the manga feature CRAYON SHIN-CHAN, apparently fell while mountain climbing and perished.

I was not a huge fan of CRAYON SHIN-CHAN, but I must respect its gigantic success.  Usui produced stories of the rude, obnoxious five-year-old for 19 years straight.  The comic (published in the U.S. by CMX, a DC imprint) was turned into a hit anime TV series (shown in the U.S. on ADULT SWIM); and the series, in turn, generated some 17 animated features.
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