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Rose of Versailles Creator Ikeda Wins 'Good Ager Award'

posted on 2009-09-22 19:17 EDT
Cobra/Cromartie's Matsuzaki also earns award for those who live life to fullest

Not-So-Daily Link of the Day II: 61-year-old The Rose of Versailles historical shōjo manga creator Riyoko Ikeda received the "Good Ager Award" in a ceremony on Tuesday in Ueno, Tokyo. The Japan Men's Fashion Unity organization presents this annual award to individuals that it believes has enjoyed life to the fullest, even in old age.

59-year-old singer Shigeru Matsuzaki was also honored this year. In addition to performing the theme songs for Nerima Daikon Brothers, Matsuzaki played lead characters in Space Adventure Cobra - The Movie and Nerima Daikon Brothers. He even played a caricature of himself in the live-action Cromartie High: The Movie.

During the ceremony, Ikeda expressed her shock at the recent passing of Crayon Shin-chan creator Yoshito Usui. She noted that the children in her family loved his work and expressed her regret that a creator with such an enormous influence on children is now gone.

Source: Daily Sports, Sankei Sports, Sports Nippon


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