News The Ultraman Manga Artist Mamoru Uchiyama Passes Away
posted on 2011-12-01 08:07 EST
Mamoru Uchiyama, the artist behind The Ultraman, Little Kyojin-kun, and other manga, passed away in the morning on Thursday, December 1. He was 62.
Uchiyama made his debut in Ushio Shuppansha's Kibō no Tomo publication while he was at the anime studio Tatsunoko Productions. He would then launch the manga series version of the live-action special-effects program Jumborg Ace, followed by several manga based on the Ultraman franchise. In particular, his version of The Ultraman was a huge hit in its own right.
Besides Ultraman, Uchiyama created the baseball manga Little Kyojin-kun. In his later years, he picked up golfing, and he was working on the golf manga Dead ni Pin o! in Akita Shoten's Golf Comic magazine up until the time of his passing.
Source: Comic Natalie
Update: More information added.
this article has been modified since it was originally posted; see change history