News Manga Creator Satomi Koe Passes Away
posted on 2016-02-19 11:00 EST
Manga creator Satomi Koe passed away on February 14 due to gallbladder cancer. He was 65.
Koe debuted as a manga creator in 1973. In 1978, he and Kazuo Koike launched the Nijitte Monogatari manga (pictured at right) in Shogakukan's Weekly Post magazine. He and Koike would continue to work on the manga until they ended it in 2003 at 110 volumes. The two collaborated again on the sequel Shin Nijitte Monogatari from 2004 to 2005, and on another sequel titled Shin Nijitte Monogatari Tsurujirō from 2011 to 2012. Koe also drew the art for many of Koike's other manga, including Wasure Kuhee, Shitagari Hanjirō, and Seishun Chinpo Jūmu.
Koe also wrote and drew his own manga, including Section D. He had been drawing the art to Meiji Ippa's Bakutan Tsubame manga at the time of his death. The manga is currently being serialized in Koike Shoin Publishing's Comic Stranger Sorrento magazine.
Source: Yomiuri Online