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NEWS: Manga Creator Kōji Miyata Passes Away at 34


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KENZICHI



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:17 pm Reply with quote
Very sad way to go. And so young too.

Seems like I'm always saying the exact same thing on threads like this, this year. People dying too young and not in a peaceful way.
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livinew



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:26 pm Reply with quote
Haven't read his works but it's sad that he died so young.
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samuelp



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:29 pm Reply with quote
The family is inviting "fans of his work" to the funeral vigil?

Something about that seems off... In Japan if you go to a funeral vigil you're expected to provide kōden, condolence money as a parting gift.
By asking normal fans of his work to attend the actual funeral vigil it strikes me as a bit distasteful.

Are there other examples of fans being invited to funeral services of artists like this?
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Kutsu



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:35 pm Reply with quote
R.I.P

Cerebral hemorrhage so young... Sad
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KH91



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:48 pm Reply with quote
Wow. That's very unfortunate. He was only 34, too. I send my condoles to his family, friends, co-workers, and fans.

RIP.
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GTO Neko



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:21 am Reply with quote
samuelp wrote:
The family is inviting "fans of his work" to the funeral vigil?

Something about that seems off... In Japan if you go to a funeral vigil you're expected to provide kōden, condolence money as a parting gift.
By asking normal fans of his work to attend the actual funeral vigil it strikes me as a bit distasteful.

Are there other examples of fans being invited to funeral services of artists like this?



First I've heard of that myself too, but I guess they're in the mindset of wanting to have the fans to visit them publicly and actually give their respects. It's one thing to show respect online, and sometimes have it be "half-assed" and not mean it; but to take the effort and show their respect to the family and all too, only true people could do that, and that's what I think it is that they're doing.

I wouldn't have done something like that since I can't handle funerals so well, but to at least have the message be sent across to give them my regards, that's the least I can do.
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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:56 am Reply with quote
Wow. Very young and a sad way to go. R.I.P. way too young.

Hadn't heard of him until this. Very sad way to find out about someone and their works. His manga sounds very interesting.
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Jose Cruz



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:06 am Reply with quote
That's super young. Are there any details on how he perished? Or he just spontaneously had hemorrage?
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CrowLia



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:12 am Reply with quote
samuelp wrote:
The family is inviting "fans of his work" to the funeral vigil?

Something about that seems off... In Japan if you go to a funeral vigil you're expected to provide kōden, condolence money as a parting gift.
By asking normal fans of his work to attend the actual funeral vigil it strikes me as a bit distasteful.

Are there other examples of fans being invited to funeral services of artists like this?


Why is it distasteful? I think it's very kind that they're allowing his fans to present their respects, and, on the cruder side of things, funerals are horribly costly. The fans that can and want to can say their farewells and thank him for his works, and the family gets a little monetary help. I'd call it a win-win situation except I don't think there can be "winners" when it comes to the death of someone so young.
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Hameyadea



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:31 am Reply with quote
That's too bad...
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meepsheeps



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:25 am Reply with quote
RIP.
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gpanthony



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:31 am Reply with quote
Such a shame! His art looks quite nice, too.... Prayers and condolences go out to his family.
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Sydney2K



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:23 am Reply with quote
This is very sad news. I am a very big fan of his work, picking up Kikimimi Zukan some years back (because of the cover) and reading his current serial, Inugami-hime ni Kuchizuke. His art was very lush and organic, as opposed to the sometime CGI sterility that affects other art. Inugami-hime ni Kuchizuke was a lot of fun, about a Ghostbusters-like band of supernatural busters, and the series was getting to a pivotable point. Hopefully Comic Beam will compile the remaining episodes into a final tankubon.

Widya Santoso
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AnimeAddict2014



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:55 am Reply with quote
34? that's pretty young..

no reported cause? family history? drink? smoke?

a cousin of mine was about the same age when he undergone heart surgery-- a heavy drinker/smoker for many years so i'm curious if it's the same case for this author..
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YotaruVegeta



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:40 am Reply with quote
Man, what a horrible end at such a young age.
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