Andō Natsu Manga Creator Yūji Nishi Passes Away

posted on 2013-02-06 11:10 EST
Writer best known for manga about aspiring chef that inspired live-action show

Manga creator Yūji Nishi passed away on Wednesday, February 6 due to stomach cancer. He was 59.

Nishi was born in Fukui Prefecture, and he worked as a writer with a number of artists to create manga such as Hana China and Minna no Bus. Andō Natsu - Edo Wagashi Shokunin Monogatari, his manga collaboration with Terry Yamamoto (Heisei Inu Monogatari Bow) about an aspiring pâtissiere (female pastry chef), inspired a 2008 live-action television series starring Shihori Kanja. The manga had run in Shogakukan's Big Comic Original magazine since 2005, although it had been on hiatus this year due to Nishi's illness.

A wake will be held on Friday, with the funeral on the following day. His chief mourner will be his son Yuzuki.

Source: Mainichi

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