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Police Suspect Suicide in Ramen Fighter Miki Creator Jun Sadogawa's Passing

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
34-year old manga creator was serializing Amane Atatameru manga at the time of his death

At around 5 a.m. on Tuesday, manga creator Jun Sadogawa (Real name: Mutsumi Kawato) was found deceased by hanging in the Shinsui Park located in Tone City's Kitaosoma District in Ibaraki Prefecture. He was 34 years old. He was found by a 60-year old man who happened to be passing by. The Ibaraki Prefecture police suspect that Sadogawa committed suicide by the state of the location Sadogawa was found.

According to the police's announcement, Sadogawa was found hanging from a tree with a rope tied around his neck, and he had passed away around dawn. Sadogawa's identity was confirmed by his driver's license, and his vehicle was found in the park's parking lot. There was no suicide note in his belongings.

Sadogawa was born in the Kitasoma District, and was currently serializing his Amane Atatameru manga in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine at the time of his death. He is possibly best known for his Muteki Kanban Musume (Ramen Fighter Miki) manga, which was adapted into an anime in 2006. ADV Manga had released the manga in North America as Noodle Fighter Miki, and Media Blasters licensed the anime for North American release.

Update:: Typo fixed. Thanks, enurtsol.

Source: Asahi Shimbun

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