Manga Creator Kōji Miyata Passes Away at 34
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga creator Kōji Miyata passed away last Thursday, October 22, due to cerebral hemorrhage. He was 34.
Miyata began his career as a manga creator in 2007, publishing his "Neko de Tandem" (Tandem With a Cat) one-shot manga in Kadokawa's Comic Beam Fellows! magazine. He published his first serialized manga, Kikimimi Zukan (Pictorial Book of Sound), in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine in 2008. He serialized two other manga, Mahiru ni Miyoko (Miyoko at Noon) and Inugami-hime ni Kuchizuke (A Kiss for the Dog God Princess) in Fellows! magazine (renamed as Harta magazine in 2013).
He has also published many other one-shot manga, collected in the Utatane Hime (Napping Princess) and Yome ga Kore na Mon de. short manga compilations.
Miyata's family will hold a vigil for him on Tuesday. The family invites friends and fans of his work to participate in the vigil in Sōjiji Dainichido Funeral Hall, Tanashi, Nishitokyo. His burial will take place on Wednesday.
Thanks to Michael O'Rourke for the news tip