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Old Boy Manga Author Caribu Marley Passes Away

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ao no Senshi, Hard Core author was 70

The official Twitter account of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Beam magazine announced on Monday that manga creator Caribu Marley passed away on January 7. He was 70. Marley's close relatives held a funeral.

Marley drew manga under numerous pen names, including Garon Tsuchiya, Hijikata Yūmine, Dark Master, Tsubakiya no Minamoto, and Marginal. Marley is perhaps best known for the manga Old Boy (published under the Garon Tsuchiya pen name) with artist Nobuaki Minegishi, which ran in Futabasha's Manga Action magazine from 1996 to 1998. The manga inspired Park Chan-wook's South Korean live-action adaptation in 2003, as well as Spike Lee's 2013 Hollywood remake.

Under Caribu Marley, he wrote the Ao no Senshi manga with late artist Jiro Taniguchi, and Hard & Loose with illustrator Kaiji Kawaguchi. He also wrote the Hard Core: Heisei Jigoku Brothers manga with illustrator Takashi Imashiro. A live-action film adaptation of Hard Core is slated to open this year by director and producer Takayuki Yamada.

Source: Comic Natalie


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