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Eko Eko Azarak Manga Creator Shinichi Koga Passes Away

posted on 2018-03-17 02:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Horror manga artist published Eko Eko Azarak between 1975-1979

Publisher Akita Shoten announced on Friday that manga creator Shinichi Koga (real name: Shinsaku Koga) passed away on March 1 due to illness. Koga was 81.

Koga's family held a private funeral service.

Koga serialized the Eko Eko Azarak horror manga in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine between 1975 and 1979, and Akita Shoten published the series in 19 volumes.

The manga inspired six live-action films between 1995 and 2006, as well as a live-action television series in 1997. The manga also inspired a two-episode OVA series in 2007. In addition, the manga has inspired two video games.

Sources: Mainichi Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun, Sponichi Annex via Arama Japan


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