Kuishin Bō!, Gokudō Meshi Manga Creator Shigeru Tsuchiyama Passes Away
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Leed Publishing Co., Ltd. announced on Friday that manga creator Shigeru Tsuchiyama passed away from cancer on May 24. He was 68. Tsuchiyama's family held a private funeral.
Tsuchiyama debuted as a manga creator with the Dallas no Atsui Hi manga in Akita Shoten's Monthly Shonen Champion magazine in 1973.
Under the penname Ryū Kaidō, Tsuchiyama illustrated Tetsu Kariya's Ginga Senshi Apolon manga, which inspired the UFO Senshi Daiapolon and UFO Senshi Daiapolon II television anime series that aired in 1976-1977. He also wrote the Shakking manga under the same penname, which inspired a nine-film live-action film series between 1997 and 2002, as well as several live-action shows.
In recent years he drew several gourmet manga, such as Kuishin Bō!, Kenka Ramen, Shoku-King, Ōgui Kōshien, Gokudō Meshi, Tōhan - The Air Food Battle!!, and Kinban Gourmet Bushimeshi! (pictured at right).
Kinban Gourmet Bushimeshi! inspired a live-action television series in January 2017.