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The Chef Manga Artist Tadashi Katō Passes Away

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Author also drew Satellite no Niji, Ron-sensei no Mishimegane manga in 1970s

Publisher Nihonbungeisha announced on Friday that manga creator Tadashi Katō passed away of an illness on October 15, 2017.

According to Nihonbungeisha, it was Katō's family's wish to hold off on announcing his passing until now.

Katō drew the three-volume Satellite no Niji manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1976, and also drew the Ron-sensei no Mishimegane manga in Weekly Shonen Champion in the late 1970s.

He drew the original 41-volume The Chef manga with author Mai Tsurugina from 1985 to 1993. The pair worked on the 20-volume The Chef Shinshō manga from 2004-2012, the one-volume The Chef Final manga in 2012 and 2013, and then launched The Chef Alive manga in 2014. The manga remains unfinished.

The Chef inspired a live-action television series in 1995.

Sources: Nihonbungeisha, Comic Natalie


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