The Chef Manga Artist Tadashi Katō Passes Away
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
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.
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.