8 Man, Batman Manga Artist Jiro Kuwata Passes Away
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kuwata was born in Osaka in 1935, and he debuted as a manga creator in 1948 when he was 13 years old.
Kuwata is perhaps most well known in the West for his Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga manga. The manga adaptation of DC Comics' popular American superhero ran in Shonengahosha's Weekly Shōnen King and Shōnen Gahō magazines from 1966 to 1967. DC Comics released the 53-chapter manga in its original right-to-left format digitally and in print in 2014.
Kuwata's other manga include Maboroshi Tantei, Chōken Leap, Gekkō Kamen, Ultra Seven, and Elite, among many others. Maboroshi Tantei inspired a radio drama, a live-action show, and a live-action film.
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