Gunma prefectural police say that the body discovered by a climber on Mount Arafune (elevation of 1422.5 metres), Saturday morning may be that of Yoshito Usui, author of "Crayon Shin-chan". Mount Arafune borders the prefectures of Gunma and Nagano. Full confirmation will be determined on Sunday.As previously reported
, on the 11th of September, Usui-san told loved ones that he was going climbing and return the same day. The following day, after he didn't come home and his family could not get in contact with him, his wife requested the help of police in Kasukabe, Saitama to help look for him. The search extended through neighbouring prefectures Gunma and Nagano. A Nagano police helicopter as well as police dogs were used to search Mount Arafune and surrounding areas along the borders of the two prefectures.
Usui-san lives in Kasukabe, Saitama where Crayon Shin-chan is based.
Because this is not a 100% confirmation, we'll be sure to keep you all posted as soon as we find out more information.Source