Not a member? Register now!
Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter! Check out our new tumblr page. :)
Site News: Celebrate another new year with us and check out our 2015 yearbook!! Forums have officially switched to XenForo.
Manga News: Check out the new Boruto Manga! Check out these new manga (5/23/16 - 6/5/16).
Manhwa & Manhua News: Check out the new Manhwa and Manhua shout-out (March 2016).
New Forums: Visit the new forums for Boku no Hero Academia!
Event News: Community Awards 2016 is ongoing!
Translations: Gintama 610 by kewl0210 , One Piece 842 by cnet128

Author of Long-Running Honobono Kun Passes Away

+ posted by Loserbait in Manga News on Jul 18, 2010 00:51

Manga author, Kimihiko Tsukuda passed away on the 28th of June of pneumonia, it was made public today. He was 80 years old.

His most-known series, Honobono Kun, ran from 1956 till 2007 and was serialised in the Tokyo Shinbun. In that time, there was an approximate total of 7 years break, but 44 years of serialisation is a very well-commended effort. Appearing a total of 15,451 times, the series set the record for most serialised appearances in a domestic newspaper. The second longest-running newspaper comic is the late Yoshiro Kato's "Mappira-kun," which ended on its 13,615th strip in 2001. At the time, Tsukuda-san could no longer continue the series due to ailing health.

In 2004, Honobono Kun won the Japan Cartoonists Association Awards.


Have you shown your appreciation today? Click the thanks button or write your appreciation below!

#1. by lucipher701 ()
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
I can't say I've ever heard of this series o.0
#2. by p1xel ()
Posted on Jul 20, 2010
Didn`t read it but 44 years serialized manga is nice:p

#3. by Aikidoka ()
Posted on Jul 21, 2010
holy crap, 44 years what a badass. Rest in peace Mr. Tsukuda.
#4. by sei-star ()
Posted on Jul 24, 2010
44 years is quite an amazing feat. I'm sure most people couldn't pull that off, especially into their late 70s. May he rest in peace.
#5. by Syphilias ()
Posted on Jul 31, 2010

About the Author:

Alias: Loserbait
Registered: Mar 6, 2007
Message: PM |

Author's Contributions

Forum Posts:

Latest Translations

Date Manga Ch Lang Translator
Oct 28, 2016 Gintama 610 en kewl0210
Oct 27, 2016 Toriko 393 en kewl0210
Oct 27, 2016 Mayonaka no X Giten 24 en Dowolf
Oct 27, 2016 Saike Once Again 51 en Bomber...
Oct 27, 2016 Innocent Rouge 21 en kewl0210
Oct 26, 2016 Saike Once Again 50 en Bomber...
Oct 25, 2016 RYOKO 2 en Bomber...
Oct 25, 2016 Saike Once Again 49 en Bomber...
Oct 25, 2016 3-gatsu no Lion 126 en kewl0210
Oct 25, 2016 3-gatsu no Lion 125 en kewl0210

Latest Releases

Date Manga Ch Lang Uploader
Mar 1 MH Yearbook 2013 Mangahe...
Jan 19 MH Yearbook 2012 1 Mangahe...
Nov 14 Houkago 1 Osso
Nov 14 Oragamura 1 Osso
Nov 14 Kenka 1 Osso
Nov 14 101Kg 1 Osso
Nov 14 Murder 1 Osso
Nov 14 Doubles 1 Osso
Nov 14 Pinknut 1 Osso
Nov 14 Kimagure 1 Osso