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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.

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Comments
#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
大体漫画家だよう!44年はとてもすごいだぜ〜!

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