Mangaka and Ninja Hatori creator Fujiko Fujio A (real name Motoo Abiko) was found deceased in his residence at Kawasaki on Thursday morning at the age of 88.
Along with Ninja Hatori he also co-created famous children’s manga Doraemon.
The police responded to a distress call reporting that someone had collapsed at the mangaka’s residence at around 8:40 am. However, Fujiko was already deceased by the time the cops arrived at the scene.
The police are doing further investigation regarding the cause of death of the mangaka. Though, they have stated that through customary examination it was revealed that Fujiko had no signs of any external injury or wound.
Fujiko Fujio A is well known for his collaborative work with Fujiko F. Fujio (real name Hiroshi Fujimoto) under a common pseudonym Fujiko Fujio.
Under which, the duo created the world famous Doraemon manga. It ran from 1970 to 1996. The duo went their separate ways in 1987 with Abiko taking the Fujiko Fujio A pen-name, whereas Fujimoto went by the pen-name Fujiko Fujio F which was later changed to Fujiko F. Fujio.
Of the duo, Fujimoto died in 1996.
Along with Ninja Hatori and Doraemon, Abiko also created various successful manga series such as Kaibutsu–kun, Pro Golfer Saru and Warau Salesman. The Ninja Hatori anime had its run from 1981 to 1987, 3 anime movies from 1982 to 1984, and a live-action movie in 2004. Kaibutsu-kun had 2 anime seasons with season 1 running from 1968 to 1969 and season 2 running from 1980 to 1982. Along with the anime series it also had 2 anime movies in 1981 and 1982.
The series Pro Golfer Saru had a TV anime special in 1982, an anime series running from 1985 to 1988 along with 2 anime movies in 1986 and 1987.
Warau Salesman had an anime series running from 1989 to 1992. The series was refurbished later on in 2017 as The Laughing Salesman new.