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‘Doraemon’ co-creator Fujiko A. Fujio dies aged 88

Manga artist Fujiko A. Fujio (real name Motoo Abiko), best known as co-creator of Doraemondied at the age of 88. Fujiko A. Fujio was at his residence in Kawasaki, Tokyo when he passed away.

On Thursday morning, April 7, local police were alerted that Fujiko A. Fujio had passed out at his home. The manga artist is said to have already died by the time the police arrived on the scene. As of this writing, Fujiko A. Fujio’s cause of death is still unknown.

Fujiko A. Fujio was best known for working alongside his childhood best friend Fujiko F. Fujio (real name Hiroshi Fujimoto), and together the two had formed the duo Fujiko Fujio, which later disbanded.

Fujiko Fujio, the duo that created Doraemon, who would later become a popular icon loved by children around the world. | via Doraemon Wiki

As a duo, the two had created Doraemon, which became one of the most popular manga series of all time, with the main character also becoming a popular icon loved by children around the world. the Doraemon The manga series first came out in 1970 and lasted until 1996. Doraemon has continued to gain popularity over the years thanks to its many movies and series adaptations.

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Doraemon has continued to gain popularity over the years through its many movies and series adaptations. | through IMDB

Apart DoraemonFujiko A. Fujio was also known for creating other successful series, such as Ninja Hattori-kun, Kaibutsu-kun, and The salesman who laughsall of which have also been adapted into anime series.

Rest in peace, Fujiko A. Fujio. You are truly a legend who has had a huge impact on Japanese culture. Your legacy will surely be remembered.

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