Manga creator and artist Ichiro Tominaga died on May 5, 2021 in Setagaya, Tokyo. Though the dying occurred earlier this month, the information solely broke on May 21. He died of pure causes at age 96. He was well-known for manga similar to Chinkoro Ane-chan, Sekkachi Neeya, and Ponkotsu Oyaji. [Thanks, Anime News Network!]

Tominaga was born in 1925, in Kyoto City. He went to Tokyo in 1951 and began to work as a manga artist. His work, similar to Chinkoro Ane-chan, has homey and generally erotic humor that’s focused at adults within the decrease center class. Not solely did he write manga, however he additionally appeared on tv.  He was a visitor on Owarai Manga Dojo and competed towards Yoshiji Suzuki. Suzuki was a manga creator who penned Sanwari-kun, which is a yonkoma sequence.

This will not be the one loss for the manga neighborhood. Earlier this week, Kentaro Miura, the creator of Berserk, handed away from an acute aortic dissection.

Tominaga’s contemporaries famous that he had a bright and cheery personality who may flip even the saddest occasion right into a humorous one. Despite this, he was very severe when it got here to work. Tominaga received a Japan Cartoonists Association Award in 1986 and a Medal with Purple Ribbon in 1992. He acquired The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette in 1998. In addition, Tominaga was elected to develop into the honorary director of the Kibi Kawakami Fureai Manga Museum, which is positioned in Okayama Prefecture.

Ichiro Tominaga died on the age of 96 on May 5, 2021. He was the artist and creator of Chinkoro Ane-chan and Sekkachi Neeya.