Senior Japanese Manga Artist Shinji Mizushima Dies of Pneumonia
jpnn.com, JEPANG - Senior Japanese manga artist Shinji Mizushima has died at the age of 82.
He died on January 10 after battling pneumonia.
Mizushima was the figure behind baseball-themed mangas such as "Dokaben" and "Abu-san".
The Niigata-native started his career as a cartoonist in 1958 when he was 18 years old.
His popularity skyrocketed after publishing a baseball series in 1970.
One of his best-known works, "Dokaben", tells the story of a high school baseball player who competes in a national tournament. The story has run for 46 years.
"Abu-san", which is also about baseball, is no less popular and has run for more than four decades.
Tetsuya Chiba, a fellow Japanese manga artist known for his boxing series "Ashita no Joe", praised Mizushima's deep knowledge of baseball.
Senior Japanese manga artist Shinji Mizushima has died after battling pneumonia.
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