Keiji Nakazawa Dead at 73

Hiroshima bombing survivor and creator of the acclaimed semi-autobiographical Barefoot Gen manga series Keiji Nakazawa passed away on December 19 due to lung cancer. He was 73. Nakazawa serialized his most famous manga from 1973 to 1985. Barefoot Gen has been translated into ten languages and sold over 6.5 millon copies. At Nakazawa’s own request, he will not have a memorial service.

Source: Anime News Network


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