Jiro Taniguchi, Japanese Manga Legend Dies At 69

Manga is one of the most celebrated pop cultures in the world. It gathers about a million of avid readers worldwide.

And it’s indeed a sad moment that one of its founding father finally put his pen down eternally.

Jiro Taniguchi, a Japanese manga artist and writer who created several legendary works such as “Icarus and “Quarter Lointain” has died at the age of 69.

Casterman, a French comics and children’s book publisher made the announcement via his Facebook page.

Taniguchi, received several television praises of writing episodes for the series “The Solitary Gourmet”.

On his lifetime, Taniguchi started his career as an assistant to local artist, Kyota Ishikawa.

His first published work was in 1970 entitled “A Desiccated Summer”. He also completed project collaborations with scenarist Natsuo Sekigawa. One of their projects is the “Botchan no Jidai” trilogy which won Osamu Tezuka Culture Award.

However, the cause of his death hasn’t been publicized.