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Manhole cover of Chibi Maruko-chan.
Chibi Maruko-chan in her original illustrated form.

Manga Artist Sakura Momoko, Creator of Japan's Iconic "Chibi Maruko-chan", Dead at Age 53

By Jay Andrew Allen  ·  August 27, 2018 • Tagged with news, entertainment, manga

The author of the manga behind one of Japan's most long-running animes is dead of breast cancer at the young age of 53.

You Don't Know Gunma Yet

You Don't Know Gunma! Series Pokes Fun at "The New Jersey of Japan"

By Emma Ford  ·  August 15, 2018 • Tagged with news, entertainment, anime, manga

A comic book about the quirks of "the prefecture that time forgot" received a movie version last year, and is now airing as an anime.