Legendary Manga Creator Hiroyuki Takizawa Passes Away

(Last Updated On: August 6, 2023)

The manga community is in mourning as it bids farewell to Hiroyuki Takizawa, who passed away on May 31 due to gallbladder cancer. The news was revealed in the August 18-25 issue of Houbunsha’s Weekly Manga Times magazine, leaving fans and fellow creators shocked and saddened by the loss of a talented artist.

Hiroyuki Takizawa was a prolific manga creator known for his unique storytelling and artistic style. One of his recent collaborations was with Kaoru Hazuki, and together they launched the manga series “Haken no Daida” in 2020. The series gained popularity among readers for its gripping narrative and compelling characters. Tragically, the fourth chapter of “Haken no Daida,” published in the aforementioned issue, marked the end of the series and became Takizawa’s final work.

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Throughout his career, Takizawa showcased his creative prowess by penning several other notable manga titles. Among them were “Joshi Ana Nanase” (Female Announcer Nanase) and “Kokka Shikaku no Onna no Naisho no Yoru” (Secret night of a national qualified woman), both of which were also created alongside Kaoru Hazuki. These works further solidified Takizawa’s reputation as a skilled storyteller who could craft narratives across various genres.

Hiroyuki Takizawa Passes Away

Takizawa’s contributions to the manga industry will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on readers and fellow creators alike. His ability to captivate audiences through intricate plots and emotionally resonant characters earned him a dedicated following. Fans fondly remember the joy and inspiration they derived from his works, and his unique approach to storytelling will be sorely missed.

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As we remember Hiroyuki Takizawa and the legacy he leaves behind, the manga community comes together to express its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. May his art continue to inspire future generations of manga creators, and may his memory forever live on through the pages of his beloved works. Rest in peace, Hiroyuki Takizawa.


Source | Weekly Manga Times August 18-25 issue

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