The official Twitter account representing Yoshiko Tsuchida’s beloved manga, “Tsuruhime-ja!” made a solemn announcement on Saturday regarding the passing of the legendary creator herself, who departed from this world on Friday.
Yoshiko Tsuchida, a talented artist, reached the age of 75.
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Born in the vibrant city of Tokyo in 1948, Tsuchida embarked on her remarkable journey in the world of manga. She commenced her career as an apprentice under the guidance of the iconic Fujio Akatsuka, renowned for his creations such as “Himitsu no Akko-chan” and “Osomatsu-kun.” In 1968, she took her first steps as a manga creator.
【訃報】— つる姫じゃ〜っ！ (@hagemasujo) September 16, 2023
9月15日午前9時51分土田よしこ先生 逝去しました。 pic.twitter.com/alcK1CBa0i
Tsuchida’s enchanting shōjo masterpiece, “Tsuruhime-ja!,” graced the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Margaret magazine from 1973 to 1979. This unforgettable creation became the source of inspiration for a mesmerizing 49-episode television anime adaptation that made its debut in 1990.
In addition to her magnum opus, Tsuchida penned a rich tapestry of other manga works, including titles like “Nanohana Tsubomi,” “Watashi wa Sijimi!,” “Yoshiko de~su! Waratte Itadakimasu!!,” “Hideko-chan,” “Kimidori Midoro Aomidoro,” “Neba Neba Nebako,” “Mattanashi!! Yoshiko wa Old Lady,” and more. Her creative legacy leaves an indelible mark on the world of manga.