[Old News] 'Golgo 13' cartoonist Takao Saito dies, serialization continues with the cooperation of staff and editorial department

Takao Saito, a graphic novelist who has released numerous works such as 'Golgo 13', a long-lived work with more than 50 years of serialization, which recorded the number one volume in the world, 'Unnecessary Nosuke' and 'Onihei Hankachō'. Was announced to have died of pancreatic cancer at 10:42 on September 24, 2021. I was 84 years old.

Obituary: Mr. Takao Saito passed away | Big Comic BROS.NET | Shogakukan

Saito was born on November 3, 1936 in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture, and raised in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture. Initially he took over the family business, but made his debut in 1955 with 'Air Baron' at the age of 18. He was active as an up-and-coming manga artist at Hinomaru Bunko, the publisher of the popular 'book rental manga' at the time.

In 1960, he established 'Saito Production', a company for manga production. We have established a graphic novel production system by dividing the labor of work production.

From 1967, the serialization of the historical drama action 'Unnecessary Nosuke' started in Weekly Shonen Magazine.

The following year, from 1968, the serialization of 'Golgo 13', which is a masterpiece of Big Comic, started. Saito won the 21st Shogakukan Manga Award for Youth in 1975, the 31st Japan Cartoonists Association Award / Grand Prize in 2002, and the 50th Shogakukan Manga Award / Jury Special Award in 2004 for 'Golgo 13'. Awarded. The 201st volume of the comic released on July 5, 2021 has overtaken the 200th volume of the final volume of 'Kameari Koenmae Hakkosho, Katsushika Ward' released in September 2016. It became the world record of 'Series'.

Golgo 13 201 Battle of the Final Currency (SP Comics) | Takao Saito | Books | Mail Order | Amazon

On September 6, 2021, the 202nd volume of comics was released, further setting the record.

Golgo 13 202 Aden Bay Hunger (SP Comics) | Takao Saito | Books | Mail Order | Amazon

According to the Big Comic editorial department, the serialization of 'Golgo 13' will continue in the future with the cooperation of the staff and the editorial department, based on the wishes of Professor Saito.

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