[Old News] Shinji Mizushima, a cartoonist known for 'Dokaben', died

Shinji Mizushima, who produced many hits such as 'Dokaben,' 'Yakyukyo no Uta,' and 'Abu-san,' and is known as a leading baseball manga, died of pneumonia. I was 82 years old.

Manga artist Shinji Mizushima dies 'Dokaben' 82 years old: Hokkaido Shimbun electronic version


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Manga artist Shinji Mizushima dies. Popular across generations such as 'Dokaben' | Obituary | NHK News

Mr. Mizushima was born on April 10, 1939 (Showa 14), was born in Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, and made his debut as a book rental manga artist. In 1969, 'Ace's Condition ', the first full-scale baseball manga, was serialized in 'Weekly Shonen King'.

From 1970, 'Gokyu' pitcher Fujimura Koshien won the Koshien championship, and ' Men's Aho Koshien ' aiming for a confrontation with Shigeo Nagashima was serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday for 5 years and 28 volumes in total.

'Yakyukyo no Uta ', which has been serialized in 'Weekly Shonen Magazine' since 1972, is also famous for being made into a live-action movie and TV animation.

Also, from 1972, ' Dokaben ' was published in Weekly Shonen Champion. A baseball manga depicting the activities of Dokaben, Taro Yamada, who is 'gentle and powerful,' and 48 volumes have been published by the end of the serialization in 1981.

Following the 'dokaben' This after, the other Mizushima work character is through bringing together the 'large Koshien', 'dokaben professional baseball Edition' 'dokaben Superstars Edition' 'dokaben Dream Tournament Edition', completed in 2018. The total number of volumes in the series has reached 205.

In addition, 'Abu-san, ' which started serializing in 'Big Comic Original' in 1973 in parallel with 'Dokaben,' has become a long-term serialization that continues until 2014.

In 2018, when 'Dokaben' was completed, he finished the presentation of his work after drawing the one-shot of 'Abu-san', and announced his retirement as a manga artist on December 1, 2020. 'Thank you very much to all the publishers who have been indebted for many years, the manga world, the baseball world, the drawing staff, and above all, the readers who supported the work.' ..

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