This year we have had great things, and with that we also get bad things. Last monday, the whole anime and manga industry lost another pillar.
Shigeru Mizuki, for those who didn't know, was an...eccentric mangaka, to say the least. He went to WW2 and came back without an arm, but that didn't stop him from making manga. He started from nothing, even without a whole arm, and became one of the most known mangaka in Japan. He didn't have much fame with the Western audience because only just recently (around 4-6 years) we have started to get more of his works. But he started a whole sub-genre thanks to GeGeGe no Kitaro, he made incredible biographical works like Showa and showing more about Japan's history in that era, even at the age of 93 he still made manga, he even made a manga about Hitler!
But, not to go too far from the topic, we just want to say, Good-bye Shigeru Mizuki, most of us probably didn't exactly know you, or were familiar with most of your work, but you had a big impact for Manga and Anime, creating incredible and intelligent stories. You didn't live a short life, you lived a lot more compared to your friends (Ishinomori Shotaro, Tezuka Osamu, Yokoyama Mitsuru, etc etc), and we still hope you lived your life fully. Have fun, wherever you are, you glutton!
As a tribute to Mizuki-sensei and to celebrate his life we are making the Supernatural
keyword freeleech till the end of the week.