Keiji Nakazawa, the creator of the manga series Barefoot Gen, passed away on December 19th from lung cancer. He was 73 years old. His comic, which was adapted into animated and live-action features as well as a dramatic TV series, was inspired by his own experiences as a survivor of the American bombing of Hiroshima that killed over 100,000 people including Nakazawa’s father and siblings. For more details, Comic Book Resources offers a nice obituary about Nakazawa’s life.
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