Comic writer of “Boy Maruko” died of breast cancer

Momoko Sakura died on August 15, 53 years old.


On August 27, news of Momoko Sakura’s death was announced on her company’s website. Funeral was completed by family and friends. The artist has been fighting breast cancer for many years.

BoyMaruko comic adaptation animation is being shown on Fuji TV of Japan. On August 27, the station issued a statement to mourn the author: “The beloved Momoko Sakura has passed away. We are looking forward to discussing with you new stories and new details, but I left too soon. Both associates are very sad “. The first animated series about Maruko was played on Fuji TV since 1990, sticking with many generations of audiences.

Momoko Sakura

Although she was not excellent, though Maruko was born into a poor family, it was Maruko’s cheerful and mundane personality that made Maruko unmistakably unique. Not only the little girls but also older siblings, parents also like to read Maruko’s life stories as a way to find laughter after stressful working hours.

Yoshimoto Banana – a famous Japanese writer – expressed that she and Momoko Sakura mature together. Through the energetic letters that Momoko sent, Yoshimoto once thought his friends would overcome the illness. “Thank you Momoko Sakura for leaving me with many beautiful memories in my life”, wrote Yoshimoto Banana.

Momoko Sakura was born in 1965, composing comics since 1984. Maruko Kid’s work was composed based on her childhood experiences. The story revolves around the life of the little girl Maruko giddy, or goes to school late, doesn’t like doing exercises. The series has been adapted many times into animated films, dramas and movies. Funny Maruko image is also printed on cups, dishes, pairs, school notebooks …

Momoko Sakura

Momoko Sakura has been revealing the 30th anniversary of comic creation: “The past 30 years have been happy, sad. I have spent my happy days as a comic author. My words are not enough to show gratitude to readers”.

The departure of Momoko has left many regrets for comic lovers, especially fans of “Boy Maruko”. Hundreds of comments have been left to show respect for the female author as well as her contributions to the history of Japanese comics.

Golden Comics Award & Connection 2018 promotes international cooperation

Golden Comics Awards & Connections 2018, which takes place on October 2, is considered the historic success of those in charge of this comic event as well as those in this field.


That event once again attracted great attention thanks to the efforts of the organizers of the Taiwan Cultural Agency for organizing international exchange and networking events with the award ceremony.

Commenting on the above events, Hew Kuan-yau, Malaysia’s Managing Director of Asian Comic Books, said the Taiwanese comics field continued to be surprising, and the comic books he was seen at This event has been more diverse over the years. Elisabeth Wolf, the founder of the company and owner of Swiss Chinabooks E.Wolf, was pleased with the results of this year’s ceremony when buyers could buy comic rights when meeting some good comic artists. most of Taiwan. Paul Gravett, an independent British executive, notes that Sean Chuang is one of the best comic novelists in the world, and he hopes to see more literary comics in future events.

Taiwan’s comic is a rich source of products, ready to turn into derivative products. Understanding this well, the Gold Comics Award & Connection 2018 has a showcase that showcases how Taiwanese comic books have been inspired to be adapted into movies, games and music. AKRU’s “Scrolls of the Northern City” was released as a film, praised by French comic-book expert Laurent Melikian and Access Bright’s Japanese CEO Osato Yuji. Osato Yuji thinks that this product has shown a natural connection between comics and feature films.

Attracting the attention in the 2018 program is the exhibition of expanded practical applications (XR) of Young-Jiu Store and exhibiting themed songs with the Demo comic version. Overall the event shows the outstanding result of promoting derivative works in a culturally creative economy.

The year 2018 also marks the first collaboration of the Golden Comics Award & Connection with Japan’s Kaigai Manga Festa. Organizers paid for the 9th GCA winner Li Lung-chieh to attend this year’s Kaigai event. Other GCA winners will attend the COMITIA event in Tokyo in November as well as the Kitakyushu Pop Cultural Festival.

The Golden Comics Award & Connection 2018 is not only an opportunity to absorb new ideas into the local market, but also bring Taiwanese comics to the world.