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.
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 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.