RIP, Crayon Shin-chan’s Yoshito Usui

22 09 2009

JG Crayon Shin-chanAs many net-saavy anime fans are probably aware, creator of the manga series Crayon Shin-chan has been found dead in a mountain where he was hiking, nearly a week after he’d been reported missing.

As a general rule of thumb, J Geeks likes to stay out of the personal lives of those behind our favorite Japanese creations, but the death of Yoshito Usui is a little too tragic to ignore. Crayon Shin-chan was a huge success in Japan, with a TV anime since 1992 which was both extremely popular and very controversial; many parents didn’t want their children watching the show for fear they would emulate the naughty lead character.

Usui-sensei’s death was tragic, and J Geeks expresses its condolences to Usui-sensei’s family and many fans.

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