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    Anime and Manga Icon Leiji Matsumoto Passes Away At Age 85


    The legendary Leiji Matsumoto, creator of Space Battleship Yamato (宇宙戦艦ヤマト, Uchū Senkan Yamato), Captain Harlock (宇宙海賊キャプテンハーロック, Uchū Kaizoku Kyaputen Hārokku) and Galaxy Express 999 (銀河鉄道999, Ginga Tetsudō Surī Nain) , has passed away due to accute heart failure. His company, Leijisha Co., Ltd., has issued a statement...


    Manga artist Leiji Matsumoto left for the Sea of Stars from a hospital in Tokyo on February 13, 2023, at the age of 85. The funeral ceremony was already held with only close relatives.

    I think he had a happy life as he ran through his thoughts of continuing to draw stories as a manga artist.
    Matsumoto always said, "Where the wheels of time meet, we will meet again."
    We believe in those words and look forward to that day.

    To all the fans who have supported us so far, to all the related companies who have brought our work to the world, to all the local governments and organizations who have been indebted to us, to the cartoonists who have worked hard together since we were young, and I would like to express my deepest gratitude to everyone at the hospital who supported me on my departure. Thank you very much.

    We apologize for the inconvenience, but please refrain from sending condolences, flowers, or telegrams of condolence.

    The details of the farewell party have not yet been decided.

    February 20, 2023
    Leijisha Co., Ltd. Representative Director Makiko Matsumoto



    漫画家 松本零士が2023年2月13日都内病院にて星の海に旅立ちました 享年85です 告別式は近親者のみで既に執り行いました


    これまで応援くださいましたファンの皆様 作品を世に送り出してくださいました関係各社の皆様 お世話になりました各自治体ならびに各団体の皆様 若かりし頃から共に切磋琢磨してくださった漫画家の先生方 そして旅立ちにあたりサポートしてくださいました病院の皆様 心より深く感謝申し上げます 本当にありがとうございました

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