Wednesday, October 4

Comiket founder Yoshihiro Yonezawa dies at 53

Yoshihiro Yonezawa, a manga critic and president of Comiket, the world's largest comic convention, died on Sunday from lung cancer. He was 53.

Yonezawa organized the first Comiket (Comic Market) in 1975 to display and sell dojinshi (self-published manga and novels). In 2002 he won a Japan Society for Children's Literature Prize for his work "Fujiko Fujio-ron: F to (A) no Hoteishiki" (Fujio Fujiko discourse: the F and "A" equation).

The manga critic's funeral will be held jointly by his family and the Comiket committee at Zenpukuji Temple in Tokyo's Minato-ku on Oct. 7. The chief mourner at the funeral will be Yonezawa's wife Eiko. (Mainichi)

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My special tribute to him, who make possible the doujin culture which gave the world a lot of good animes and manga. For example TYPEMOON with their respective games, Tsukihime and Fate/Stay Night.

Rest in Peace.