The cartoonist of such influential works in manga as Captain Harlock or Space Battleship Yamato has died of heart failure
The legendary Japanese artist Leiji Matsumotopassed away on February 13 at the age of 85 in a Tokyo hospital due to a health complication, heart failure that has ended the life of this prolific author.
Among his cult works is ‘Captain Harlock‘, which he created in 1977 and was brought to television in 2002 and to the cinema in 2015, but the artist has influenced the manga with some of his other works, such as ‘Sapce Battleship Yamato‘.
It was when Matsumoto was six years old that he began to draw, and his encounter at the age of nine with the work ‘Shin Takarajima‘, of the teacher Osamu Tezukaconsidered the father of modern manga, made him discover his vocation as a cartoonist.
His most famous creation, Captain Harlock, was adapted for both television and film.
His daughter thanked the support and affection shown by all the fans and from the people involved in posting his leftovers, as well as medical staff,”who helped you in the preparation of this trip«.
His closest family has already held a funeral with his wife, the manga creator Miyako Momi, as the main mourner with his daughter.
Our best wishes to his family and friends, as well as to all his fans. The legendary mangaka is now traveling to the stars and will be forever remembered for his talent and artistry. ‘Captain Harlock’ is orphaned.
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