Jiro Kuwata dead: Japan’s legendary Batmanga, Jiro Kuwata cause of death – obituary – tributes
- Died: July 2, 2020
- Age: 85 year old
- Cause of death: unconfirmed
How did Jiro Kuwata die? funeral plans.
Jiro Kuwata, the mangaka behind Phantom Detective, 8 Man, and one of the most fascinating takes on Batman around, has passed away. The news was confirmed by the artist’s publisher, Akita Shoten, in a short statement.
Kuwata’s career in manga took off in the late ‘50s, developing Maboroshi Tantei (adapted several years later as the tokusatsu series Phantom Detective) before collaborating with writer Kazumasa Hirai to create 8 Man for Weekly Shonen Magazine, an iconic forerunner of Japan’s fascination with cyborg superheroes. But outside of Japanese shores, Kuwata will be remembered not for one of his own creations, but an enduring spin on one of the world’s most famous comic book characters: Batman.
Jiro Kuwata obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page
The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements. We are unable to confirm if a GoFundMe was created by the family/friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.
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