2021 was not an easy year for Mangaka. In May Kentaro Miura, the well-known mangaka from Berserk died suddenly, while Takao Saito, the legendary mangaka from Golgo 13 a few months ago, sadly said goodbye to this world at the age of 84 for a few weeks. .
Hiroshi Hirata died on December 11, 2021 at the age of 84 because of cardiac arrest. This was announced by the official website of the Mangaka in the last few hours, where a pencil drawing of the second son Atsuyoshi Hirata also appeared, which you can find below, with the smiling face of the Mangaka.
Born in Itabashi on February 9, 1937, Hirata has written many stories that were published between the late 1950s and 1990s, although he has nonetheless published some work in the past twenty years. His figure is closely related to that Manga Gekiga and was one of the most important faces of the Japanese comics scene. Satsuma Gishids, Zatoichi and many others are the stories he wrote, some of which have also received adaptations.
Just some of the you work harder than Hiratathat manages to immerse the reader in a bygone Japan with all its details, with the problems and tensions that plagued those years. His contribution isn't just tied to his manga, however, since it was he who created the Akira logo, worldwide known.