If someone succeeds in making the history of the football world, they inevitably remain a legend for life. This happened to Diego Armando Maradona, the historic Napoli footballer, who died prematurely in Tigre on November 25, 2020 just over two months ago. Arrived under all the dedications adds that of the author of Holly and Benji.
Yoichi Takahashi has attracted many footballers as a mangaka over the years. There Most are the protagonists of his captain Tsubasa, also known as Holly and Benji thanks to the anime that aired on our TVs. But sometimes he tried his hand at drawing real footballers and even met some of them live, like Fernando Torres.
This time the Mangaka pays homage to an illustration by Diego Armando Maradonaand published the drawing on social networks in the last few hours. Based on the young Maradona wearing the Argentina jersey he won the World Cup in, Takahashi recalls this myth, who recently passed away. In the image below, you can see Maradona drawn in the classic Takahashi style, keen to kick both the ball and hands in the air as a sign of triumph.
At one point, the mangaka Takahashi was abused by FIFA for abusing certain licenses from real teams and players.
"Captain Tsubasa" creator Takahashi Youichi drew a promotional illustration for the Japanese film release that focuses on the life of the late famous soccer player Diego Maradona
Image © Takahashi Youichi, Scudetto Pictures Limited pic.twitter.com/Ow0AgvZyqh- Manga Mogura (@MangaMogura) January 30, 2021