Manga Creator Mitsutoshi Furuya Passes Away at 85 by Global Anime

AbraxasDecember 13, 2021

Furuya published Gūtara Mama for 45 years; Dame Oyaji manga inspired 1974 TV anime

Manga publisher Futabasha announced on Monday that manga creator Mitsutoshi Furuya passed away on December 8 due to cancer. He was 85 years old.

His family held a private funeral service, but are also planning a memorial at a later date.

Furuya ended his Gūtara Mama (Slacker Mom) manga in September 2020. The manga launched in 1975 and had a 45-year run in The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper’s Sunday supplement paper Nichiyō Club. The manga inspired a live-action television series adaptation in 1983.

Furuya’s Dame Oyaji manga inspired a television anime adaptation in 1974.

Furuya’s Bar Lemon Heart manga ran in Futabasha‘s Manga Action magazine from 1985 until his death.

Sources: Futabasha‘s website, Comic Natalie via Hachima Kikō

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