Zenki’s Illustrator Yoshihiro Kuroiwa Has Passed Away
by John Francis Matilde
An announcement was made from Yoshihiro Kuroiwa’s blog by his wife, informing everyone that the artist known for Kishin Douji Zenki manga passed away last Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at age 55. Funeral was held privately for his family and relatives.
Yoshihiro Kuroiwa was born in Nagano, Japan year 1962 and works as a mangaka. He started his career as an assistant to famous mangaka Masakazu Katsura in his work on Beauty Beast, a short story made in 1983. Kuroiwa’s well known manga series was Kishin Douji Zenki (story by Kikuhide Tani) which had been released from 1992 to 1996 in Weekly Shonen Jump. The series was also released as an anime in 1995 by Tokyo Television Network Co., Ltd. (TV TOKYO).
Kuroiwa’s known for his works such as Sasuke Ninden, Kishin Douji Zenki, Macross Frontier: Jikū Uta-Miko Ranka, Buddy Spirits, and his recently released Otomegami Amaterasu manga.
A List of his works:
サスケ忍伝 (Sasuke Ninden / Sasuke Ninbutsu)
“Weekly Shonen Jump”, 32nd – 41st week of the year 1986, 1 volume, publisher: Shueisha