Seinen action manga 13 Dogs’s creator, Keijiro Cho, passed away on November 18th at the age of 59. The news was shared on his Twitter account, where the mangaka’s eldest daughter took over to inform the creator’s fans of his passing.
The wake was held on November 24th, Friday, at 6:00 p.m. The creator’s funeral ceremony took place at Sagami Liturgy Iruma Funeral Center. According to Keijiro Cho’s eldest daughter’s tweet, the chief mourner for the ceremony was his eldest son, Taiji Masuda.
The funeral was held among family members and close relatives only. On November 28, Keijiro Cho’s eldest daughter informed the fans that she was able to complete her father’s wake and funeral ceremony without any hindrance.
She was thankful to all the family members who took their time to attend her father’s wake, offered flowers, and sent their condolences through text messages.
The mangaka’s eldest daughter mentioned their beloved dog, who had passed away before Keijiro Cho. She hopes that her father will be able to reunite with their beloved dog in heaven.
Keijiro Cho made his last tweet before his passing on November 8, 2023, where he mentioned that even though he did not like Hidetaka Yoshioka in A House Without a Kotatsu.
He still watched My Story Is Long because it was written by screenwriter Kaneko Shigeki, who worked on both projects.
Creator Keijiro Cho started his career with High School High Sky in 1989, published in Kodansha’s Weekly Morning magazine.
Keijiro Cho was known for his manga Gakuen Boukenki Bonba! early in his career, which was released in 2003. The two-volume action comedy Seinen manga was published by Futabasha and was also serialized in Manga Action.
Keijiro Cho’s final work was the Seinen manga ‘Reigan’ in 2014; before that, he collaborated with other manga artists on a joint project in the comedy manga ‘Akagi: Zawa… Zawa… Anthology. Some of his other works as a manga artist include Gokudou x Kishu, Kiseki no Hito, and Mister Bhraman.