It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of renowned manga creator, Gosaku Ota. He passed away on December 12 at the age of 74 due to complications from Covid-19.
At the end of November he was taken to the hospital. Although his condition stabilized later on but due to the after effects of COVID-19 his body became weak and he contracted pneumonia and later on he passed away due to it.
Gosaku Ota was born in 1948 and was a revered figure in the manga industry and his works have been enjoyed by millions around the world. His unique blend of artistry, storytelling and humor made him stand out among his peers. He will be remembered for his contributions to the world of manga and for inspiring generations of creators.
Gosaku Ota’s death is especially tragic considering it was caused by Covid-19, a virus that has taken so many lives around the world. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. We hope that his legacy will continue to live on through his manga creations.
Some of his popular manga adaptations are MarzingerZ, UFO Robo Grandizer, Getter Robo etc.