It is announced today on his official blog by his wife that Japanese manga artist Yoshihiro Kuroiwa, best known as the illustrator of Kishin Douji Zenki manga series, passed away due to myocardial infarction on May 8. He was 55. The funeral has been already held with only his relatives.
From now on, no updates are planned for his official website, blog, and Twitter, but his wife wants to keep them on the internet as proof of his life.
— 黒岩よしひろ (@kuroiwa_yoshi) 2018年5月16日
He posted his last comment on Twitter on May 6 (JST), two days before his death, to promote the 13th
chapter of his leatest work Otomegami Amaterasu.
#コミックZ #日本神話#天照大神#国津神 https://t.co/OiVwjynrcT pic.twitter.com/LOwNZfM59w
— 黒岩よしひろ (@kuroiwa_yoshi) 2018年5月6日
Kuroiwa started his manga artist career as an assistant of Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl, ZETMAN). After
winning the Honorable Mention Award in the 26th Tezuka Award with Beauty Beast and being selected in
the Fresh Jump Award with Maiko Mysterious in 1983, he made his debut in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen
Jump with his first serialization work Sasuke Ninden 1986.
His most recent work is Otomegami Amaterasu that has been serialized in Homesha’s web manga
site Z since its launch in April 2017. Ideas and rough sketches for its unfinished next 14th chapter
is planned to be published in some form in cooperation with his family.
“Sasuke Ninden” (1986)
“Kishin Douji Zenki” (story by Kikuhide Tani/ 1993-1996)
“Otomegami Amaterasu” (2017-2018)
Source: Yoshihoro Kuroiwa official blog