Fujiko Fujio

pen name of manga artists Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko

Fujiko Fujio (藤子 不二雄) was a pen name of a Japanese manga writing duo formed by two Japanese manga artists. Their real names are Hiroshi Fujimoto (藤本 弘, Fujimoto Hiroshi, December 1, 1933 – September 23, 1996) and Motoo Abiko (安孫子 素雄, Abiko Motoo, March 10, 1934 – April 7, 2022). They formed their partnership in 1951. They used the Fujiko Fujio name from 1954 until they ended their partnership in 1987.

Fukimoto was known for Fujiko F. Fujio and Abiko was known as Fujiko A. Fujio. They are best known for creating the popular and long-running series Doraemon. The main character is seen as a cultural icon of modern Japan.[1]

Fujimoto was born in Takaoka, Toyama. He died of liver failure in Tokyo in 1996, aged 62.[2]

Abiko was born in Himi, Toyama. He died in 2022 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, aged 88.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Doraemon named 'anime ambassador'". Japan Today. March 17, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
  2. "Fujio F. Fujiko, Cartoonist, 62". The New York Times. September 24, 1996.
  3. 漫画家 藤子不二雄Aさん死去 88歳. NHK (in Japanese). April 7, 2022. Retrieved April 7, 2022.