Takao Saito

Japanese manga artist

Takao Saito (Japanese: 斎藤 隆夫さいとう・たかを, Hepburn: Saitō Takao, November 3, 1936 – September 24, 2021[1]) was a Japanese manga artist.[2] He did not like to call his work "manga" and called it "gekiga" instead.[3] He was best known for Golgo 13. It is the oldest manga still in publication.[4][5]

Takao Saito
Takao Saito.jpg
Portrait of Saito drawn by a fan
Born(1936-11-03)November 3, 1936
DiedSeptember 24, 2021(2021-09-24) (aged 84)
NationalityJapanese
OccupationManga artist
Years active1955–2021
Known forGolgo 13
Awards

Saito died of pancreatic cancer on September 24, 2021 at the age of 84.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 「ゴルゴ13」漫画家のさいとう・たかをさん死去 84歳 連載は継続. Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). September 29, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  2. Onoda Power, Natsu. God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post–World War II Manga. University Press of Mississippi, 2009. p. 96. Great Comics Artists. ISBN 978-1-60473-221-4.
  3. Lewis, Leo (2015-10-16). "Interview: 'Golgo 13' creator Takao Saito". Financial Times. Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  4. "Golgo 13 Author Saito Discusses Manga's Hypothetical Ending". Anime News Network. 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
  5. "Artists Celebrate 45 Years of Golgo 13". Anime News Network. 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
  6. Hodgkins, Crystalyn (September 29, 2021). "Golgo 13 Author Takao Saito Passes Away at 84". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 29, 2021.