As many of you might know, Legendary Mangaka Yokoyama Mitsuteru one of the Most Influential and Talented men the Manga industry has ever known. Creator of Legendary Classic works such as Tetsujin 28, Giant Robo and Babel II passed away a little less than a month ago in a hospital in Tokyo on Thursday April 15, 2004. He was hopitalized for injuries suffered during a smoking related fire in his home in Tokyo. He was 69 yr old.
I just wanted to take this moment to pay respects to Yokoyama sensei and thank him for all he's Given us. In his Long Career Yokoyama sensei has done over 200 manga works. Many of them classics today. To name a few, Tetsujin 28 (Gigantor), Giant Robo, Otenba Tenshi, Babel II, and Magical Witch Sally. And who can not forget his classic adaptations of the Classic Chinese stories Suikoden and Romance of the Three Kingdoms which lasted 60 volumes and considered his Life achievement. Even if you haven't read his works, it's still a very sad moment to see the passing of one who has made inspired so many ppl in his time and given us such great works. I had only wished his death was a more peaceful one. But One can not forget that this man Truly Lived and he has accomplished many goals and inspired many of the Mangaka today who have gone off and made their own "Classics" And we should be happy for that, This Man Lived a GREAT Life!!! ^-^
Thank you for all the inspiration and Memories you have given us over the years Yokoyama sensei. Surely you will be Missed and you will Live on in our Hearts Forever.
And thank you for giving us Ginrei -_^
Message from Ae86kai-
Yokoyama sensei! I hope you read this up there but this Drink I hold in my hand, *Raises glass* I drink it to you!! ^0^