Better known as Fujiko Fujio, a pen name he shared with his longtime collaborator
He and Abiko published their first manga work, Tenshi no Tama Chan, in the early 1950s.
His numerous artistic honors include the 1963 Shogakukan Manga Award, the 1982 Shogakukan Children's Manga Award;, and the 1997
He was born and raised in Japan's Toyama Prefecture, and he met and began creating art with Abiko during both boys' elementary school years. Fujimoto's marriage resulted in three daughters.
He was greatly influenced by the work of fellow Japanese manga artist Osamu Tezuka.