Hiroshi Fujimoto

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Birthday
1, 1933
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Sep 23, 1996 (62)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
1, 1933
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Sep 23, 1996 (62)

About

Better known as Fujiko Fujio, a pen name he shared with his longtime collaborator Motoo Abiko, this twentieth century manga artist is famous for his work on an extremely popular Japanese comics series titled Doraemon.

Before Fame

He and Abiko published their first manga work, Tenshi no Tama Chan, in the early 1950s.

Trivia

His numerous artistic honors include the 1963 Shogakukan Manga Award, the 1982 Shogakukan Children's Manga Award;, and the 1997 Osamu Tezuka Grand Cultural Prize.

Family Life

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.

Associated With

He was greatly influenced by the work of fellow Japanese manga artist Osamu Tezuka.