The author just launched the Yankee Mito Komon manga in Evening magazine in March
The editors of Kodansha’s Evening magazine announced on Monday that manga creator Hiroto Wada died suddenly on July 18 from a brain hemorrhage and other causes. The author is 46 years old.
Wada’s manga titles include Phara-o, a comedy about an Egyptian pharaoh in modern Tokyo that the author drew between 2017 and 2018. The author then serialized another story about a obsolete character, Disney Manga: Stitch and the Samurai (Tono-sama to Stitch) in 2020, and Tokyopop has published two of the manga’s three volumes so far this year.
Wada launched a new historical comedy manga titled Yankee Mito Kōmon on the evening of March 23, and the manga’s first print volume was published on July 21, three days after his death. The magazine’s editors expressed their grief and regret over Wada’s untimely passing and what that means for the plans he still has for the future.