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Famed Japanese manga artist Shinji Mizushima, known for baseball-themed cartoon titles including “Dokaben” and “Abusan,” died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo on Jan. 10. He was 82.

Born in Niigata Prefecture, Mizushima made his debut as a professional manga artist in 1958 and started his Dokaben series in 1972.

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