• Kyodo


Fujiko A. Fujio, a popular Japanese manga artist known for “Ninja Hattori-kun” and “The Laughing Salesman,” has died at his home near Tokyo, police said Thursday. He was 88.

The cartoonist was also known for works such as “Kaibutsu-kun” (“The Monster Kid”), which has also been made into an anime series that’s available in some foreign countries. “The Laughing Salesman” is shown on video streaming giant Netflix.

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