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Manga artist Momoko Sakura dies

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The Japanese manga artist famous for her character Chibi Maruko-chan has died. Her office says she passed away from breast cancer on August 15th. She was 53 years old.
The Japanese manga artist famous for her character Chibi Maruko-chan has died. Her office says she passed away from breast cancer on August 15th. She was 53 years old.
Momoko Sakura from Shizuoka Prefecture made her debut as a manga artist in 1984.
In 1986, she started to draw the Chibi Maruko-chan series, modeling the character after her childhood self.
In 1990, a commercial TV broadcaster began airing an animated version of the series.

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