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Fujiko Fujio

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Fujiko Fujio (藤子 不二雄) was a pen name of a Japanese manga writing duo formed by two Japanese manga artists. Their real names are Hiroshi Fujimoto (藤本 弘, December 1, 1933 – September 23, 1996) and Motoo Abiko (安孫子 素雄, March 10, 1934 – April 6, 2022). They formed their partnership in 1951. They used the Fujiko Fujio name from 1954 until they ended their partnership in 1987.

Fujimoto was known as Fujiko F. Fujio and Abiko was known as Fujiko Fujio A.

Fujiko F. Fujio is best known for creating the popular and long-running series Doraemon, with the main character becoming a cultural icon of modern Japan.[1]

Fujimoto was born in Takaoka, Toyama. He died of liver failure in Tokyo in 1996, aged 62.[2]

Abiko was born in Himi, Toyama. He died in 2022 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, aged 88.[3]

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  1. "Doraemon named 'anime ambassador'". Japan Today. March 17, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
  2. "Fujio F. Fujiko, Cartoonist, 62". The New York Times. September 24, 1996.
  3. "富山新聞「藤子不二雄Ⓐさん、命日は4月6日」". Archived from the original on 2023-05-02. Retrieved 2023-08-24.