Manga author Takahiro Satou, best known for his sumo manga series “Bachi Bachi”, passed away yesterday — 3rd Luly 2018, at age 41. The announcement was made by his publisher, Shounen Champion, via their official website.

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The last chapter that Satou was able to finish for his current work “Samejima: The Last 15 Days” (Samejima, Saigo no 15 Nichi) will be relased with Shounen Champion #33. The status of his other current titles are being settled by his publisher, and more announcements will be made soon.

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