Promising Young Mangaka Passes Away at 27 Due to Cancer

The family of mangaka Jun Tsukaji delivered tragic news to his fans: he passed away on September 25th after a battle with cancer. Tsukaji was 27 years old.

Tsukaji attempted to break into the manga industry with his Kyou no Kyuushoku! (Today’s School Lunch) series, which began serialization in Kadokawa’s Young Ace magazine in April 2017. However, Tsukaji went on hiatus after working on two chapters.

Tsukaji told his fans that he was diagnosed with progressive cancer in a March 2016 blog and that he was undergoing surgery at the time. When serialization of Kyou no Kyuushoku! began, it was hoped that his health was improving.

Kyou no Kyuushoku!

Tsukaji would update his fans about his treatment and share his passion for Gunpla (Gundam plastic models) on Twitter. Tragically, one of his last Tweets was about him celebrating his 27th birthday.

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