R.I.P. Wada Shinji

July 5th, 2011

We at Yuricon are very saddened to learn of the death of Wada Shinji, creator of Sukeban Deka, Crown  and many other series.

Dan Kanemitsu reported on Twitter that Wada-sensei’s death was confirmed by a number of sources. Dan mentions, and I agree, that Wada-sensei’s contributions toward female leads in manga is immeasurable.

As you know, if you are a regular reader here, Sukeban Deka is one of my favorite series, and one of the three classic girl-gang series I love so much. Wada’s genius will be missed.

To paraphrase the last page of the Sukeban Deka manga, “Goodbye Wada-sensei, forever.”

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2 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Was a Great guy

  2. Sariel says:


    That’s really sad. I’m currently learning Japanese in order to read old shoujo, in particular sukeban, so this did not come as a nice suprise.

    Have a nice sleep, sir, and rest well.

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