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Ten Manga and Anime Artists Who Nearly Worked Themselves to Death

Becoming a published manga artist or anime director is, in the Otaku circles, akin to royalty. And if you're lucky, you can parlay your Otaku cred to big-time fame and success. Rumiko Takahashi (Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2), for example, still remains one of the richest and most successful manga authors - nay, comic book artists - in the world. But, as with all things, there's a catch.

Perhaps you're familiar with the stereotype of the Japanese Work Ethic? You know, the one where individuals are expected to work over 12-hour days, sleep at their office, and slavishly devote themselves to workaholism?

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DEATHxTHExKIDx1204d ago

Im surprised Togashi wasnt on here. He's been on Hiatus for like over a year I heard it was health problems but, I also heard it was Dragon quest. lol.

wishingW3L1203d ago

Just when I thought I was already over it this stupid article comes to remind me that Satoshi Kon died. ;________;

MissyF1202d ago

Thank you for sharing this. It is always fascinating to see the lives of the creators and how their work has affected them. It's great to see those who haven't been worked to death as well, like Takahashi Rumiko! http://sgcafe.com/2013/05/c...