Yoshito Usui, creator of Crayon Shin-chan is Missing!!!

Yoshito Usui, the comic book writer of “Crayon Shin-chan” disappeared on September 11th, and his family requested the police to start a search for him in Kasukabe in Saitama on the 12th. The police are now looking for him and hope to find him soon.

His comic book, “Crayon Shin-chan” has been serialized in the comic magazine, “Weekly Manga Action.” It has been very popular and became a TV animation that comes on every Friday night after “Doraemon” in Japan. His works have also become movies such as “The Secret Treasure of Buri Buri Kingdom”, “Unkokusai’s Ambition” , and “Otakebe! Kasukabe Animal Kingdom.”

Below is a picture of Yoshito Usui. He is pictured on the right.

yoshito-usui

Update: Yoshito Usui told his family he would go for a mountain hike in Gunma Prefecture. He hikes often alone, and may be in danger. There is fear of an accident.

9/19/09 — Update: A body has been found at the bottom of a cliff near the mountain area suspected to be where Yoshito Usui went for hiking. The area is hard to reach and a party will go out in the morning to identity the body.

9/20/09 — Update: 35 policemen have left on the search to recover the still unidentified body. We will have more information as it develops.

9/20/09 — Update: Sadly it has been confirmed that the body was in fact, Yoshito Usui.

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  • Midoryu

    Holy crap!!! Why isn’t anybody else being aware of this? This is big news! I grew up on Crayon Shin-Chan! Is there any website, or anything that can indirectly support his family?

  • Midoryu

    Holy crap!!! Why isn’t anybody else being aware of this? This is big news! I grew up on Crayon Shin-Chan! Is there any website, or anything that can indirectly support his family?

  • feinne

    it’s been confirmed that it’s him in JP news.

    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20090920-00000523-sanspo-ent

  • feinne

    it’s been confirmed that it’s him in JP news.

    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20090920-00000523-sanspo-ent

  • Aditya

    Aww……….. Thats bad help spread the news

  • Aditya

    Aww……….. Thats bad help spread the news

  • Kim_mihi

    I’m really really really for saying some kind of bad stuff!I promise i’ll wash my tongue with chilli!!!(I HATE CHILLIES!!!)
    START! : HOLY SHIT!!!THIS REALLY SHOCKED ME BEFORE!!!THIS KIND OF THINGS SUCKS ME OUT!!! I WAS AT A BOOKSTORE WHEN FOUND A MAGAZINE THAT SAID “YOSHITO USUI IS FOUND DEAD! ”
    i cried a lot that night!!!! I can’t help with it!! I really grew up with on Crayon Shin Chan! PLEASE TELL ME THAT THIS IS A LIE!!!! X'(((

  • I remember this!  I was so upset!  2nd anniversary coming up soon.

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