Manga Artist Nakajo Hisaya Passes Away at Age 50

Manga Artist Nakajo Hisaya Passes Away at Age 50

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The author of the popular manga series FOR YOU IN FULL BLOSSOM and SUGAR PRINCESS passed away at age 50, according to her publisher.

Japanese manga artist Nakajo Hisaya (中条比紗也) passed away two weeks ago, announced publisher Hakusensha (白泉社) on its official website today. Nakajo died of a “heart-related illness.”

Below is a translation of Hakusensha’s condolence message from today from her publisher, Hakusensha.


Manga artist Nakajo Hisaya Sensei passed away on 12.10.2023 at 20:52. She was 50 years old.

(まんが家の中条比紗也先生が、2023年10月12日20時52分、心臓のご病気のため、ご逝去されました。享年50歳でした。)

We express our greatest respect and thanks to Nakajo Sensei’s works and pray for her to find happiness in the next life. A funeral service was held by her family.

(中条先生の画業に最大の敬意と感謝を表しますとともに、心よりご冥福をお祈りいたします。 なお告別式はご家族にて執り行われました。)

Nakajo Sensei authored numerous masterpieces on Hana to Yume (花とゆめ)* such as “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e” +. Her last piece on Trifle by Hana to Yume was “Himitsu – Hanazakari no Kimitachi e After School.”

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(*semi-monthly Japanese shōjo manga magazine published by Hakusensha)

(+English name “Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom”)

“Sugar Princess” by Nakajo Hisaya

(中条先生は『花ざかりの君たちへ』をはじめ、数々の名作を「花とゆめ」でご執筆くださいました。「Trifle by 花とゆめ」にて『秘密-花ざかりの君たちへAfter School-』を書いてくださったのが、最後となりました。)

To all readers, we express our deep gratitude for reading Nakajo Sensei’s works. Here we have informed you of her passing, respectfully.

(読者の皆様には、中条先生の作品をご愛読いただきましたことを深謝いたしますとともに、謹んでご逝去のご報告をお知らせ申し上げます。)


Nakajo was born on September 12th, 1973, in Osaka.

Her most celebrated work “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e” (English: For You in Full Blossom), published in 1997 sold over 17 million copies, and was adapted into a TV series in 2007.

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Source

[1] 漫画家・中条比紗也さん死去 享年50 『花ざかりの君たちへ』『シュガープリンセス』など. Yahoo!ニュースJAPAN

[2] 中条比紗也先生 ご逝去のお知らせ. 白泉社

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