Painful Story of Tokyo Mew Mew Star Mia Ikumi’s Cause of Death
Official sources quote a painful story about the manga artist known for her work on the famous anime and manga series Tokyo Mew Mew, Mia Ikumi’s cause of death after she passed away on March 7, 2022, at the age of 42.
May the beloved angel rest in paradise.
The sad news was confirmed by The official website of Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine announced on Monday that manga artist Mia Ikumi passed away on March 7, due to a subarachnoid hemorrhage surrounding the brain. Her family held a private funeral.”
Ikumi debuted with the Super Doll Licca-chan in Nakayoshi magazine, where it ran from 1998 to 1999.
Ikumi drow the art for her most iconic work, the magical girl manga Tokyo Mew Mew with writer Reiko Yoshida. The pair serialized the manga in Nakayoshi from 2000 to 2003, and Kodansha published seven volumes for the manga.
Tokyopop published all seven volumes in English. Kodansha Comics released the manga in three omnibus volumes with a new translation in 2011.
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How did Hemorrhage Become Mia Ikumi’s Cause of Death?
Although Mia Ikumi’s cause of death was reported as subarachnoid hemorrhage surrounding the brain, it’s not clear how she suffered from the complication had been appeared.
Some claim she had a car accident before her death that caused a hit on the head.
Nevertheless, the US day News‘ team does not confirm any rumors; we are trying our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible. but, family privacy should be respected at this difficult time.
Tokyo Mew Mew inspired a 52-episode TV anime series from 2002 to 2003, and 4Kids Entertainment aired the anime with the title Mew Mew Power in 2005. Ikumi also serialized a sequel manga titled Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode from 2003 to 2004, and Kodansha Comics published the manga in English. Yoshida and Ikumilater published a new short manga titled Tokyo Mew Mew 2020 Re-Turn in December 2019.
Ikumi was born in 1979 in Osaka, Japan. At the age of 18, the artist won Nakayoshi magazine’s Newcomer’s Award in 1998 for her debut manga, Usagi no Terasu Hoshi. Kodansha later serialized another one of her manga, Super Doll Licca-chan, in 1998.
In 2000, she co-created Tokyo Mew Mew with screenwriter Reiko Yoshida. Tokyo Mew Mew ran until 2003 and received an anime adaptation in 2002. Ikumi later released a two-chapter sequel to the original manga series, Tokyo Mew Mew Re-turn, in 2020.
A reboot of the anime series is set to begin in July 2022, which Ikumi supervised. Alongside the new anime, Kodansha also announced a re-release of the original manga series in February 2022. The re-release will feature new illustrations and cover art from the artist herself.