Japanese manga artist Mia Ikumi expired on March 7 due to a subarachnoid haemorrhage. Manga journal Nakayoshi confirmed her demise on their website. “Mia Ikumi, a manga artist, died suddenly on March 7, 2022, due to a subarachnoid haemorrhage. We simply plead for her spirit and would like to convey our honest appreciation.
“Her editorial personnel cannot benefit but mourn her abrupt and unexpected demise. Her creation ‘Tokyo Mew Mew’ was presumed to commence expressing an exuberance labelled ‘Tokyo Mew Mew Her Nyu’ this summer.
Furthermore, in February, we openly declared the edition of all 10 volumes of ‘Tokyo Mew Mew New Edition’ to fulfil the animation. She has already brought out the cover descriptions for the recent edition and the whole quantity. She has moreover drawn manga that was schemed to be encompassed in each volume.
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“Ikumi has been overseeing the animation with devotion every day for two years and was extremely much looking forward to transmitting it to everyone along with the current edition.
We, who have been vacated back, treat the work we obtained carefully and begin again to generate it carefully while clasping back her unhappiness, and understand that we must inherit the wants of her. Ikumi’s work has been examined all over the nation. She would like to thank all the readers who have adored her for a long time.”
Who was Mia Ikumi?
Ikumi gave rise to her debut with ‘Super Doll Licca-chan’ in Nakayoshi magazine, which operated from 1998 to 1999. She then established ‘Tokyo Mew Mew’ with writer Reiko Yoshida, which revolved around a mysterious girl.
From 2000 to 2003, seven volumes of the manga were disseminated. The manga also motivated a 52-episode television anime series named ‘Mew Mew Power’ which circulated on 4Kids Entertainment in 2005.
A few of her other works encompass ‘Report’, ‘Koi Cupid’ and ‘Only One Wish’. Ikumi’s household and close families held a personal goodbye procession for her. “Mia Ikumi, the founder of the recent ‘Tokyo Mew Mew’ has departed. We simply plead for your spirits. Animation ‘Tokyo Mew Mew Nyu’ Production Committee,” tweeted the Tokyo Mew Mew Twitter account.
Meanwhile, lovers took to Twitter to deliver their consolations and thank the 42-year-old for her work. A buff club for the manga series wrote, “Mia Ikumi, the founder of the original ‘Tokyo Mew Mew’ has sadly departed. Our solaces go out to her family at this time.
I understand this is a painful day for the Tokyo Mew Mew community. I’m sad to notify you if you weren’t familiar. RIP Mia Ikumi.” Another lover said, “Mia Ikumi enacting is so extremely sad.
Mia Ikumi, the author of the original "Tokyo Mew Mew ♡ ", has sadly passed away.— TOKYO MEW MEW NEW 2022 ～♡『東京ミュウミュウ にゅ～♡』 (@TOKYOMEWMEWNEW) March 14, 2022
Our condolences go out to her family at this time.
I understand this is a heartbreaking day for the Tokyo Mew Mew community. I’m sorry to inform you if you weren’t aware.
RIP Mia Ikumi. 🐾🐾
The consequence of her sculpture giving birth to so numerous young people, particularly young girls around the world, has been so enormous. Her work, her art attitude, everything. She’s been a very effective and iconic figure.”
Mia Ikumi's passing is so incredibly sad. The effect her art had on so many young people, especially young girls around the world has been so huge. Her work, her artstyle, everything. She's been such an influencial and iconic figure.— Rᴇɴ 🌸🕶️ #JᴀɴᴋᴇNᴀᴛɪᴏɴ (@maniwagatari) March 14, 2022Advertisement
rest in peace, mia ikumi-sensei! thank you for making our childhood so bright, fun & colourful. you will always be remembered 💗 pic.twitter.com/W1NYPrIC3D— chitara #1 romance enjoyer (@heelsiblings) March 14, 2022
i'm so, so heartbroken at the recent news. Tokyo Mew Mew was what really got me to take my art seriously and remains one of my biggest inspirations. i owe so much to it. Thank you for everything, Mia Ikumi, Rest in Peace… 💖 pic.twitter.com/v1jbrAVUVR— Vani 🍭 Candy 🚀 (@VaniCandy_) March 14, 2022
My first childhood inspiration has passed away. I wouldn’t be an artist if it weren’t for Tokyo Mew Mew. My fondest childhood memory was waking up before dawn to watch it every Saturday. It opened the door to a whole new world for me.— DREAM WARRIOR (@dreamwarri0r) March 14, 2022
Thank you, Mia Ikumi. Rest well.🍓💫💖 pic.twitter.com/KmTvt19g6U
I’m so very sad to hear that Mia Ikumi has passed away. She was a huge part of my childhood and brought joy to many others.. may she rest in peace pic.twitter.com/WbKfZh6g4l— 🌸🍓 hey every!!!! its me (@meowflake) March 14, 2022