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Stalker Jokers Mangaka Hiromichi Ōga dies of Aortic Dissection

The original author of Stalker Purification Team, most commonly known as Stalker Jokers, Hiromichi Oga recently passed away due to aortic dissection on November 6th.


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The official website for Kodansha’s Evening magazine broke the news about the sudden demise of Hiromichi Oga to their readers on November 13.

He died of aortic dissection which is a serious condition where there is a tear in the wall of the major artery carrying blood out of the heart.

Kodansha released a notice on November 13 which stated that they were in talks with the manga artist, Hiroto Oishi regarding the future of the manga and will announce their final decision at a later date.

Ōga and the manga artist Hiroto Ōishi launched the manga in Evening Magazine in July 2018. The manga later serialized on the webcomic distribution site  Comic Days website.

With the release of the fourth volume, the manga then changed to digital-only volumes on  May 22. Kodansha released the fifth volume digitally on November 11.

The story of Stalker Jokers is set in modern-day Japan where the city of Tokyo faces huge stalker problems though they get overlooked as social problems.

These incidents become a real threat as they keep increasing day by day, and are far from being solved. However, the only thing that can purify darkness is darkness itself.

About Stalker Jokers

Stalker Jokers by Ooishi Hiroto & Ooga Hiromichi was launched in 2018 in Kodansha’s Evening Magazine. It ended its latest arc in Evening issue  14/2020. The series transferred to Comic Days web service for the upcoming volumes.

It emphasises on how stalking is overlooked as a serious social issue even though the number of incidents increase day by day.

The curtain rises on a picaresque story set in a wonderfully distorted contemporary Japan where the warped are gathered and purified with poetic justice. What can purify darkness is darkness.

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