Fujiko Fujio-Creator of Doraemon

Fujiko Fujio-Creator of Doraemon
Fujiko Fujio

Fujiko Fujio is the nom de plume manga writing duo formed by two Japanese manga artists. Their real name is Hiroshi Fujimoto, 1933-1996) and Motoo Abiko, 1934 -). They formed a partnership in 1951, and the name of Fujiko Fujio from 1954 until the dissolution of the partnership in 1987.

From the beginning they adopt a collaborative style in which they work simultaneously on the story and artwork, but because they deviate from releasing their creative works of individuals under different names, Abiko as Fujiko Fujio, and Fujiko F. Fujimoto as Fujio. Throughout their career, they won many individual and collaborative, and is best known for creating the popular and long running series Doraemon, the main character who is officially recognized as a cultural icon of modern Japan.Some most influence their projects works by artists Osamu Tezuka's famous manga and many American cartoons and comic books.

Doraemon Family


Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko both of Toyama Prefecture. Fujimoto was born on December 1, 1933 and Abiko on March 10, 1934. Abiko was transferred to a primary school in Takaoka City Fujimoto and Fujimoto happened to see a picture in a notebook. The two became lifelong friends, and during the early years of their friendship continues to illustrate them hidden from friends and classmates in shame.

In middle school they are strongly influenced by Osamu Tezuka and manga series Takarajima Shin. Fujimoto build homemade episcope and together they wrote a piece for it called Tenküma, their first collaboration work. They began to send work to magazines such as Shonen Manga and open a joint savings account through the Japan Post FTO which both contribute funds and that they use to buy art supplies. They are two of all income and expenses are divided equally between each other, a practice they continued throughout the life of their partnership.

In high school they made their publishing debut, Tenshi no Tama-chan adopted for serialization by the Mainichi Shimbun Shogakusei in 1951. In the same year they make home visits to Osamu Tezuka in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, and show illustrations for their work titled Ben Hur. Tezuka praised both, some years later commented that he knew they would be the main character in the manga industry. Fujimoto and Abiko valuable meeting with Tezuka respected, and keep Ben Hur illustrations for their entire lives.

He now they decided to create a permanent partnership, originally adopted the name in honor of Tezuka Fujio, then change it to Azhizuka Fujio when they adopted the name of Tezuka perceived as too close to their idol.

Because both Fujimoto and Abiko is the second eldest son, they decided to take a corporate job after graduating from high school in 1952. Fujimoto found a job with a candy company, and Abiko began working for the newspaper company Toyama. However, Fujimoto injured at work when the arm was caught in the machine, and he stopped in a matter of days. Fujimoto then dedicate the time to submit work to magazines, with Abiko help him on weekends. Their first series as Ashizuka Fujio stopped in a few episodes, followed by success with Utopia: the last World War.

They were chosen to move to Tokyo in 1954 as a professional manga artist's insistence Fujimoto, Abiko only reluctantly because he has a steady job at the newspaper company Toyama. The first place they live is a two-tatami mat room in the home of a relative of Abiko in Koto, Tokyo. Together with Terada Hiroo and other manga artists some period, they formed a collaborative group called the New Manga Party. Moving to Tokiwa-so apartment complex where the group was based, they enjoyed a period of productivity that Fujimoto and Abiko carry up to six months for a serial publication.

Proved excessive workload, and in 1955 to return to Toyama Prefecture for the New Year Japanese couples spend all their deadlines for the series. The loss of credibility with the publisher Fujimoto and Abiko hurting for over a year, during which time they are concentrating on solo projects, buy a television in Akihabara and make an independent film with 8mm camera. In 1959 they left the Tokiwa-so, and eventually moved to Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture. Fujimoto found time to marry in 1962 (at age 28).

In 1963, Fujimoto and Abiko founded the Studio Zero by Shin'ichi Suzuki, Shotaro Ishinomori, Jiro Tsunoda and Tsunoda Kiyoichi. Fujio Akatsuka joined later, and on top studio employs about 80 people. Studios which produced animated films including Astro Boy. For Fujimoto and Abiko are some of the most productive years, producing such series Obake no Q-Taro that eventually made into a television anime series. He is currently the Abiko started making manga for a more mature audience, with titles such as Teresa Tang and Kuroi Salesman. Abiko married in 1966 at age 32. Fujimoto concentrate on titles for children, with special interest in science fiction.

Doraemon was created in 1970 and soon soared in popularity with children in Japan. CoroCoro Comic released the first edition in 1977 to showcase the works of Fujiko Fujio. With syndication on TV Asahi Doraemon in 1979, saw a wave of popularity to a dozen collaborative and solo works of Fujimoto and Abiko picked up for publication and syndication of the year 1980.

In 1987, citing creative differences Fujimoto and Abiko ended their long partnership to concentrate on solo projects. Remaining close friends, they both work under a company called Fujiko Productions and their studio based in the building next door. Abiko concentrated on the work of incorporating more black humor while Fujimoto focused on working for children. According to Abiko, cause for the dissolution of the partnership because Fujimoto Find her liver cancer in 1986, and the desire of both Fujimoto and Abiko to resolve copyright issues and finances before death Fujimoto in 1996.

A documentary aired on TV Asahi on February 19, 2006 record and the Fujiko Fujio life. Their work remains in print.
Fujiko F. Fujio A museum opened in Kawasaki on September 3, 2011, which has a studio reporduction Fujio and display their artwork.

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