Author of Inu x Boku SS, Cocoa Fujiwara passed away on March 31
The official site of Gangan Joker magazine announced that the author of Inu x Boku SS, Cocoa Fujiwara, died on March 31 at the of age 31. The cause of death was not revealed.
Her debut was a work titled Calling, which she made when she was only fifteen. She chose not to go to high school so that she could draw manga. Fujiwara was a big fan of RPGs such as Final Fantasy, which was quite evident in her works.
Fujiwara’s most recent manga, Katsute Mahou Shoujo to Aku wa Tekitai shite Ita., is currently being serialized in the magazine, and the last chapter was published on March 20 in the April 2015 issue. Plans for the manga’s tankoubon release, as well as unpublished materials, will be announced later. Katsute Mahou Shoujo to Aku wa Tekitai shite Ita. recently tied for 19th place in the Kono Manga ga Sugoi!2015 rankings.
I still have no words to say but even sad, even in this moment I want to stay happy for all your art and for the deep of my soul I believe that from now on you’ll shine in the sky, rest in peace cocoa fujiwara-sensei.
Translated this for a few friends, so I figured I would share. This is Mochizuki Jun (Pandora Hearts creator)’s blog entry today about the death of Inu x Boku SS creator Fujiwara Cocoa. Rest in peace, sensei.
Yesterday I learned of Fujiwara Cocoa-sensei’s death through a phone call from my editor.
Even after hearing the news, to be honest, the only words that floated into my head were ‘I don’t really understand.’ Even a day later after the official announcement, it still doesn’t feel real at all.
I can’t really understand the idea that MahoAku won’t be in this month’s JOKER. I can’t really understand the idea that Fujiwara-sensei’s Twitter and blog will never be updated again.
My thoughts are just refusing to work so much that I tried opening up some old letters Fujiwara-sensei sent me and rereading them, but I still couldn’t make myself understand the reality that the person who wrote those words and drew those pictures for me isn’t here anymore, that I can’t see her anymore.
I comprehend the situation, but my feelings completely refuse to catch up.
Just once, Fujiwara-sensei and I happened to meet at Square Enix. At the time we weren’t able to do much more than say hello, but her editor told me, 'Mochizuki-sensei, I think you and Fujiwara-sensei would really have a ton to talk about together!’ So I always thought that someday I would love to really sit down and properly talk with her about lots of different things.
I was really happy to get a picture of Alice from Fujiwara-sensei for my birthday. And I was extremely happy that she liked the picture I drew for her in return. Sensei, I would have liked to celebrate your birthday this month, too.
I deeply lament the loss of Fujiwara Cocoa-sensei, offer my condolences, and pray that she rests in peace.
Many of the experiences we have lived, the people we have met or the adventures we have had, sometimes derives from our affection to something. Maybe a story, maybe a character… And all of this is thanks to their respective creators. Those who with their imagination, gave us something to identify with it, something to love, something to learn, something to get excited…
I am very sad that the creator of all of this, has gone… But we have the luck to enjoy what she gave to the world. And I’m very grateful to have lived all of this, thanks to something she created.
Now the heaven has an artist. Thank you Cocoa Fujiwara.
On the 31st of March, the artist for [ I DOLL U ] an Otome game and manga titles such as Inu x Boku Secret Service and Watashi no Ookami-san, has passed away.
Fujiwara Cocoa-sensei, thank you so much for bringing us fans the joy and happiness through your work, as a fan I have always adored your work, my first and always will be my favourite is Watashi no Ookami-san.
I’ve loved your art work since then, I’ve adored every character you created which brought me joy and endless emotions through the storyline.
Thank you, thank you so much for everything, we will miss you dearly, and will always remember you in our hearts.