Momoko Sakura, the Japanese artist behind the popular manga and anime series Chibi Maruko-chan, died of breast cancer this month. Photo: The Yomiuri Shimbun

Five female manga artists who’ll continue legacy Momoko Sakura left behind when she died

Sakura, who created the much-loved manga and anime series Chibi Maruko-chan, died of breast cancer aged 53, but other female manga artists will continue making their mark on the traditionally male-dominated industry

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Momoko Sakura, the Japanese artist behind the popular manga and anime series Chibi Maruko-chan, died of breast cancer this month. Photo: The Yomiuri Shimbun
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