Tokyo Ghoul manga author Sui Ishida had a vibrant social media presence. He’d exchange illustrations with other artists, present drawings for voice actors and other entertainment figures, and even follow-up on fan suggestions. And, were sure to get thousands or even tens of thousands of retweets. Unfortunately, “had” is the operative word there.
Over the past week, Ishida cannibalized his Twitter accout (there’s now an “other” that grabbed the account name) and his pixiv account. The blog with his Penisman webmanga also went away at some point late this year. There is still a Tumbr with a spotty collection of his work from elsewhere online.
Some of his notable past tributes…
That “Green Monster” English speaking fans were sending him
Voice actor Natsuki Hanae
Singer Christina Grimmie
Rei from Evangelion
Howl’s Moving Castle
Mob Psycho 100
haracter actor Robert Knepper, whose Prison Break has a following in Japan (Knepper played Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell).
Hideharu Egashira, aka Egashira 2:50
Hunter x Hunter (the initial April Fool’s Joke that turned into a chapter lengthed prequel)
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.