Fujiko F. Fujio is one of my favourite manga artists. Along with Fujiko Fujio (A) they did Doraemon, Pa-man, Esper Mami and other classic children’s manga. His favourite genre to do was SF, but to him, SF didn’t stand for “science fiction” but “sukoshi fushigi“, meaning “slightly strange/mysterious”. I grew up reading mainly Doraemon — my works have been hugely influenced by his (though it might not be easily evident).
He’s done some grimmer, bit more disturbing works, and his 34-page short story “Minotaurus’s Plate” (published October 10, 1969) is one of them. In February of last year, I scanlated it to show my friends. Today I’ve decided to upload it here to show people what a great writer and artist he is. Enjoy!
Read from right to left.