Hakusensha announced on Friday, Sept 18 that mangaka Shō Akechi passed away on August 4. The publisher did not give a cause of death.
Akechi is known for drawing shōjo manga that featured sci-fi, occult, or everyday stories.
Akechi’s manga was featured in Hakusensha‘s Hana to Yume and Bessatsu Hana to Yume magazines. Akechi wrote the Shimatsunin series, starting with the Meirō Kenzen Shimatsunin manga. Akechi also wrote the Sample Kitty, Shinigami no Wakusei, Pandora, and Mainichi no Ceremony manga.