Manga writers are often seen appreciating other mangakas and their works. Many writers even say that they take inspiration from other writers and use it for their works. There are rarely any mangakas who hate other manga writers and even rare for them to openly admit it. One such writer is Yoshihiro Togashi, the writer of the iconic manga and anime series Hunter x Hunter. Hunter x Hunter is one of the best-selling mangas with over 80 million copies sold worldwide. Throughout the last three decades, Togashi has created numerous manga series in a range of genres. He is most well-known for his work on the YuYu Hakusho and Hunter x Hunter manga series.
Togashi in an interview expressed his hatred for another writer just because he ended the story.
Yoshihiro Togashi Expresses His Hatred for Bill Watterson
Creator Togashi is known for some of the greatest manga and anime series ever created. In an interview with Hard Drive, Togashi was asked whether there is any creator or mangaka that he is not a fan of. Answering the question Togashi mentioned the name of famous writer Bill Watterson known for Calvin and Hobbes. He said:
“Yeah, that bastard Bill Watterson. I loved Calvin and Hobbes. Why did he have to end it? Why couldn’t he have just gone on an ambiguous years-long hiatus?”
Although his hatred comes from the point of love for his creation, still admitting to hate a creator is a big deal in the industry. Togashi admitted that he loved Calvin and Hobbes and he hated when Bill Watterson ended it, instead, he could have gone on a long hiatus, just like Togashi.
Who is Bill Watterson?
William Boyd Watterson II is an American cartoonist who created the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. The comic strip was syndicated from 1985 to 1995. Watterson closed Calvin and Hobbes with a brief statement to newspaper editors and readers, stating that he thought he had accomplished everything he could in the medium. Watterson received the Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society in 1986 and 1988.
Calvin and Hobbes is an American daily comic strip that ran from November 18, 1985, to December 31, 1995. Calvin and Hobbes, often referred to as “the last great newspaper comic,” has had widespread and continuing popularity, impact, and academic and philosophical curiosity. Calvin and Hobbes follow the activities of the characters Calvin, a six-year-old child who is clever, mischievous, and adventurous, and Hobbes, his cynical stuffed tiger.
Source: Hard Drive