Fujiko Fujio

was a manga writing duo formed by Japanese manga artists and . They formed their partnership in 1951, and used the Fujiko Fujio name from 1954 until dissolution of the partnership in 1987, upon Fujimoto's illness. The pair was best known for their popular comedies, including ''Obake no Q-Tarō'', ''Ninja Hattori-kun'', ''Kaibutsu-kun'', and ''Doraemon'', the main character of which is officially recognized as a cultural icon of modern Japan.

From the outset they adopted a collaborative style where both worked simultaneously on the story and artwork, but as they diverged creatively they started releasing individual works under different names, Abiko as , and Fujimoto as . Some influences of most of their projects are the works of acclaimed manga artist Osamu Tezuka and many US cartoons and comic books—including the works of Hanna-Barbera. Provided by Wikipedia
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