Doraemon is one of the most famous Japanese mangas in the world. The author of Doraemon, Fujiko Fujio was a pen name of Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko. They were both from Toyama Prefecture that were friends of primary school age. They moved to Tokyo after graduating from high school, and moved into Tokiwa-so apartment where they improved themselves through friendly rivalry with nameless young manga artists. Doraemon was created in 1970 and immediately surged in popularity with children in Japan. Anime series also started in 1979, it became a mega hit.
In 1987 Fujimoto and Abiko ended their long partnership to concentrate on solo projects. They started releasing individual works under different names, Fujimoto as Fujiko F. Fujio, and Abiko as Fujiko Fujio A.
Fujiko F. Fujio (Hiroshi Fujimoto, 1933-1996) / There are many works for children.
Fujiko Fujio A（Motoo Abiko, 1934-） / There are many Gekiga taste works.
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