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Fist of the North Star Co-Creator Buronson Donates to Hometown to Help Kids Go to College

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In 2017, Fist of the North Star writer Buronson donated 400 million yen to his hometown of Saku City, Nagano to establish a scholarship to help local kids be able to afford college and “make their dreams come true.” Five years on, Buronson returned to Saku City to donate another 400 million yen (US$2.87 million) and extend the program for another 10 years.


The mayor of Saku City, Seiji Yanagida, tweeted out the news with an image of him and Buronson at the ceremony.





The Saku City SAKU Cosmos Scholarship Fund, named after cosmos, the local flower for the area, not spacefaring studies, has so far helped 47 students in their studies by giving each 1 million yen per year in funds. This year will see 10 university students from Saku City who are starting in April 2023 receive the scholarship. The money not donated by Buronson is made up of other local donations and some government funds.


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Buronson is best known for creating Fist of the North Star with artist Tetsuo Hara but has worked alongside the late Kentaro Miura on King of Wolves and Ryoichi Ikegami on a range of series including Begin in 2016. Buronson is currently writing Too Beat alongside Shiro Yoshida’s illustrations in Big Comic Zokan.


Source: Seiji Yanagida on Twitter


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Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram