Zero no Tsukaima Author Diagnosed with Cancer

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Zero no Tsukaima
Zero no Tsukaima

Zero no Tsukaima light novel author, Noboru Yamaguchi, revealed in an official announcement on Media Factory's website that he's suffering from terminal cancer.

Yamaguchi was diagnosed in February, unfortunately the cancer was advancing rapidly and surgery wasn't a feasible option. Instead he was put on a course of anti-cancer medication.

Fortunately it would appear the medication has been quite effective, during surgery to remove gallstones (which Yamaguchi had later been diagnosed with around May, unrelated to the cancer) it was confirmed that the cancer had shrunk. The anti-cancer treatment was continued, and recently it was determined that surgery to remove the cancer is now possible. An operation has been scheduled for early August.

The author has apologized to his fans regarding volume 21 of Zero no Tsukaima, explaining that because of his illness the August release of the volume has become difficult to sustain. He has stated however that the structure for volumes 21 and 22 (the final volumes in the series) has already been planned out and he will finish them both as soon as he's back to full health.

His fans have been sending their best wishes to Yamaguchi's twitter and by post to an address provided with the announcement. Hopefully the operation will be a complete success and the creator of tsundere princess Louise will be back to full strength in no time.

For those interested, the original Japanese announcement can be found here.

--Article by Dan (moderator Newten, twitter: @Daniel_Newton)--

Post by ShadowKnight508 (5,358 posts) See mini bio Level 19

This is a unfortunate development in the life of a talented manga author. I wish him the best and I hope that he will beat out this unfortunate cancer so that he can live to write more quality manga and light novels.

Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
This is quite sad, but I wish him a full recovery. From personal experience, cancer is quite sad, and I hope that he and his family, and friends, and fans are able to get over this hurdle and keep positive! :)
Post by bunnypoppop (4 posts) See mini bio Level 10
I wish him the best and hope for a quick and full recovery. Cancer is no laughing matter. News of the success of the medication is great news and I hope it carries on that way until the entire cancer is diminished. 
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
I read the a few days ago and that sucks.  Really enjoyed the anime adaptation.
Post by Halberdierv2 (1,302 posts) See mini bio Level 17
oh man, I feel for him, and hopes he makes a full recovery, and his operation is successful.
Post by sotyfan16 (1,342 posts) See mini bio Level 20
I hope things go well for him. Good to know he plans to finish the series. Haven't read the manga and wasn't much for the anime but I still wish the best.
Post by ngkachun4 (13 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Oh no, I don't want him die! Otherwise, a good novel will never get an ending.
Post by Ryokan (291 posts) See mini bio Level 12
I don't quite believe it !
The guy suffer from a terminal pain illness, and he still apologized for the consequence of it. That's weird. To me, he's forgiven... O_o
Hope he will survive it, or that his passing will be the most peaceful possible.
Post by cfatalis (19,150 posts) See mini bio Level 15
I hope he lives, I don't want another Kaze no Stigma incident, please don't die
Post by animebookworm7 (27 posts) See mini bio Level 16
oh no
i hope you get better soon
no rush
i love your work
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