News Shueisha Light-Novel Author Mugen Passes Away at 47
posted on 2007-04-25 04:01 EDT
Super Dash Library Editor-in-Chief Yukiharu Marutomi reports that light-novel author Mugen passed away on April 19 of an unspecified heart ailment. He was 47. He wrote 18 books for Shueisha, and his seven-volume Midnight Magic series won the first Jump Novel/Non-Fiction Award for Special Recognition. His other works included the hit nine-volume series Maison de Galaxie, Ash Maoh Fukkatsu!, and Makai Saiyuuki. He devoted himself to writing after a traffic accident in his youth left him in a wheelchair. His Maison de Galaxie illustrator and game character designer Kōji Iwasaki had died of a stroke on February 21 at the age of 28. Source: Moon Phase
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