News Kannagi Creator Takenashi Undergoes Surgery, Recovers
posted on 2008-12-12 10:51 EST
Update: The Japanese publisher Ichijinsha has posted an official notice on the health of Eri Takenashi, the creator of the Kannagi manga in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine. According to the notice, Takenashi had suddenly fallen ill after writing the draft for the manga installment in the December issue of Comic Rex, which shipped on November 9. She was immediately admitted to a hospital and later underwent a successful surgery. She is now recovering and her condition is improving.
After Comic Rex's January issue shipped on December 9, there were reports that Takenashi had put Kannagi on hiatus because of the slander from the fan controversy over a story revelation in the December issue. Ichijinsha's official notice declares those reports as false, as Ichijinsha already emphasized earlier this week. While Takenashi is still in the hospital, Ichijinsha's notice says that she indicates a desire to return to writing.
Kannagi's story centers around Nagi-sama, a goddess who come to life before an art student when he carves a statue from a Kannagi tree. The anime version just premiered in Japan in October, and fervent interest among the most hardcore fans have led to high prices for even fan club cards.
Source: Moon Phase Comments