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Kannagi's Takenashi Reports on Recovery, Planned Return

posted on 2009-04-22 16:31 EDT
Eri Takenashi makes 1st website update since October 31 after illness, surgery

Kannagi manga creator Eri Takenashi has updated her official "Takenashi Note" website on Wednesday — for the first time since October 31 — to report on her recovery from her illness and surgery. She was admitted into a hospital last November, but she has since left the hospital and is continuing to recuperate at home. Her Kannagi manga has been on hiatus from Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine since the January issue, which shipped in December.

Takenashi thanked her readers for sending her about 270 get-well email messages. She also received flowers and the traditional Japanese string of origami cranes for recovery, which she said brought tears to her eyes. While she cannot give a definite word on when Kannagi will resume, Takenashi said that she is dedicated to recovering every day first with the goal of restarting the manga.

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 ran in Japan from last October to December.

Source: Comic Natalie


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