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Zero no Tsukaima Author Yamaguchi Readmitted Into Hospital

posted on 2011-12-03 23:52 EST

Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero) author Noboru Yamaguchi reported on Saturday that his health is not back to normal yet, so he readmitted himself into the hospital again. He apologized in advance for "failing to perform my social obligations" and said that he will get back to them someday.

Yamaguchi confirmed in July that he had advanced-stage cancer that was originally considered inoperable. However, during an unrelated gallstone surgery, the cancerous growth was confirmed to have shrunk in size. Yamaguchi then learned that there was surgery that he could have in August that might cure the cancer. He reported later in August the surgery ended without incident.

Yamaguchi had been writing the final series arc of the Zero no Tsukaima light novels, and had planned to end the light novels next year before his cancer diagnosis and subsequent operation. Zero no Tsukaima F, the fourth and final anime series will premiere next January.

[Via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō]


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