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Zero no Tsukaima Author Yamaguchi Readmitted for Surgery

posted on 2012-11-18 12:40 EST
Noboru Yamaguchi: resuming Zero no Tsukaima novels early next year is unfeasible

Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero) author Noboru Yamaguchi reported on Sunday that he has been readmitted into a hospital for another surgery. He had just returned to work, and he wanted to resume his Zero no Tsukaima novels at the beginning of next year. However, he thinks this is now unfeasible and apologized to his readers for the wait. He vowed to continue writing when his health returns "no matter what," and thanked everyone for the words of encouragement.

Yamaguchi had confirmed last year 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 that might cure the cancer. He reported later that August that this surgery ended without incident.

He returned to the hospital at the end of last year and spent Christmas Eve there since his health was not back to normal yet. However, he left the hospital and was planning to resume his work this year.

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

[Via Jam Guru]


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