Giovanni's Island is as powerful as it is predictable. It may be one of the few films to focus on the Kuril Islands, but its tale will prove immediately familiar to anyone acquainted with cinema's typical treatments of war-torn children.
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