Tomoko Ninomiya's Appendicitis Puts Nodame on Hold
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The official website of Kodansha's Kiss magazine has announced on Monday that the next issue will not have its scheduled installment of the Nodame Cantabile manga because the manga's creator, Tomoko Ninomiya, had to be rushed to a hospital. Ninomiya suffered from abdominal pain and high fever while working towards her next deadline, and has been diagnosed with acute appendicitis. She will be unable to work on her manga while she receives treatment.
The magazine's next issue, which will be this year's 13th issue, will ship in Japan on June 25. The Nodame Cantabile manga's return date has not yet been decided, but Tomomiya's future plans will be announced in Kiss magazine and its official website.
Kodansha had just announced that Ninomiya will launch a new series of short stories called Noda-Can BS (Nodame Cantabile Backstage) in Kodansha's bimonthly Kiss Plus magazine on August 8. Ninomiya returned to the main Nodame Cantabile manga in March after taking time off to have her baby and recover from carpal tunnel syndrome.
The Nodame Cantabile: Paris anime sequel aired in Japan from October to December, and another television series has been green-lit for this fall. Two live-action films were later announced for release in 2010. The 22nd volume of the Japanese manga will bundle a original animation DVD in August. Del Rey will publish the 16th of the 21 current volumes of the manga in North America next month.
Source: Comic Natalie