News Zero no Tsukaima's Yamaguchi Ends Trouble-Free Surgery
posted on 2011-08-04 09:01 EDT by Egan Loo
Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero) author Noboru Yamaguchi reported on Thursday evening that he is going to sleep after his surgery ended without incident. He added that he could get up and walk around for a little bit today, but apologized for his late responses on Twitter. He then thanked his supporters and said that from this day forward, he deeply cherishes the life and wishes he has been given by everyone. He ended the evening by wishing everyone a good night.
Yamaguchi confirmed last month that he has advanced-stage cancer. In February, a hospital diagnosis discovered his cancer, which was advancing rapidly to the point that surgery was considered futile at the time. 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 early this month that might cure the cancer.
Yamaguchi was in the middle of writing the 21st volume of the Zero no Tsukaima light novel series, but as a result of what has happened, it will be difficult for him to publish the book in August as scheduled. He had previously planned to end the series in two volumes after the 20th volume, but he is now focusing first on the successful surgery and recovery.