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Clannad/Charlotte Writer Jun Maeda Recovers From Heart Condition

posted on by Karen Ressler
Maeda received treatment for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy

Visual Art's/Key writer and composer Jun Maeda posted on his Twitter account on Saturday that he has left the hospital. The 41-year-old was hospitalized in February.

He also revealed that the name of his condition is idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (unexplained enlargement and weakening of the heart's left ventricle). He commented:

This illness has taken various pleasures away from me, but I'll face forward and keep on living and doing my best. It's a miracle I was saved.

Maeda is well-known for writing the Visual Art's/Key visual novels Kanon, Air, Clannad, and Little Busters!, all of which received anime adaptations. He also wrote the Angel Beats! television anime, and most recently, the Charlotte television anime. He also composed the music for the visual novels he has written, and composed themes for both Angel Beats! and Charlotte. He has composed, or otherwise supervised the musical production, for other Key visual novels, such as Kud Wafter and Rewrite.

Thanks to Kougeru for the news tip.

[Via Yaraon!

Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, Just Passing Through

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