Clannad/Charlotte Writer Jun Maeda Reveals He Needs Heart Transplant
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Visual Art's/Key writer and composer Jun Maeda posted on his Twitter account on Thursday that his heart condition requires a heart transplant. He commented: "I went for a checkup. It seems I can't keep living with my heart, and I still need a heart transplant." He added that even as he thinks that having an operation will be expensive and hospitalization will be a pain, he is still playing Muramasa and having more trouble with the game.
He later reassured fans that he still has long to live, and will still write more stories.
The 41-year-old writer is suffering from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (unexplained enlargement and weakening of the heart's left ventricle). He had been hospitalized in February, and left the hospital in July.
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.
[Via Hachima Kikō]