Zero no Tsukaima Author Noboru Yamaguchi Dies

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Noboru Yamaguchi, the 41-year-old author of the Zero no Tsukaima light novel series, has died after a long struggle with cancer.

According to his family and publishers, his funeral was held on the 10th, although he passed away on the 4th and the sad news was only announced on the 11th.


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    Comment by H
    20:12 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Sir may you rest in peace, you will always be remembered in the hearts of your fans.


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    Comment by かん いか
    19:53 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I think a re-watch is in order in light of this news.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:35 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)


    And RIP. Too Young!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:11 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    you got that fuckin' rights T^T

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:15 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Why don't we re-watch the ZnT anime to honor him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:43 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This is very sad news, it was one of my favourite anime (even if I know that the adaptation is far from perfect...)

    May he rest in peace!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 14/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    you where a master of writing a God among men i am sorry you had to die from something so weak like cancer.TO THE FAMILY= i am sorry for your lose i know you knew him better than i, i just wish i could have met him. PS. rest in peace Mr.Noboru Yamaguchi

    you where to young ='(

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:16 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Thanks for ZnT. Sleep in peace Mr. Yamaguchi.

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    Comment by No Surprise
    01:51 12/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    ZnT was a cute fun story. I remember a lot of people compared Louise to Shana and I loved how Christina Vee voiced her in the dub


    Comment by Anonymous

    Thank you and enjoy your sleep six feet underground, Mr Yamaguchi for further tormenting me with one of the most horrible work and anime of all time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:39 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    ZnT may not have been the best but I liked it all the same. It was one of my favorites many years ago and it will always be.

    Thanks for the awesome series, Yamaguchi. RIP.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:12 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    My only regret is that I can never see its ending...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:57 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Years ago , when i began to read ZnT , i knew this novel is a very good one , i admire the author .
    And now ...he died , so sad...
    Thank you for making every weekend much more enjoyable by reading ZnT , R.I.P .

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:53 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Books never die. Authors die, but their masterpieces make us remamber them forever.
    RIP Noboru-sensei.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:25 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    RIP you awasome man

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:21 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Rest in peace, Honestly haven't read the novel yet but, I remember ZnT is one of the light novels that really made me got addicted to anime. Great story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:58 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    RIP, you will be missed by Zero no Tsukaima fans around the world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:24 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    >Novel author Yamaguchi Noboru posted in his twitter that he will be hospitalized tomorrow and will take a major surgery in August. He said he would have been dead if he had missed the chance to take the operation. "The 21st volume of Zero no Tsukaima novel will be delayed at least for two months. Please forgive me! Damn! I'll live on. I had been desperate, but I miraculously got an opportunity to take the operation. There is a possibility of survival. I really want to live."
    Why aren't the tears stopping? ;_;

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:13 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    "I really want to live."

    Fcuk, man. Fcuk. DAMNIT MAN. ><

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:30 11/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    (T^T) Yamaguchi Sensei...

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    Comment by J
    18:40 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)


    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Fucking cancers isn't a good idea, I think.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:26 13/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its ok if you use a condom

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 12/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    dont say that or else it will come back at you...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I say that because I've got some incredibly shit odds on not getting it myself. Both my grand fathers, and one of my grandmothers died of cancer. So I'm pretty sure it's going to catch me at some point, although not as early as it caught this unfortunate person.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:46 13/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please to not fuck the cancer, last thing we need is more seeds planted and thus reproducing more cancer, therefore killing off the whole population.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:38 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:17 12/04/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    why not FUCK FLU or FUCK PNEUMONIA.....many people die of that too.....even more than those that die of cancer....hypocrite mass hysteria about cancer?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because in this case it killed an author of a series some of us were following, a series that will now never be finished. Quit trying to play the philanthropist

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:54 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because some people just love to be "that guy/girl". They crave the attention.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:15 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    flu and pneumonia usually kill only the very old/young or very weak person.

    Cancer kills all

    Comment by Anonymous

    You only die from those if your in some shitty 3rd world country, if your in the usa or canada there is very rarely any deaths due to it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    So it's okay to have 3rd world inhabitants dying of those easy to cure disease, you say ? But well, if one glorious nipponese die of cancer it's a "fucking" matter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:15 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    People die if they are killed.

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    04:27 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    >You only die from those if your in some shitty 3rd world country,

    People die from those in the States too.
    "WASHINGTON, USA - The proportion of all deaths in the United States last week caused by pneumonia and influenza reached 7.3 percent, above the epidemic threshold of 7.2 percent, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

    Only the Southwest and California had "normal" flu activity last week, the agency said. The other nine regions had "elevated" activity, confirming that seasonal flu has spread across the country and reached high levels several weeks before the usual time of late January or February.

    The vaccine against the flu strain that was forecast to predominate this year, called H3N2, is 62 percent effective, scientists reported on Friday in the CDC's weekly publication.

    That is considered "moderate" effectiveness and means that almost four in 10 people who receive the vaccine and are exposed to the virus will nevertheless become infected. But the vaccine can reduce the severity of the illness, preventing pneumonia and other life-threatening results of flu."


    Comment by Anonymous
    22:37 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @22:16 12/04/2013

    From what you write it would seem cancer has some serious taste regarding those matters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:16 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah those non 3rd world countries usually die due to obesity, heart attack, therefore cancer has no chance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:01 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:00 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck you! I live in one of those "3rd world" (although we don't have 2nd world anymore so it's silly to say 1st and 3rd world) and we don't have people dying ofn those things like you make it sound like.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:31 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Looks like Halkeginia has a new familiar. Enjoy the other side!

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    Comment by Enfield Mundo
    16:14 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Oh shit. I ain't gonna lie that besides feeling sorry for the guy, I will miss the proper conclusion of ZnT...

    A very very big shame on both fronts. It will be hard to live it down. Sad how frail life is.

    Well, you will be missed...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:07 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    This is truly heart breaking, me and my fiancé got together a few years ago because of our love for the novels and the second season. I was really hoping that he'd succeed in his battle against cancer.
    He fought harder than Saito did against the Albion army, and may he rest in peace.

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    Comment by Katsura
    20:11 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Zero no Tsukaima was one of the few romance animes that were definitive in romantic affiliations, and had a protagonist that knew who he wanted.

    This was the reason I loved the series, main character was more likeable than in Toradora, and the entire story and concepts are much less confusing than Shakugan no Shana, as a result it allowed us to involve ourselves with the characters and relationships a bit more. It was simplistic genius.

    Some of you may not like ZnT all that much and argue that there are better animes out there, but give it a rest for once.

    There is not much else to say.

    Rest in peace.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 12/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Yeah, most main male chars are too stupidly obvlious, I mean everyone around sees this girl is in love with him and hes too much of a idiot to see it even though shes bascally broadcasting it. I am honestly tired of the male protagonists in animes these days, no one can be that dense/stupid irl.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:56 11/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Zura... Katsura is a lolicon, afterall.
    But his speech made me cry. Splendid.

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    Comment by Katsura
    11:16 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not lolicon. It's Katsura.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:53 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right shou-chan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:00 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is he? I don't remember ever seeing that in the anime, is this a manga only thing?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:01 13/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, of course.

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    14:42 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I am very shocked. Zero no Tsukaima was one of the best anime I have watched and had one of the best tsunderes that I have loved very much. RIP Yamaguchi-san. You will always be one of the best authors ever.

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    Comment by Enfield Mundo
    16:18 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    The last season was shit tbh. The first one was great, started going downhill on the second. Third one is ugh. But yeah, good author.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:41 11/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    You haven't watched many animes then...

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    Comment by caiooa
    16:44 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    well....the ln is better

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:10 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Season 1 and 2 is really good, at least to me.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I'm a huge fan of ZnT, but I have to admit that the anime is just pure shit.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Almost every adaptation is bad.

    Comment by 53271036
    18:14 11/04/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.3)

    I did like ZnT anime besides the last season. The last season was utter shit.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:39 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It's HIS personal opinion, douche.

    Comment by Anonymous

    yeah, the douches like this are the very reason why we can't have a good world to live in.

    Comment by WEL

    probably 3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:29 11/04/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    let him be, he just wants to be like " oh he died, he was one of the best manga authors ever" (for reference see apples steve jobs or MJ, they die and suddenly everyone loves them for being the best at something

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:10 11/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    any college lecture hall in the US, so many macbooks. America circlejerks over Apple products and how Jobs was the paragon of innovative business.

    but I will agree to let the guy have his opinion. ZnT was super popular at its time when Rie Kugiyama seemingly perfected the loli-tsundere lead role with consecutive hits as Shana, Louise, and Nagi.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:12 11/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    >>>dude people always loved jobs

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 11/04/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    lol what? zero was generic as fuck

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