The Tragedy of Hiromu Minato

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    01:44 11/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's just.... sad T-T, such an awesome Moeloli female artist yet had her life destroyed just because some stupid low-class stalking freak, i hoped he's now in jail waiting for his torture followed by an execution.

    RIP to Hiromu Minato.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 25/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you sure that she passed away? Maybe as statement as an artist "phase" on a particular event or just "about/of" her site.

    But 湊ヒロム is on the list. The picture seems very recent and the style is newish??

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    Comment by Artefact

    Sadly there is no doubt about this; there are plenty of more direct statements to that effect.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:35 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    One-sided or no, this story makes me want to go to Japan and beat the shit out of the fucked up Japanese guys. The women are treated like shit there, it makes me rage.

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    Comment by xxxxsharpie
    12:00 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is simply sad to the utmost degree. Even that doesn't even come close ... I agree, retribution is needed.

    Comment by Lantis
    12:15 24/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Geez... a very sad story, indeed. To me is always kinda deppressing enter to dead sites, but this one is effectively deppressing because is due to her actual death.

    May her soul find rest.

    Comment by Tyciol
    13:10 06/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Her art is amazingly beautiful. I feel sorry that this happened, fuckers need to realize: the artists are ESPECIALLY off limits. You don't harass or rape them. Even if you get into a relationship, you treat'm like a goddess, because they create art which ignites our lolicon souls!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:45 20/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you screwed up at the end

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My heart goes out to her and her family. I hope they are able to recover from this tragedy, and I sincerely hope the wretch responsible for causing her such pain is dealt with appropriately.

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    12:05 05/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    May her & her talents rest in peace...the way of the world just is not fair...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 22/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    R.I.P. Hiromu
    Japan is not the only place where women are treated like shit. But that doesn´t mean that it doesn´t suck just as much. Misogyny is one of the great crimes of mankind. Rapists should be put to the death penalty or life sentences, along with molesters. That would stop that dead in its tracks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:51 23/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    rest in peace, "sigh" such good artwork.

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    Comment by charizardpal
    13:14 21/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some of her art isn't too bad. That's really a tragedy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 08/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There will be more nekomimi in heaven with her there.

    A really talented artist, the industry and indeed the world is a poorer place for her passing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 08/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is really a sad state of affairs, a country that is the pride of the world for technology and innovation has such aparentley crap working legislations regarding the harassment of employees, especially it seems the female ones.

    So now we have been robbed of an exeptionally talented artist just because some pervo cound'nt control his rancid desires.

    I hope all involved [including the fellow workers who knew it was going on but did nothing to help her] receive a truly appalling Karmic reward for this......

    May your soul rest, you beautiful angel, continue your fine work in the afterlife honey. XXX

    Comment by marisako
    20:23 22/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is beyond sad, as it's not just destruction of a life, but destruction of a talent.
    i hope that justice will be done, whether in this world or the next-- preferably both.

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    Comment by metatron
    07:25 22/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wept when I read this and this is so very sad. She's a very promising and talented artist and her artworks are beautiful.

    May her soul rest in peace and may her stalker die in hell.

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    Comment by Leaf
    16:35 20/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is really sad to see such a talented and great artist pass away like this... As a fellow artist and human being, she has my deepest sympathies.
    I hope the stalker at least got arrested for this and not just another case dismissal due to the lack of direct connecting evidence..

    Comment by iKo
    17:09 20/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is such a sad event, where a person's life with so much promise is sent tumbling by some persistant bastard. Those final images will haunt me for some time.

    Comment by nekotails
    19:10 20/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Such great and talented young lady, may she rest in peace. Sometimes I feel that the world is so unfair.

    Comment by oppai
    16:17 20/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    The work shown is absolutely gorgeous - it's too bad such a sad story has to go with it.

    How "nuanced" is attempted rape though? I think it's a pretty black and white issue, especially if she got so traumatized she couldn't draw anymore :(.

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    Comment by Artefact

    I'm not suggesting this is a likely explanation, but she could have been mentally ill (she apparently was a member of some rather fringe mixi groups and does seem to have taken her own life), she could be offering an incomplete account of a relationship gone wrong, she may have had other problems she refused to mention, etc.

    Much is speculation, so caution is required, but otherwise it seems fairly intuitive.

    Comment by kareal
    16:05 20/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's...kind of messed up. More so than the other stuff I've been reading here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:26 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats very sad, and seeing her homepage in the same state, is sad to say the least, really touching article artefact, and its such a shame. My heart goes out to her and her relatives, tragedies like this really do make you sometimes think, the anime cult is way out of hand sometimes.

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    Comment by Piroko
    16:08 20/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is terribly sad. To be such a great illustrator and to be cut off such prematurely by a low-life co-worker is really tragic.
    Thanks for preserving her works via the Channel.
    I really hope the stalker gets arrested for this.

    Comment by Quen
    19:58 20/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Poor lady.

    Comment by Legacy
    21:36 20/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    How sad... and her work was really beautiful too.

    Comment by Trezaquets
    02:06 21/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    may she rest in peace..
    that talent,,such a waste....

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    Comment by GhostBanquo
    03:09 21/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:02 16/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and raep is such an addiction.

    Comment by sunstreaker
    23:53 21/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's sad to find out that you can't do certain things like yesterday again. It can be anything - a job, a hobby or just a simple life skill. Some peoples can't accept this personal setback.

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    Comment by alex1_phang3
    00:46 21/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    TOo bad she passed away, I'd like to see more from her though

    Comment by kenjiharima
    00:21 21/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Her work must have deteriorated since because of that Stalker. Seeing her final works the girl with a sword seems and whip she wants to fight back or something. Also seeing the 2 friends on the right side seems she needs a friend in her time of need. Too bad her illustration in the channel and gallery are awesome. But like an artisan if something doesn't inspire you you can't make good art.

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    Comment by XSportSeeker
    00:03 21/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sad... was the stalker arrested?
    The art is great.

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