Guin Saga Author Kaoru Kurimoto Dies


Kaoru Kurimoto, esteemed authoress of the long running and highly popular fantasy novel series (and lately anime) Guin Saga, has passed away at the age of 56.

Her death is apparently the result of a long battle with cancer of the pancreas, so it is not entirely unexpected.

Her passing cuts short a long and illustrious writing career which has seen over a hundred novels published, many of which have been translated into English, and much critical acclaim.

Via Sankei.

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    Comment by liveevil
    00:28 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck no! At least the light novels are done [I think] but how about the manga and the anime? I hope the studio stays true to the plot now that she's dead.

    Comment by liveevil
    00:30 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck no apparently the light novels still haven't ended. We might as well forget a proper ending to Guin as well.

    Comment by mi
    19:19 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    my condolence here

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:13 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I saw the Guin Saga English translated books on sale at the book store. The anime perked my interest, but it didn't really gave me any urgency to read it. So I mentally filed it under "thinks to pick up eventually when I'm bored". The series was also said to be the inspiration of the current generation of fantasy mangaka and authors like Kentaro Miura and Ryo Mizuno.

    Maybe I should start picking up this series now. Better late than never.


    Comment by shalala
    20:17 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just wondering is it the best time to stock up on her novel. Because as she is died i think the price novels are going to skyrocket.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    22:13 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy Crap, news on a author i actually care about D:

    My condolences to the family

    Comment by andres
    20:35 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rest in peace...

    Comment by kori08
    00:58 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh dear, I was enjoying Guin Saga's ED that day, recommended by my friend...
    Rest in peace~

    Comment by god save the queen
    11:43 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    R.I.P // i am a god of myself AHAHAAHHAHAHAH //

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:12 18/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    now lets hope for Oishiiro Oda and Ken Kishimoto and Tite Kubo to die so their craps end with them.

    Damn...Guin Saga was quite good,the world is so cruel.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:39 02/05/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    A ansa de compreender justamente todo passo da sua persona algum dia
    esteve ao acuidade das acometimentos como nos dias atuais.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:43 29/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man u lot are selfish, i'd just like to say my regards and thanks for what is a good anime

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    Comment by KajunBowser
    12:56 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rest In Peace.
    *raises hand in front of face in Buddhist form* namu...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another sad tale, rest in peace.

    Comment by Random Fag
    05:38 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    May she rest in peace.
    Oh, well, Guin Saga will finally end, unlike Naruto, One Piece and other crap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sad news indeed.

    Other of her works was the yuri story "The Sword of Paros" (Paros no Ken) where she wrote the story and the art was done by the famous Yumiko Igarashi (Candy Candy manga artist).

    R.I.P. Kaoru Kurimoto-san

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This makes me sad. I've never heard of the series before now, but the fact that a story will never reach it's conclusion makes my heart ache.

    Not saying that the woman's death isn't sad, but rather that the story's never reaching its desired ending is heartbreaking, as stories are a part of the people who make them.

    Comment by Oyashiro
    04:57 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    People hoping for a true end to the story shouldn't despair yet. With cancer, you have some idea that you're going to die soon, unlike a car accident which can end it all suddenly. She might have known she was going to die and tried to write out an ending to the story, needing only an editor to put it together, or maybe another author to finish filling in the gaps.

    It's not too difficult to imagine something like that happening. When J.R.R Tolkien died, his son Christopher drew from his father's notes to complete some of his father's unfinished stories, and even some original stories of his own.

    Comment by uyfan
    03:21 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was really sad this morning when I read the news. An unfinished story is always something to regret, but because of this today I had a bad case of "melody-stuck-in-your-head-that-doesn't-want-to-go-away" with the Neverending Story movie theme...

    Comment by hALOTOO
    14:37 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A sad day for recent guin fan,but rest assure your saga will not go unheard of.
    Read in peace I shall.Rest in peace our beloved mangake.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:27 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And nothing of value was lost.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:47 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You sure? did she drop any good loot?

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    Comment by firaku
    23:34 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Droped a few epic manga volumes and a notepad for a quest loot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uncreative person using someone else's joke is uncreative.

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    Comment by Deviant Discordian
    16:05 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's Anonymous, I believe this is implied.

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    Comment by “KIRA SHOCK”!! (Sissy Kenshiro)
    17:45 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's probably a depressed EMO.:)

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    Comment by Deth
    14:52 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *lowers head in Respect*

    ~ Rest in peace ~ Kaouru Kurimoto.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't even know who this was, never heard of that series. So really, nothing of value was lost.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:29 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So... How would the story finish now?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:57 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    to be continued afterlife...

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    22:15 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lolz most inappropriate icon EVAR XD

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    Comment by KajunBowser
    12:53 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ROFLMFAO. Inappropriate for this story it is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:49 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMG your icon...

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    Comment by LunarSD
    15:23 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just when the manga moved to the anime shelves, with even the likes of the distinguished Nobuo Uematsu helping to bring the story into life...


    Comment by Yeahx3
    14:20 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    So I guess the anime won't have a real conclusion then...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:23 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    she may of made pre made endings incase of something like this. but further more RIP.

    Comment by Otaku Dan
    14:05 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    R.I.P. Kaoru Kurimoto

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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:03 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There was some kind of leopard there that knows MMA

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:02 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh my God...:[

    Rest in peace.

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    Comment by Kev
    06:50 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow you faggots are worst than console fanboys.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:17 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by “KIRA SHOCK”!! (Sissy Kenshiro)
    14:29 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another great artist return to the embrace of The Lord please rest in peace.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:14 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you still believe in a god, you're doing it wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:20 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    your already grown up and still believe in god?

    god is like santa claus

    once you grew old you stop believing

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:19 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, once SOME people grow old they stop believing.

    The majority of people still do.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:23 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still believe in God, and, amazingly enough, Atheist comments and insults don't sway my views.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:53 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's more of a test really.
    As some people get older they blame their fuckups and mistake on something else other than themselves, hence why they stop believing and go on with the mindset that they're right, the rest is wrong, but hey that's my opinion.

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    Comment by “KIRA SHOCK”!! (Sissy Kenshiro)
    02:03 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow it seem my simple condolence message to late mangaka sparked a religious discussian of deity's existence.(^.^)Well i would like to express my graditude for responding to my message(move to tears).For everyone information, i am not a religious person nor believing in a "giant flying spaghetti bolognese approaching Adam",buuuut i don't enjoy mocking people's believe not because i'am afraid of ill omen,curse or something,is because i respect religions which been guiding us for all this time in this harsh world we are living in.I bet it will be much more worse if w/out them! For certain people, believing in something makes their life even worth living which is a wonderful thing.P.S."Santa does exists!He usually appear in the mall or charity places every December".(^_^)

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    FUCK GOD! Haha, see you in hell! :D

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    Comment by “KIRA SHOCK”!! (Sissy Kenshiro)
    04:15 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Intercourse with God? Dude what "divine" fetish you have.(^_^)As for your reference of Hell, hmmmmmm no thks Satan prefers Homos like Anons,i wish you happiness. (^.^)

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:24 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    psst... santa claus doesn't exist either. Tell the rest.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:03 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like I would believe in an anonymous person who faps to idols and 2D stuff xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:19 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    god does not exist... final

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:18 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Final? Really? Christians and every other person can agree that they're not 100% that there's a God, meaning there's no solid proof, and Atheists can also not say for sure that a God DOESN'T exist. Anyone that says otherwise is a retard.

    There is no final until we die, then we'll see what's really there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, Atheists too. They have no proof a God doesn't exist, and even they can agree that some weird shit goes on for there not being a God.

    Comment by liveevil
    00:24 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think those are Agnostics you're talking about.

    Comment by Anonymous 2
    20:08 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can always tell when someone has the symptoms of "4chanfaggottitis".

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    Comment by “KIRA SHOCK”!! (Sissy Kenshiro)
    20:25 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amen to that!

    Comment by Freedom III
    09:45 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agnostics, generally speaking, don't take the hardlie athiest position of "there is no god", but rather, the position of "fucking prove it" (directed at both the religious and atheist camps).

    Comment by Toreno
    02:51 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What are you talking about? Weird shit? You're the only weird shit I see here!

    Comment by liveevil
    04:20 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought agnostics are people who don't believe that the existence of god can be proven? So if you're a religious person or an atheist yet you don't believe it can be proven then you're definitely agnostic.

    And believe me, there are people who believe it can be proven whether got exists, theists and atheists alike.

    Also, if the weird shit you're referring to are unexplainable phenomena, it doesn't mean that there's a God immediately. It just means that we don't have enough understanding of the phenomena yet in order to come to a decisive conclusion. Same goes for proving/disproving the existence of God, it's just a matter of time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even atheists have to admit they don't know there aren't gnomes in my garden. Hyuk hyuk hyuk, my epistemology is unassailable because they use magic! I'm a genius!

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    Comment by “KIRA SHOCK”!! (Sissy Kenshiro)
    17:42 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "especially ones that imply the person thatdied is now suffering eternal damnation". Wow you sounds like you been there before!(^0^)

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:38 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then perhaps you should elide your superstitions from these discussions, especially ones that imply the person that died is now suffering eternal damnation despite all of your best wishes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:19 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Faggots like this always have to throw their opinions in. Who the fuck cares what someone else believes?

    Give it a rest already, douchebag. Someone died.

    Comment by GOD
    15:47 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PFFT. What are you doing here? God does not approve.

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    Comment by firaku
    23:31 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait? God doesn't exist. So who left the comments?

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    Comment by SinSZ
    16:53 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If "GOD" does not approve, then I will dethrone "GOD", take the title and approve it.

    Comment by GOD
    17:23 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let's see you try.

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    Comment by “KIRA SHOCK”!! (Sissy Kenshiro)
    17:38 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Love one"

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    Comment by “KIRA SHOCK”!! (Sissy Kenshiro)
    17:38 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pssssst.i bet if your love died you don't to them aswell "GoD wAnNa Be"? :)

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    Comment by Ryoko
    16:17 27/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Regardless of whether or not she is in a better place now, her legacy on Earth is secure. Her work will continue to bring joy to people around the world.

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