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May 26, 2009 7:45 PM

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Imaoka Kiyoshi announced in his blog that his wife Kurimoto Kaoru passed away on May 26th. She was 56 years old and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.

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According to Yomiuri Online, Kurimoto Kaoru had already written Guin Saga up to the volume 129 and volume 130 halfway. She gave up writing the novel on April 23rd and was hospitalized on May 7th. Hayakawa Shobo will publish the incomplete volume 130 as well as the remaining volumes 127 - 129.

Guin Saga was applied to Guinness World Records for the longest novel record in 2004, but was rejected because Guinness judges considered that it's not a single book.

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Noo ):

I never read it and I will not probally read it ever, but the anime is good.


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Kurimoto sensei, may you rest in peace...

She posted an entry in her web diary on April 28th. That was her last comment. She said she was pleased with the success of his husband's surgery. But she was a bit irritated that she couldn't work as much as she wanted due to the bad condition of her health.

The volume 127 of Guin Saga novel was scheduled to be released in June. It's unknown that it will be released as scheduled. It's certain that Guin Saga novel ended incomplete.

Related topic: 100 Volumes of Guin Saga Novel Republished as Two Huge Books
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RIP

Oh man, sad
 
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Stupid cancer. =(
 
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rostern said:
Noo ):

I never read it and I will not probably read it ever, but the anime is good.


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Same here. Though I've already read a couple of chapters of the manga.
It's such a big loss. The Guin Saga manga left incomplete.

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Kurimoto sensei, may you rest in peace...

I'd like to say that as well.


 
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That's really sad. She died too young.
 
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Sorry to hear..

By the way, not that it is important or anything, does it mean that the Guin Saga will have no endings? I am assuming that the novel isn't finished yet which implies that the anime will never be either..
 
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Pancreatic cancer. :( That's the worst one she could have had. Most deadly of cancers because it earliest its usually detected is when the cancer is already at an advanced stage with no hope of therapies prolong life. May she rest in peace.

It's a shame she'll never get the chance to finish her life's work. I hope someone is able to finish it for her, if she left notes on how she wanted it completed (like Robert Jordan did for his work, The Wheel of Time). I really want to read this entire story (if it ever gets completely translated).
 
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Kira01 said:
Sorry to hear..

By the way, not that it is important or anything, does it mean that the Guin Saga will have no endings? I am assuming that the novel isn't finished yet which implies that the anime will never be either..

Guin Saga anime sums up the novel up to volume 16. I don't know if there is any plan to animate the rest of the volumes.
 
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Sad news :(

I do hope that somehow Guin gets a proper ending.
 
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Pancreatic cancer. :( That's the worst one she could have had. Most deadly of cancers because it earliest its usually detected is when the cancer is already at an advanced stage with no hope of therapies prolong life. May she rest in peace.

It's a shame she'll never get the chance to finish her life's work. I hope someone is able to finish it for her, if she left notes on how she wanted it completed (like Robert Jordan did for his work, The Wheel of Time). I really want to read this entire story (if it ever gets completely translated).


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Plus I wonder what Amano, Yoshitaka is going to do about it. Even though he didn't write it.
 
May 26, 2009 9:38 PM

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Sad news :/
 
May 26, 2009 10:46 PM

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RIP
and may u live freely wherever you are
 
May 26, 2009 10:51 PM

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Now we'll never know why Guin has a leopard head. :(
 
May 26, 2009 11:49 PM

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Never read any of her novels, but from what I have seen and heard, they're truly amazing. May consider watching Guin Saga now or perhaps even reading it.

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It can't be, I just looked at her wiki profile that last week and was happy with what she've done with Guin SagaT_T,RIP!

 
May 27, 2009 1:27 AM
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RIP

though I've only seen 3 episodes of the anime so far, I can see how epic this series is. real shame to lose such a talent so early.


 
May 27, 2009 9:08 AM

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Rest in peace, Kurimoto. I would've loved to have seen the end of Guin Saga as you planned it.
 
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Never read any of her novels, but from what I have seen and heard, they're truly amazing. May consider watching Guin Saga now or perhaps even reading it.


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Aww this is sad. Dx Rest in peace. >:
 
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That's really sad. She died too young.


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May 27, 2009 9:49 AM

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I never read or watched Guin Saga, but rest in peace.
 
May 27, 2009 10:14 AM

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Not that I actually care, but it's always sad to see incomplete work (by the original creator), so yeah, that sucks.
 
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RIP

There is nothing worse than someone dying leaving his work incomplete.
 
May 27, 2009 10:23 AM

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Damn stupid cancer... she died too young... and left her masterpiece lifetime work incomplete... that's the worst case scenario for a Novel/manga/Comic Author.... I gotta read the Novel by the way :P

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SAD NEWS IS SAD.
 
May 27, 2009 11:24 AM
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Too sad really, I was quite depressed when I read that this morning, even if I didn't read her novels for now. I hope I will be able to one day (either when I speak Japanese or if it is translated in French/English). Seems like a great author has parted.

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May 27, 2009 3:13 PM

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It's sad but she should have finished it a long time ago
hopefully some manga artists that drag their series for too long will think about it and finish them up
 
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Maybe she made some kind of emergency ending, just in case of this happening, or at least some notes about how it should end.
 
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just as Tezuka died without finishing phoenix another great writer passes away before finishing the story rest in peace
 
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I never read or watched Guin Saga, but rest in peace.
 
May 27, 2009 11:47 PM

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Good bye and rest in peace.

Since this was her life's work, hopefully she left notes on how she wanted to end the series. I hope the work is left in good hands.
 
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May she rest in peace.
 
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Rest in peace. It's depressing she couldn't finish her work before she passed, especially since it was a part of her life for such a long time.
 
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Such a shame :(
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This is just so sad :( May she rest in peace, and it's a shame she never got the opportunity to finish the work she carried on with for so long.


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again, one of my favourite authors dies:

Sunao Yoshida (Trinity Blood)
Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time)
Kaoru Kurimoto (Guin Saga)

She is still way too young....
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May she RIP.
 
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Wow, 2,000 pages per month. So, 2,000 pages / 30 days = 67 pages per day, so 67 pages / 8 hours of work = 8 pages per hour.

*** WOW! Assuming she wrote everyday for 8 hours, according to the numbers, she wrote 8 pages per hour, and about 67 per day.

***It's such a shame.... she died before finishing the story....... the ANIME is super AWESOME, and if the novel had all been translated to English, HELL YEAH I would read the whole thing!!!! **The anime only will cover 16 volumes of the 130 volumes !!!! .......... I hope in the anime, we at the very least get to see Guin's REAL FACE !!!!!!! Everyone agrees with me, right? We HAVE TO see Guin's real face in the anime!!!!

(P.S. if someone could find a link somewhere on the net showing Guin's real face, I would sooo forever appreciate it!!! I MUST see his real face!! Ty :P)
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dtshyk said:
Kira01 said:
Sorry to hear..

By the way, not that it is important or anything, does it mean that the Guin Saga will have no endings? I am assuming that the novel isn't finished yet which implies that the anime will never be either..

Guin Saga anime sums up the novel up to volume 16. I don't know if there is any plan to animate the rest of the volumes.


If I didn't come checking for the anime after dropping it for months, I would never have seen this reply. *laugh*

So, the anime concludes at Vol. 16 which means the ending of the anime is really nothing much compared to that of the novel.

Anyhow, Kurimoto..may you rest in peace!
 
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I'm a fan of Kentaro Miura, Ipso facto is know who is the lady. This is really sad, she was so young.
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