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Kannagi Manga Suspended [Updated on Dec 12]

by dtshyk
Dec 5, 2008 4:22 AM | 88 Comments
According to Comic REX magazine, Takenashi Eri's manga "Kannagi" will be withheld from publication for some while due to the ill health of the author. It's unknown when the manga will resume publication.

Source: Scan of Comic REX

Edited on Dec 9th=================
The editors of Comic REX magazine officially denied that the suspension of the manga was related to the fans' disturbance. They explained that the sickness of the author was the sole reason for the suspension. Before this official statement, Yuukan Fuji newspaper and ITmedia have already reported that some fanatic fans of Kannagi made the author stop publication.

Source: J-cast News

Edited on Dec 11th=================
According to Minekura Kazuya's (the author of "Saiyuki") blog, Takenashi Eri cannot get out of the bed due to the illness.
The official website announced that the illustrator of the DVD storage box(, which is the extra item bundled with Kannagi DVD volume 3 Limited Edition) will be switched from Takenashi Eri to Kadowaki Satoshi (the graphic art director of Kannagi).

Source: nitro diary
Source: Official website

Edited on Dec 12th=========================
According to Ichijinsha website, Takenashi Eri was hospitalized after finishing Kannagi manga episode released in the December issue and had an emergency surgery. The surgery was successful and she is getting better now. Eri sensei is still in the hospital but she is eager to resume publication as soon as possible.

Source: the official announcement from the publisher

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News Update
Takenashi-sensei posted a comment in her blog. This is the first entry since she was hospitalized last November. She said she had a serious illness due to the overwork. She had already left the hospital and is now taking a rest at home. She thanked for the emails, flowers and even Senbazuru sent by the fans.

Source: Takenote

Apr 21, 2009 8:34 PM by dtshyk

At least it seems like she will be getting better, I hope so, but my best wishes go out to her.

Dec 14, 2008 3:45 PM by animedreamer

My heart goes out to her. I hope she's not in unbearable pain.

Dec 13, 2008 5:14 PM by windy

dtshyk said:

Dec 12th=========================
According to Ichijinsha website, Takenashi Eri was hospitalized after finishing Kannagi manga episode released in the December issue and had an emergency surgery. The surgery was successful and she is getting better now. Eri sensei is still in the hospital but she is eager to resume publication as soon as possible.

Source: the official announcement from the publisher

Wow, I didn't think it was that serious. I hope she's ok..

Dec 12, 2008 10:18 PM by sniW

Well according to other sources (such as ANN) she is supposedly very sick.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-12/kannagi-creator-takenashi-undergoes-surgery-recovers

Anyways other more happier news: the bookstores (or publisher, I forgot) posted something along the lines of "Not pure is OK" but it was more of a catchy phrase (at least in Japanese and Chinese) - I believe that's what the 2nd link shows (from my previous post but my Japanese isn't good enough to be absolutely sure)

Dec 12, 2008 11:54 AM by nevets1219

nevets1219 said:
Well it seems to be all over.

http://news.greedland.net/Channel/content/2008/200812/20081212/15732.html
http://news.greedland.net/Channel/content/2008/200812/20081212/15732_1.html (contains some scenes from the manga along with some other interesting pictures)

Author says she never received anything threatening and the manga will continue.
Well, at the very least they didn't just went "oh, she's sick" and left it at that. By providing some details it destroys some of the suspicions. And it's obvious she'll try and pretend all that "fan hate" business never happened, else it will cause an even bigger scandal. It's better to leave it as "rumors" and deny it ever happened.

Dec 12, 2008 11:23 AM by Leon-Gun

I pray for your quick recovery Eri-sensei :D

Dec 12, 2008 10:22 AM by LolitaDecay

Yay :D

I'm so glad it wasn't suspended because of what the fans did

Dec 12, 2008 7:39 AM by hirahira

News updated

Dec 11th=================
According to Minekura Kazuya's (the author of "Saiyuki") blog, Takenashi Eri cannot get out of the bed due to the illness.
The official website announced that the illustrator of the DVD storage box(, which is the extra item bundled with Kannagi DVD volume 3 Limited Edition) will be switched from Takenashi Eri to Kadowaki Satoshi (the graphic art director of Kannagi).

Source: nitro diary
Source: Official website

Dec 12th=========================
According to Ichijinsha website, Takenashi Eri was hospitalized after finishing Kannagi manga episode released in the December issue and had an emergency surgery. The surgery was successful and she is getting better now. Eri sensei is still in the hospital but she is eager to resume publication as soon as possible.

Source: the official announcement from the publisher

Dec 12, 2008 6:30 AM by dtshyk

It seems like this world hasn't meet its ending yet :D

Dec 12, 2008 5:09 AM by Siva

that's good news 8D

Dec 12, 2008 2:25 AM by id

Well it seems to be all over.

http://news.greedland.net/Channel/content/2008/200812/20081212/15732.html
http://news.greedland.net/Channel/content/2008/200812/20081212/15732_1.html (contains some scenes from the manga along with some other interesting pictures)

Author says she never received anything threatening and the manga will continue.

Dec 12, 2008 1:46 AM by nevets1219

I think we should create a new category for the "nutty" branch of the Otaku community.

Dec 11, 2008 10:13 AM by Leon-Gun

sniW said:
AikoD said:
Leon-Gun said:
sniW said:
Some fans were a bit more than angry. Take a look at this:


...クレイジー
(source)
Well, his problem if he wants to waste his money that way.


Actually that photo was from before publication was stopped.

Oh, that's..weird. I wonder why s/he ripped them all up then.
Just because of some plot twist in the last chapter s/he decided to rip all of those 5 awesome volumes?
That is nothing different from the guy in this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Olki4X-da4

Calling yourself an Otaku while doing this shit is nothing different from being a man but all he use was his strength and not his brain.

If a person like that also called an "Otaku" then I will never recognized myself as an Otaku ever in my life.

Dec 11, 2008 7:56 AM by Siva

AikoD said:
Leon-Gun said:
sniW said:
Some fans were a bit more than angry. Take a look at this:


...クレイジー
(source)
Well, his problem if he wants to waste his money that way.


Actually that photo was from before publication was stopped.

Oh, that's..weird. I wonder why s/he ripped them all up then.

Dec 11, 2008 2:09 AM by sniW

sniW said:
Some fans were a bit more than angry. Take a look at this:


...クレイジー
(source)

ROW ROW FIGHT DA POWAH

Dec 10, 2008 3:46 PM by Neverender

sniW said:
Some fans were a bit more than angry. Take a look at this:




That's not the actions of an angry fan, but the actions of a "nutcase". What a waste of money! The author must be upset that his/her artistic work is torn into pieces. How sad..

Dec 10, 2008 3:45 PM by Kira01

People take their hobbies too seriously...or should I say idiots do.

Dec 10, 2008 12:10 PM by Leon-Gun

So it's an effing conspiracy after all. I knew it!. Now I'm wondering what might have happened to D.Gray-man =S

Dec 10, 2008 7:59 AM by ntHai

"No Connection"
-link-

Dec 10, 2008 4:02 AM by ukonkivi