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Publication of Manga NANA Suspended Due To a Sudden Illness of the Author

by dtshyk
Jun 28, 2009 11:48 PM | 95 Comments
The new thread on this topic is below.
Current Condition of Manga NANA's Author Revealed

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According to Oricon, Yazawa Ai had a sudden illness and the publication of manga "NANA" will be suspended from Cookie magazine August issue. The editors of Cookie stated that she needs to have treatments and rest for several months.

Source: Oricon

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guys, please move on to the new thread.
Current Condition of Manga NANA's Author Revealed

Apr 30, 2010 9:53 AM by dtshyk

I am glad she is better. She must have endured a lot and probably even reconsidered her whole life. We must not blame her if stops working as a mangaka. But I really really hope she will return to work step-by-step. She might have felt uncomfortable because of telling so much about self-destruction in NANA. But Nana Osaka in her new imaga with long hair, singing in some London bar - didn't she seem finally happy? I hope Ai-san will make it through and give NANA a heart-warming ending.

Apr 28, 2010 11:37 PM by Vitka_Lynx

Yes! This is great news guys.. still though.. I can see it comming that she doesn't continue making Nana. But isn't she under contract or so?

Apr 28, 2010 10:01 AM by Nerdo

Ichigo_no_Hime said:
Heres some news! Anime news network posted this, so it's trustworthy! :3

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-04-25/nana-manga-creator-ai-yazawa-returns-from-hospital

I'm really hoping she is feeling better. I would like her to continue NANA, but only if shes really up to it you know? She needs her strength and I hope she doesn't feel obliged to hurry back to work or anything.
Glad to see shes well for the time being. :3


YES! This is great, I'm just happy to hear she's out of the hospital. Although, I'm a bit nervous about her considering not continuing her work.

Apr 28, 2010 8:36 AM by Starmony

Heres some news! Anime news network posted this, so it's trustworthy! :3

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-04-25/nana-manga-creator-ai-yazawa-returns-from-hospital

I'm really hoping she is feeling better. I would like her to continue NANA, but only if shes really up to it you know? She needs her strength and I hope she doesn't feel obliged to hurry back to work or anything.
Glad to see shes well for the time being. :3

Apr 26, 2010 3:22 PM by Ichigo_no_Hime

It could be that she put the series into hiatus because she's thinking of the perfect way of ending the series.

NANA......man I remember watching the anime as it was getting released and subbed.....damn were the subs slow. I read a few chapters of the manga but I didn't continue because I had too many commitments.

Anyways, back to this hiatus thing......I hope she's not pulling our legs like CLAMP have done with a few of their series with a freaking long-ass haitus.

Hmmmm....I'm wondering if I should bother with this series or just wait when it truly finishes.

Pretty much a DEAD series now. =(

Apr 18, 2010 4:57 PM by JCDRANZER

I'm really wondering what the hell is going on. Still no news?

Apr 15, 2010 11:12 AM by tachyonserj

Eternal_Moon said:
Unfortunately, she said she hasn't heard anything either. This is seriously the strangest thing. She is a worldwide known mangaka and you hear nothing about her.


Yeah, it really is weird... I mean, I'd understand if she was one of the lesser-known manga-kas, but she's well known, worldwide, as you said. You'd think /someone/ would've heard something, but I guess that's not the case. :|

Mar 31, 2010 8:32 PM by baigeneo

Unfortunately, she said she hasn't heard anything either. This is seriously the strangest thing. She is a worldwide known mangaka and you hear nothing about her.

Mar 31, 2010 2:34 PM by Eternal_Moon

As much as I would like to believe that Ai Yazawa will be releasing another chapter of Nana by July, that website is not a credible enough source to me, especially after the shenanigan they pulled for April Fool's Day. Plus, why would Spain have any information out before a Japanese website? I'm sure the news would break in Japan before Spain or any other country. I just bought a Nana bag from a seller in Japan on eBay who sells Nana merchandise so I just emailed her a couple of minutes ago and asked if they heard anything about Ai Yazawa's condition and what's going on with Nana. I'll post and let you know what she says.

Mar 31, 2010 10:53 AM by Eternal_Moon

yes im a spanish person, i am spanish
and that what it puts in the news
BUTTTT i know for a fact that this is not true
why?
this was published in the spanish April Fools Day
as well, later on its says that it is not true


having this cleared up
do any of you have any news about it

i really hope that she continues with it

Mar 30, 2010 12:23 AM by missmatsura93

Yeah, I'm pretty fluent in Spanish from school and that's a fairly accurate translation...but given the type of small private site it's coming from and simply the fact that it's coming from Spain of all places... leads me to believe this lacks much credibility. Can only hope =/

It said the primary source was from Cookie magazine though, which I believe is a Japanese manga magazine that's been associated with NANA in the past. Anyone seen it?

Mar 29, 2010 4:53 PM by xXnagashiXx

Mewn said:
I hope that isn't a joke. >_<!
I really, really hope it isn't a joke.

Mar 29, 2010 9:13 AM by cidz

I hope that isn't a joke. >_<!
I really, really hope it isn't a joke.

Mar 28, 2010 6:46 PM by Mewn

I don't know where the original Japanese information is posted, but basically what Reikaa said is what it says on Spanish on that page. (Yay for taking Spanish in high school! =D)

I'm really excited about this. Can't wait til July. ^^

Mar 28, 2010 12:27 PM by baigeneo

Reikaa said:
Finally some news! It's from Shoujo Spain and I really hope it's not again just someone joking around.

http://shoujospain.blogspot.com/2010/03/yazawa-retoma-nana.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ProShoujoSpain+%28Pro+Shoujo+Spain%29&utm_content=Twitter

So, basically it says that Yazawa is in the way to get better and we'll have a new chapter of NANA in the end of july. It'll be in Cookie n.09.
I think that news is serious cause it's referring to a news that Cookie posted in her site. As i don't know japanese i can't really confirm that.


Since I don't read Spanish I couldn't read anything from the link XD

However I do hope what you read is true. It stopped at a bad place. I've been dying to find out how things turn out, even though we do know Nana stays with Takumi it appears. I want to know if what just happened is what drove Nana over the edge as well.

Mar 26, 2010 1:09 PM by JadedLover

Finally some news! It's from Shoujo Spain and I really hope it's not again just someone joking around.

http://shoujospain.blogspot.com/2010/03/yazawa-retoma-nana.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ProShoujoSpain+%28Pro+Shoujo+Spain%29&utm_content=Twitter

So, basically it says that Yazawa is in the way to get better and we'll have a new chapter of NANA in the end of july. It'll be in Cookie n.09.
I think that news is serious cause it's referring to a news that Cookie posted in her site. As i don't know japanese i can't really confirm that.

Mar 26, 2010 12:28 PM by Reikaa

did she stop writing because of her smoke addiction, or is it because she's depressed?

Mar 26, 2010 10:28 AM by KirinKirin

It's been ten months since she's gotten sick and there have been no updates about her. That's so strange, what's going on? I hope she's doing better than when the news first broke. Maybe she's secretly writing thje next volume already and when news does come out about her, it will say she is better and the next volume is coming out. I know it's wishful thinking but it's driving me crazy that you can't find ANYTHING on the internet about what's going on with her.

Mar 25, 2010 2:25 PM by Eternal_Moon

I had assumed it was something like stress that made her take a break but it seems not. What kind of complications can smoking cause, aside from cancer, that would have such an impact on her?

Mar 24, 2010 2:34 AM by everminded

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