Popular light novel series Zero no Tsukaima
by now-deceased Noboru Yamaguchi
has been announced to resume until completion. Publisher Media Factory will continue the light novel's publication in its MF Bunko J imprint.
Noboru Yamaguchi died in 2013
at the age of 41, after more than two years of fighting cancer. The remaining plot and ending of the series were assigned to the series' editors by Yamaguchi on his sickbed.
Noboru Yamaguchi began writing Zero no Tsukaima
in 2004 with illustrations by Eiji Usatsuka
. It was discontinued in 2011 with 20 volumes out of 22 planned volumes due to the surgery
for his illness.
A manga adaptation
of the light novel by Nana Mochizuki
began serialization in seinen magazine Comic Alive
in June 2006, and it ended on October 2009 with seven volumes.
Zero no Tsukaima
previously received four TV anime adaptations
and two specials
. It also received three visual novels for PS2.
The light novel was licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment for English release in 2007 but was later cancelled.
Source: Official site