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Novel Author of Kaze no Stigma Passes Away

by dtshyk
Aug 19, 2009 6:10 AM | 166 Comments
According to Fujimishobo, Yamato Takahiro, the author of Kaze no Stigma, passed away on July 20th. He had been suffering from Leukemia. Kaze no Stigma novel ended incomplete.

Source: Fujimishobo

Updated on December 28th
The final volume of Kaze no Stigma novel will be released in March 2010. Fujimishobo collected the remaining manuscripts of the side stories and will release it as "Kaze no Stigma Ignition vol.6".

Source: Fujimishobo

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No, if Yamato Takahiro finished his work before his death we would still be sad because of the loss of a great author -even if we may just call him "the author of KnS". Let's compare him to the author of Zero no Tsukaima, who also passed away recently. Even though he finished his lifework, people were mourning his death.
"I am more sad about the fact KnS is unfinished rather than his death" is probably a mixture of feelings of unaccomplishment and sadness. We knew the author through his work, yet it stays unfinished. But don't worry, your sadness isn't solely based on the unavailability of a potential completion. It is rather based on the loss of a person we only knew through his work.
Even if he did finish his work, we would probably still write in this thread because we liked what he imagined and created.

I'm usually quite bad at explaining what my mind meant but this pretty much sums up most of what I wanted to say about that.

Jun 23, 2013 11:55 PM by Werchiel

No, if Yamato Takahiro finished his work before his death we would still be sad because of the loss of a great author -even if we may just call him "the author of KnS". Let's compare him to the author of Zero no Tsukaima, who also passed away recently. Even though he finished his lifework, people were mourning his death.
"I am more sad about the fact KnS is unfinished rather than his death" is probably a mixture of feelings of unaccomplishment and sadness. We knew the author through his work, yet it stays unfinished. But don't worry, your sadness isn't solely based on the unavailability of a potential completion. It is rather based on the loss of a person we only knew through his work.
Even if he did finish his work, we would probably still write in this thread because we liked what he imagined and created.

Jun 22, 2013 2:43 PM by Miragos

Miragos said:
Also, finding it sad that he didn't complete his lifework is less selfish than you think. .
Nobody said that it is selfish. The main contesting point is when you said "I am more sad about the fact KnS is unfinished rather than his death" - so what does that mean? If the author had finished the work you were less sad???

Jun 21, 2013 10:35 PM by symbv

Exactly, we partly know the author and what he imagined through his work, but we don't know him as a person. He certainly had a great imagination by thinking up such a great story.
Also, finding it sad that he didn't complete his lifework is less selfish than you think. The author himself might have felt the same way. His imagination couldn't be fully adapted into his work. This reminds me somewhat of Tolkien: He was an incredible author, yet he couldn't finish his lifework. People didn't really know him, but respect him even today because of his works. Same goes for the author of KnS: We may not have known the author as a person, but we do know what he created and respect him even in death.

Jun 21, 2013 7:00 PM by Miragos

Werchiel said:
Oh but it is natural to think like that. We only know this guy from his work so that is what we care about. We can't cry over every single death on the planet else we would never ever stop crying. Since I didn't personaly knew the guy I am more sad about the fact KnS is unfinished rather than his death. It's a pity yeah but do you even know how many people died while I was writing this post? Yeah, that's it.


Agreed

Jun 21, 2013 4:00 PM by SharifEbeefE

Werchiel said:
No, that means if what you said were to happen I wouldn't even know he died since I wouldn't be looking out for news regarding the series (and the man in question himself).
So you mean you only got to know this news because you looked for it, not because you bumped into it when you came to the News Board?

Werchiel said:
Like I said since I don't even know the man I can't really be sad. And why would I? There is absolutely no bond between us, I don't even know what kind of man he was
That is not my question though. I was not asking why you don't feel sad now. My question is, if KnS were indeed finished (which assume you would know the man as you read KnS) and then he died, you would have been less sad since you wrote "I am more sad about the fact KnS is unfinished rather than his death"

Jun 21, 2013 12:13 PM by symbv

No, that means if what you said were to happen I wouldn't even know he died since I wouldn't be looking out for news regarding the series (and the man in question himself).
Like I said since I don't even know the man I can't really be sad. And why would I? There is absolutely no bond between us, I don't even know what kind of man he was when he was alive, all this piled up means I can't feel sorry he died as I cannot feel connected to him in any way other than through his work. I don't know how he was in his private life - maybe he was a great guy and if I knew that I'd probably cry myself to no end but since that is not the case I just can't.

Jun 21, 2013 12:02 PM by Werchiel

Werchiel said:
Since I didn't personaly knew the guy I am more sad about the fact KnS is unfinished rather than his death. It's a pity yeah but do you even know how many people died while I was writing this post? Yeah, that's it.
Does it mean that if KnS were finished and then he died, you would have been less sad??

Jun 21, 2013 3:11 AM by symbv

I know it sounds completely stupid to say this after four years, but I find it absolutely disgusting how people are only sad for his death because he didn't get to finish Kaze No Stigma, and would obviously be more happy if he just finished it before he kicked the bucket.

Oh but it is natural to think like that. We only know this guy from his work so that is what we care about. We can't cry over every single death on the planet else we would never ever stop crying. Since I didn't personaly knew the guy I am more sad about the fact KnS is unfinished rather than his death. It's a pity yeah but do you even know how many people died while I was writing this post? Yeah, that's it.

Jun 21, 2013 2:13 AM by Werchiel

dipz158 said:
Finished the anime. and just wondering if its possible to use the novels that have been completed to compile it into a couple ova's or something. i would have loved to see them get married or something :P

RIP


The anime pretty much covers all the main story in the light novels.

Jun 5, 2013 10:42 PM by Newhopes

Finished the anime. and just wondering if its possible to use the novels that have been completed to compile it into a couple ova's or something. i would have loved to see them get married or something :P

RIP

Apr 14, 2013 8:10 AM by dipz158

Just about to finish the anime and planning on reading the novel, this sux to hear that its incomplete.

RIP

Mar 30, 2013 8:12 AM by Joshdirect

I finished watching Kaze no Stigma a long time ago and wondered why a sequel, even though the ending of the first practically called out another season (not to mention it had high ratings) was not made. It's sad when an author who had so much talent has to pass away. The manga was really nice and I could tell the author put their heart and soul into it.

R.I.P. :(

Feb 19, 2013 10:04 PM by NovaApocalypse

Rayla said:
I know it sounds completely stupid to say this after four years, but I find it absolutely disgusting how people are only sad for his death because he didn't get to finish Kaze No Stigma, and would obviously be more happy if he just finished it before he kicked the bucket.


Welcome to humanity, young friend. Welcome to humanity.

Jan 27, 2013 1:34 AM by yhunata

I know it sounds completely stupid to say this after four years, but I find it absolutely disgusting how people are only sad for his death because he didn't get to finish Kaze No Stigma, and would obviously be more happy if he just finished it before he kicked the bucket.

Jan 27, 2013 12:32 AM by Rayla

Well, It's ashamed for us that the novel is incomplete although both manga & anime was aired last time in 2007 (?)..

RIP

Jan 7, 2013 6:26 AM by JafriZin

I was so sad that this story will never finish

Jan 7, 2013 6:04 AM by ThangLong

I have just started to watch the anime
RIP!

Nov 18, 2012 3:21 PM by bluedragon777

KeiranShikari said:
Because you have no eyes.


heh.

Oct 28, 2012 1:29 PM by Shuhan

Just watched KnS. Very awesome indeed.
Thank you for your had work, you will be missed

Oct 28, 2012 6:54 AM by chunyeee

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