Editors of Shueisha's Dash X Bunko publishing label announced on Tuesday that light novel author Tomohiro Matsu
has died at the age of 43. The editors said that Matsu died suddenly on Monday, May 2, from an illness but did not specify further.
Tomohiro Matsu is best known for his debut work Mayoi Neko Overrun!
and the recently completed Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!
. Both works were adapted into television anime series in 2010 and 2012, respectively. He was also involved in overseeing the script of Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi
Matsu is known for his prolific writings, publishing a new light novel volume approximately every other month since his debut in 2008. At the time of his death, Matsu was writing Hatena☆Illusion
, which has been publishing since 2014 and released its fourth volume last November, and Isekai Kazoku Hyouryuuki
, whose first volume was released in January.
Aside from his writings, Matsu has also been a staff member of the semiannual Comiket doujinshi fair since high school. He recently contributed an article for the 40th Comic Market Chronicle
, which was published last year at Comiket 88 to commemorate the fair's 40th anniversary.
Source: Dash X Bunko Twitter