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Mangaka and Illustrator Hinata Takeda Dies

by tsubasalover
May 8, 2017 8:30 PM | 51 Comments

Writer Kazuki Sakuraba mentioned on the official Gosick series blog on Tuesday that mangaka and illustrator Hinata Takeda died this January from an illness not mentioned. It was also announced in the June issue of Dragon Age magazine on Tuesday.

Takeda was known as the illustrator of the Gosick light novel series and mangaka of the Ikoku Meiro no Croisée series, both of which received TV anime adaptations in 2011. She also published the manga Kitsune to Atori and Yuudachi Pool in her lifetime. Her first manga, Yaeka no Karute, was the manga that received Sakuraba's editor's attention to be invited to be the illustrator of the Gosick series. The very final illustration she drew for Gosick was the illustration for a DVD case (pictured) in 2011.

Source: Nijimen

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Sad to see someone so talented go. Rest in Peace Hinata.

May 14, 2017 2:15 PM by Silver-baka

well this sucks.

I loved Ikoku Meiro no Croisée .. it damn adorable.
And loved Gosick... great mystery and also lovable style.

:(

May 14, 2017 12:02 PM by DesolatePsyche

Sad to hear it :(
I really enjoyed Ikoku Meiro no Croisée.

May 11, 2017 9:36 AM by Chibi-Alice

Aw man, her art is cute and pretty :'(
Rest in peace.

May 11, 2017 6:30 AM by Chuunichan

Rest in peace Hinata Takeda-san.
Gosick is my favorite anime/manga in the world.

May 11, 2017 5:11 AM by Victorian-Doll

Luthandorius said:
I heard she GOTSICK? :D

Edit: This is referring to a screenshot someone posted in another forum. I think the screen is from 4chan:
https://picload.org/image/rcwcolor/unbenannt.png

Since I did not know Gosick (I only remember it being with some annoying/young looking girl on the pictures - which is why I decided not to watch it) I don't really care. (+ There don't seem a lot of other works listed for her on MAL.)

But yeah ... let her rest in peace. Since she was "only" illustrator" I guess the novel will continue? (Main part of a novel is the writing and the writer could just continue and for some illustrations every now and then hiring another illustrator.)

The gosick main series is finished already and the sequel is in another novel label that don't have illustrations. As the OP post said, the last illustration she did for gosick was in 2011. Doesn't change that her illustrations are some of the best crafted and most detailed I've seen in novels.
Little did you know that "annoying girl" is, taste aside, probably one of the most complex and best written female character in anime history.
TBH considering the "sick" of gosick is indeed a play on word with the english word "sick", the joke kinds of feel "already done 14 years ago" to me, but heh.

May 10, 2017 12:18 PM by Zefyris

I heard she GOTSICK? :D

Edit: This is referring to a screenshot someone posted in another forum. I think the screen is from 4chan:
https://picload.org/image/rcwcolor/unbenannt.png

Since I did not know Gosick (I only remember it being with some annoying/young looking girl on the pictures - which is why I decided not to watch it) I don't really care. (+ There don't seem a lot of other works listed for her on MAL.)

But yeah ... let her rest in peace. Since she was "only" illustrator" I guess the novel will continue? (Main part of a novel is the writing and the writer could just continue and for some illustrations every now and then hiring another illustrator.)

May 10, 2017 9:48 AM by Luthandorius

May her soul rest in peace. I adored her work on the Croisee series.

May 10, 2017 9:15 AM by Haneken2086

Oh man I really loved her illustrations. May she rest in peace.

May 10, 2017 6:56 AM by nozoris

OMG NO she was my favourite LN illustrator by far.
The illustrations on Gosick were just so beautiful. Did you see the covers of those volumes? How detailed the dresses are even in the black and white illustrations?

I was always hoping for a new editions including illustration from her for the last 4 volumes. Now we'll never get any. Always hoping to see her illustrate new novels. Now we'll never see that as well.

RIP T_T.

May 10, 2017 2:40 AM by Zefyris

RIP

haven't read gosick but sad to see a mangaka go

May 10, 2017 12:50 AM by KnightA

rest in peace
thank you for GOSICK

May 10, 2017 12:33 AM by genkuko617

RIP

Actually enjoyed their work, especially Gosick.

May 10, 2017 12:24 AM by Stark700

Rip

That was famous persons and Gosick a masterpiece

May 9, 2017 9:52 PM by Faehris

nobody is asking how she died?
why not just tell us the truth
wth was wrong with her, she looks young
was she working to her death?
bad dna, life habits?
we demand answers now

May 9, 2017 4:16 PM by AnimeHonor

Rest in Peace Hinata

May 9, 2017 2:02 PM by Taffy_x3

RIP

I wonder why they waited so long to reveal her death, she died in January and they're announcing it now.

May 9, 2017 2:00 PM by Ramkec

-- Rest in peace :(

May 9, 2017 11:32 AM by Drackx

RIP so sad to hear this news.

May 9, 2017 10:59 AM by Cnon

Saw this news on Facebook and it made me feel even more sad than what I'm feeling at the moment.

Rest in Peace.

May 9, 2017 7:10 AM by Wasshio

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