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Mangaka Ai Morinaga Dies

by ImperfectBlue
Aug 10, 1:06 PM | 17 Comments
Manga author and illustrator Ai Morinaga died in the early morning on August 2 due to undisclosed health problems. Kodansha's monthly Bessatsu Friend announced the news yesterday with an obituary on their website expressing condolences and celebrating Morinaga's life (excerpt below):

We would like to express our deep appreciation to Morinaga-sensei for creating many wonderful works, and sincerely hope that her work will continue to be read for a long time.

May she rest in peace.

Morinaga's professional career began in 1993, and took off in 1996 when her manga Yamada Tarou Monogatari began serialization in monthly Asuka magazine. Her most popular works include Boku to Kanojo no XXX and Gokuraku Seishun Hockey Club, published in Comic Avarus and Bessatsu Friend, respectively. Her latest full-length work, Kirara no Hoshi, was also published in Bessatsu Friend and concluded in February 2015.

Source: Comic Natalie

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RIP...Such terribly sad news indeed...And she was only 2 years older than me O.o

Aug 16, 12:47 AM by Kimmy1983

Really sad she passed away at only 38. Thats horrible.

Aug 12, 9:44 PM by Yuki_Nonaka

ugmon said:
>undisclosed health problems

do not want it to be interpreted as overwork related illness?


Those information are generally shared if the family of the person wants to, which here they obviously didn't.

Aug 12, 8:08 PM by caio_brb

Wow, it's really sad that she passed away so young T_T

Aug 12, 12:48 PM by kpossibles

Rest in peace. Was she really 38? If so, she already had a serialized manga at 15 years old. Damn.

Aug 12, 12:32 PM by Nintendofan204

Its disappointing to see the seasoned authors pass away but I haven't read her works I have to admit.

Aug 11, 2:16 PM by VyseLegendaire

What a goddamn shame, Morinaga-sensei was way too young. May she rest in peace.

Aug 11, 11:22 AM by lubryka

What a heartbreaking news, and she's only 38. May she Rest in Peace, another talented person passed away.

Aug 11, 10:38 AM by VioletDress

RIP, thank you for your hardwork

Aug 11, 10:35 AM by Lucikun09

I haven't read any of her work but May her soul rest in piece.

Aug 11, 9:52 AM by Alice_Renee

I don't know who she is really, but may she rest in peace

Aug 11, 6:31 AM by RobinTheKing

Damn, if Google is right and she was only 38 then that makes it all the more sadder.

Reminds me that I've been meaning to read Boku to Kanojo no XXX for about 8 years now.

Aug 10, 9:01 PM by ReaperCreeper

>undisclosed health problems

do not want it to be interpreted as overwork related illness?


Aug 10, 4:38 PM by ugmon

One of my favorite author's, Thank you for your hard work and dedication! May you rest in peace.

Aug 10, 4:31 PM by BLANKx

Thank you for your work, Ai Morinaga. Rest in peace.

Aug 10, 4:09 PM by hazecloud

May she rest in peace.

Aug 10, 2:14 PM by FuriousNutSlaps

Oh, wow...I've read Yamada Tarou Monogatari of hers. Rest in peace...

Aug 10, 1:21 PM by Chouninatte