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Guin Saga Novel Wins the 30th Japan Sci-fi Taisho Special Award

by dtshyk
Dec 6, 2009 4:43 AM | 11 Comments
According to Mainichi, the late Kurimoto Kaoru's novel Guin Saga won the special award of the 30th Japan Sci-fi Taisho. The incomplete final volume 130 "The Unknown Tomorrow" will be released this month.

In the afterword of the volume 130, Kurimoto's husband Imaoka Kiyoshi said he wants someone to succeed to the series.

Sources: , [url=]Kurimoto's official website

The grand prize winner is Itoh Keikaku's novel "Harmony". Itoh passed away of lung cancer this March. He was 34 years old. He also wrote the novel adaptation of PS3 game Metal Gear Solid 4.

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RIP :(

Jan 2, 2010 4:26 PM by MonsterOtaku

the novel adaptation of Metal gear Solid was a great idea too :/
hands down to Itoh Keikaku!

Dec 9, 2009 4:03 AM by enixela

Kira01 said:
Guin Saga is a sci-fi anime?

It turned out to be a SF hidden as fantasy. But it ended up being actually SF.

Dec 7, 2009 2:07 PM by wakka9ca

may be its true... i don't have any idea about this.

Dec 7, 2009 4:07 AM by asiatext

Guin Saga is a sci-fi anime?

About the creator, may he rest in peace!

Dec 7, 2009 1:54 AM by Kira01

a little postmortem honor there.

Dec 6, 2009 2:36 PM by kisami

It's really a shame that the these two works that won awards can't be continued. Congrats none the less.

Dec 6, 2009 1:15 PM by windy

yay for a award

Dec 6, 2009 1:07 PM by Cordelia

R.I.P. to the both of them. I was a fan of Kaoru. =\

Dec 6, 2009 9:12 AM by Plun

Sad indeed.

Dec 6, 2009 7:40 AM by Strife91

Sad to see both authors are dead.

It must have been a quite disturbing year.

Dec 6, 2009 5:59 AM by wakka9ca

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