Kodansha announced that Kawashima Tadashi
, the story author of manga Alive
, passed away on June 15th due to liver cancer. He was 42 years old.
When the cancer was found, he was in the middle of Alive serialization. However, Kawashima kept on writing the story and finally completed the series while struggling against the illness. He was eager to start a new series.
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