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Composer of K-ON!! Song In Episode 20 Passes Away

by dtshyk
Aug 18, 2010 3:54 AM | 103 Comments
According to the official blog, singer & song writer bice (Kijima Yuko) passed away due to myocardial infarction on July 26th. She was 38 years old. She wrote songs of Kirarin Revolution (ep 1 - 102) and "Gohan wa Okazu" played in K-ON!! episode 20.

Sources: bice's blog, Sports Hochi

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Leon-Gun said:

She still worked in the industry, limited publicity notwithstanding. It's not like we are reading about the death of some random otaku.


Yes But I'm wondering if this would have been reported as well if she hadn't been working on K-ON. It certainly wouldn't have as much replies and attention. It seems to me that the fact she did some work for K-ON is more appreciated than her/the actual work.

Smochi said:

there've been less worthy news stories.


Very true, I've thought about framing the news article where we're told that Hirano Aya was stressed and went on a shopping spree to relieve said stress.

Aug 23, 2010 8:52 AM by Toost_Inc

R.I.P <3

Aug 23, 2010 7:55 AM by Prizkilla

T_T

Aug 23, 2010 7:28 AM by entauri

Toost_Inc said:
And this is news, how?


there've been less worthy news stories.

annnd since my last comment on this I have seen the episode. Cried all the way through it, and not just because of this ;_;
It is a great, fun song and it's true that it does personify what K-ON is about. Ichi, ni, san, shi, gohan! ;w;

Aug 23, 2010 5:44 AM by Smochi

Toost_Inc said:
Well I was just wondering if this was worth reporting.

I mean I don't want to belittle her death or anything, but yeah people die, so that's nothing new. Furthermore, seems to me nobody even heard of her before this, she has no MAL entry and only 2-3 people here commented on her work besides "Gohan wa Okazu". And my bet is that if she was alive she'd have remained a nobody and the song would have been credited to Yui.

It's one thing when an author/director of some series passes away but I'm just saying that it shouldn't be news JUST because of K-ON (which is how this looks like to me). Before you know it we'll be reading about a friend of a friend that may or may not have watched K-ON who sprained his ankle.
She still worked in the industry, limited publicity notwithstanding. It's not like we are reading about the death of some random otaku.

Aug 22, 2010 8:03 PM by Leon-Gun

Well I was just wondering if this was worth reporting.

I mean I don't want to belittle her death or anything, but yeah people die, so that's nothing new. Furthermore, seems to me nobody even heard of her before this, she has no MAL entry and only 2-3 people here commented on her work besides "Gohan wa Okazu". And my bet is that if she was alive she'd have remained a nobody and the song would have been credited to Yui.

It's one thing when an author/director of some series passes away but I'm just saying that it shouldn't be news JUST because of K-ON (which is how this looks like to me). Before you know it we'll be reading about a friend of a friend that may or may not have watched K-ON who sprained his ankle.

Aug 22, 2010 6:42 PM by Toost_Inc

People are NOT supposed to die that young. I think that stress and fatigue due to overworking took their toll on her.

At least she left quite a legacy.

Toost_Inc said:
And this is news, how?


How is it NOT news?

Aug 22, 2010 7:59 AM by Firelord76

I know the crying is supposed to be about the "end of the club", but don't you guys think it was also a subliminal homage to Kijima Yuko?

I like to think of it this way, she died, and they chose to pay homage to her by making an episode dedicated to her song and the girls crying while being optimistic.

If this is true, it's beautiful.

Aug 21, 2010 9:41 PM by Eniac

And this is news, how?

Aug 21, 2010 8:50 PM by Toost_Inc

R.I.P. 38 years old is way too young... Gohan wa Okazu was a perfect song for K-ON

Aug 21, 2010 11:56 AM by EminentFaith

I just finished this episode, and saw this. That's horrible!
RIP Kijima Yuko.

Aug 20, 2010 9:06 AM by Gonee

Oh... that's... quite sad. She's so young..

Aug 20, 2010 12:25 AM by underMebius

Rethardus said:
What's up with people dying after a recent finish of works?
Like Heath Ledger dying after the Dark Knight. I forgot his name, but he worked on the cutscenes of Metroid Prime 3. He died after the project too. And now this?

Is it because they overworked of the recent projects, or is it that they were sick before, but felt like finishing this last work, and be content when it's done?
Ledger died as a consequence of his depression (and in the middle of another movie) but I see your point. It may have a bit of truth considering how overworked society currently is.

Aug 19, 2010 9:42 PM by Leon-Gun

It's sad that she died but to be optimistic I'll say that she died for the sake of many people's ear.

Aug 19, 2010 6:58 PM by Shangetsu

What's up with people dying after a recent finish of works?
Like Heath Ledger dying after the Dark Knight. I forgot his name, but he worked on the cutscenes of Metroid Prime 3. He died after the project too. And now this?

Is it because they overworked of the recent projects, or is it that they were sick before, but felt like finishing this last work, and be content when it's done?

Aug 19, 2010 3:27 PM by Rethardus

I havent gotten to episode 20, but I hate hearing about young talent like this leaving us. Her legacy will live on.

Aug 19, 2010 12:07 PM by nixops

R.I.P
:/

Aug 19, 2010 10:33 AM by puchipuri

=( RIP

At least she lived to see her last works aired in K-ON.

Aug 19, 2010 10:22 AM by Akamitsu

HalRyder said:
Heart attacks really happen too darn often these days. Just a week back a wrestler at the age of 29 died from heart attack too. Must be the level of stress in the world today.


Have you ever heard of Death Note? Just saying.
Also, R. I. P.

Aug 19, 2010 10:21 AM by 90098

R.I.P ='(

Aug 19, 2010 10:17 AM by gravelfrobisher

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