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Zero no Tsukaima Light Novels to Continue
By Swaps4 |  Anime, Images, Info, Japan, Light Novel |  26 June 2015  | 6 Comments
14 Media Factory’s MF Bunko has updated the official website for Zero no Tsukaima with news that they plan on continuing the fantasy light novel series. Author Noboru Yamaguchi passed away at age 41 on April 4th, 2013, after a two-year battle with cancer. 20 volumes of the series were published, short of an intended 22.

Zero no Tsukaima is a fantasy and comedy-oriented series of Japanese light novels written by Noboru Yamaguchi, with illustrations by Eiji Usatsuka. Media Factory published 20 volumes between June 2004 and February 2011. The series was left unfinished due to the author’s death on April 4, 2013, but the series is planned to continue to its conclusion with a different author. The story features several characters from the second year class of a magic academy in a fictional magical world with the main characters being the inept mage Louise and her familiar from Earth, Saito Hiraga.

Between 2006 and 2012, the series was adapted by J.C.Staff into four anime television series and an additional original video animation episode. The first anime series was licensed by Geneon Entertainment in English, but the license expired in 2011. Sentai Filmworks has since re-licensed the first series as well as picking up the other three series. A manga version drawn by Nana Mochizuki was serialized in Media Factory’s manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive between August 2006 and October 2009. The manga is licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment for release in North America. Three additional spin-off manga were also created, as were three visual novels.

Zero no Tsukaima synopsis from Haruhichan:

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Some good news:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-06-25/the-familiar-of-zero-light-novels-to-continue-after-author-passing/.89697

Sou Yurugi, the editor-in-chief for the MF Bunko J imprint of Kadokawa (Media Factory), announced on Thursday that the imprint has decided to continue the Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero) light novel series.

Author Noboru Yamaguchi was planning the end of the light novel series before he passed away due to cancer in 2013. According to MF Bunko J, he dictated the remaining plot of the series, including its ending, from his sickbed and entrusted it to the editors.

The editors acknowledged that the publisher has received a steady stream of requests to continue the series from fans, and added that the late novelist's family also expressed their desire that the series be completed.

Media Factory published the 20th of 22 planned volumes in February of 2011. Zero no Tsukaima F, the fourth and final anime series, premiered in 2012.

15-0731 Update from http://www.zero-tsukaima.com/editors/

 June of the third year MF Bunko J is first published in 2002. Volume 1, "The Familiar of Zero" has been publication by Noboru Yamaguchi teacher. "Familiar of Zero" that has become a major work to support the MF Bunko J early days is as you know everyone.

 Accidentally it is became the last writing "Familiar of Zero", but the plot of up to completion than the sickbed of Yamaguchi teacher was has been bereaved. That had been entrusted to complete the editing section from Yamaguchi teacher. Yamaguchi teacher of sudden death after that voice had been one after another arrived overlooking the continued winding from everyone of the fans in our Customer Center. That we have received your words and with the want to complete even from his family. In response to this, you will be your report the publication of this time, "The Familiar of Zero" continue winding to everyone.

 "Familiar of Zero" is a too great works, that this time of your report will also evoke various feelings of everyone, we're going to know. Just Yamaguchi teacher Louise and wit that had been envisioned the ending of the story now, we will strive to have the goods delivered to cherish everyone. For details of publication, we will from time to time announced at here in the future. Whether you can wait for tolerance as, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

 The first volume of "The Familiar of Zero" by Noboru Yamaguchi sensei was published, it was June 25, 2004. "Zero" is quickly become a reputation after the release, soon became a hit to represent the light novel it is as you know.
 Is the latest winding up to the present in "The Familiar of Zero" Volume 20 of the afterword, it Yamaguchi teacher himself has been foretold that complete the remaining two volumes, writing of continued winding by the person in question is which is not come true the previous year.

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 However, in the harsh life to repeat the treatment for wasting the violently physical strength, unawares, now speak with want you to complete to someone because commit plot.
 Then, one month before the March 5 that his death, I was asked to be committing fold where the meeting in order to increase the degree of completion of the plot, the writing of continued winding towards the candidates proposed from the editorial department.

 From there, it was as early as month and day of the two-year flows.
 During this time, Japan as well as from overseas, demand for publication of the continued winding had arrived on a daily basis.
 We also, while you want to achieve a bequest of as early Yamaguchi teacher the day, in order overcome the great loss, also, to establish a system that is entrusted to us the great work, was required considerable time.
 Now, in your summary fan, I can now pleased to report that the preparation of the continued winding of "Familiar of Zero" began. Until actual publication Incidentally, I'll have time, please kindly wait for a while now. I think that there are various opinions, but if you can watch whether warm, never so grateful. Without permission, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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The Familiar of Zero Light Novels to Continue After Author's Passing posted on 2015-06-25 13:00 EDT
Zero no Tsukaima's ending was dictated by late author Noboru Yamaguchi
Sou Yurugi, the editor-in-chief for the MF Bunko J imprint of Kadokawa (Media Factory), announced on Thursday that the imprint has decided to continue the Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero) light novel series.
Author Noboru Yamaguchi was planning the end of the light novel series before he passed away due to cancer in 2013. According to MF Bunko J, he dictated the remaining plot of the series, including its ending, from his sickbed and entrusted it to the editors.
The editors acknowledged that the publisher has received a steady stream of requests to continue the series from fans, and added that the late novelist's family also expressed their desire that the series be completed.
Media Factory published the 20th of 22 planned volumes in February of 2011. Zero no Tsukaima F, the fourth and final anime series, premiered in 2012.
[Via Hachima Kikō]


Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it has licensed Zero no Tsukaima F (The Familiar of Zero F), the fourth and final television anime series based on Noboru Yamaguchi's light novel series. Sentai Filmworks noted the series will get a subtitled DVD release later this year. Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the series in North America.

Yamaguchi is overseeing the scripts for the series, and Yoshiaki Iwasaki, the director for the first television anime in the franchise, is returning to direct Zero no Tsukaima F. J.C. Staff is again animating the final series, and the company GENCO is again handling production.

Ichiko, who sang theme songs for the first three Zero no Tsukaima television anime series, will return to sing the opening theme song "I'll Be There For You." The main cast members, led by Rie Kugimiya, from the previous anime series are also reprising their roles along with new cast members.

The final television anime series will premiere in Japan on January 7 on the anime channel AT-X.

4th Season of Zero No Tsukaima Announced

Final Zero no Tsukaima Anime Titled, Slated for January

posted on 2011-09-27 22:43 EDT animenewsnetwork.com The official website for the Zero no Tsukaima anime franchise confirmed on Tuesday that the fourth and final series will be titled Zero no Tsukaima F. It also confirmed that Zero no Tsukaima F will premiere next January on Chiba TV, AT-X, and other stations. Zero no Tsukaima Kessakusen, selected episodes from previous Zero no Tsukaima anime, will air this October. The November issue of Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine also published an ad for the final anime series on Tuesday, but with a misprinted premiere date of "January 2011."

Noboru Yamaguchi, the original Zero no Tsukaima light novelist, had reported last month that the previously revealed fourth season of the anime adaptation is slated for next year. He had also reported in August that he left the hospital without incident after his surgery that month for cancer. He had been writing the final series arc of the light novels, and had planned to end the light novels next year before his cancer diagnosis and subsequent operation.

Zero No Tsukaima Creator has Cancer


NEWS ABOUT NOBORU YAMAGUCHI

Dec05-2011

Noboru Yamaguchi, Author of the popular light novel series Zero no Tsukaima, has announced on his twitter account that his health has not yet returned back to normal.

According to his tweet, posted on Saturday, he has readmitted himself into the hospital. He also apologized to his fans for “failing to perform my social obligations” and hopes to get back to them soon.


Note from Noboru:

To my dear readers,

Thank you all for being so kind as to await my humble works. I would like to report on the progress of my illness.

In February I fell ill, and was diagnosed with cancer.

As the cancer’s progress was unexpectedly fast, it was considered impossible to operate to remove it. Instead, I was put on a course of anticancer drugs.

Around May, I was also diagnosed with gallstones. During abdominal surgery to remove these, it was fortunately confirmed that the cancer had shrunk.

The anticancer drug treatment was continued, and a few days ago during my admission to hospital for treatment, it was determined that it is now possible to operate.

This operation is scheduled for the beginning of August.

As for Zero no Tsukaima 21, which I am currently writing, due to the circumstances above its August release has become difficult to sustain. I hope expectant readers will forgive this unpardonable lapse.

The structure of the remaining Zero no Tsukaima volumes was already planned from volume 20 – I shall endeavour to complete the remaining 2 volumes as soon as the operation has succeeded and I have recovered my health.

I hope you will be kind enough to grant me your understanding,

Noboru Yamaguchi


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Note From Noboru Yamaguchi

Zero No Tsukaima Creator Noboru Yamaguchi has Pass away.

NOBORU YAMAGUCHI

Noboru Yamaguchi

Media Factory's MF Bunko J Editor-in-Chief Taiji Misaka announced on Wednesday that Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero) author Noboru Yamaguchi passed away on April 4 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 41.

Yamaguchi was writing game scenarios when he made his novel-writing debut in 2000 through the Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint. He then published the first volume of his most famous work, the Zero no Tsukaima light novel series, through the MF Bunko J imprint in 2004. The series eventually amassed 20 main volumes, five side story volumes, and four anime seasons.

Yamaguchi had confirmed in 2011 that he had advanced-stage cancer that was originally considered inoperable. However, during an unrelated gallstone surgery, the cancerous growth was confirmed to have shrunk in size. Yamaguchi then learned that there was surgery that he could have that might cure the cancer. He reported later that year that this surgery ended without incident, although he returned to the hospital at the end of 2011.

Yamaguchi had planned to end the Zero no Tsukaima light novels last year before his cancer diagnosis and subsequent operation. Media Factory published the 20th of 22 planned volumes in February of 2011. Zero no Tsukaima F, the fourth and final anime series, premiered in 2012.

Yamaguchi had just returned to work last year, and he wanted to resume his Zero no Tsukaima novels at the beginning of this year. However, he reported in November that this is unfeasible due to his most recent hospital stay for surgery, and apologized to his readers for the wait. He vowed to continue writing when his health returns "no matter what," and thanked everyone for the words of encouragement — in Japanese and in English.

Lou

Below. the obituary translated in full:

Yamaguchi

Noboru Yamaguchi

The writer, Noboru Yamaguchi has fallen to the battle against his sickness at the young age of 41 years old on April 4th, 2013. Yamaguchi first made his name in writing for video games, then made his professional novelist debut through the Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko label in the year 2000.In 2004, his "Zero No Tsukaima" novel was first published by the MF Bunko J label and it quickly became a hit, fascinating many fans and resulting in 20 volumes and 5 spin-off novels while contributing to 4 seasons worth of anime. MF Bunko J and Media Factory feel sincerely indebted to Yamaguchi Noboru sensei and his "Zero No Tsukaima" series. He was indeed, our benefactor.Just like his work, Yamaguchi sensei had a bright and cheerful personality and was loved by many of his friends, editors and anyone who had met him. He was always comfortable in his own skin and full of courage and humor, which have not changed from the first time I have met him to the very end, even during the hardships that he endured mentally and physically.April 11th, 2013Media Factory Inc.Editor in Chief, MF Bunko JYasuji Misaka

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