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Chisa x Pon/Hetakoi Manga Creator Junko Nakano Passes Away

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Post #567791

9:38 pm, Aug 27 2012
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This year's 40th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine is announcing on Thursday that manga creator Junko Nakano passed away at 4:55 a.m. on July 28 due to ischaemic heart disease. She was 45. Despite being rushed from her home and given the medical staff's best efforts, she passed away at the hospital.

Weekly Young Jump published Nakano's B-Shock! manga between 1998 and 1999, and [m]Chisa × Pon[/m] between 2001 and 2005. Just this past spring, she finished her 10-volume Hetakoi manga (pictured right), which she had launched in the same magazine in 2007.

Nakano had just added a new personal computer to her work setup, since she planned to try digital manga creation, starting with her next new series she was developing. Even though Nakano had made her manga debut when she was a student and had already enjoyed a successful career, the Weekly Young Jump editors said that she was exploring new possibilities for her own manga work.

Nakano's editors concluded by saying that since reading her works had moved people's hearts and gave them joy, they prayed from their hearts for her happiness in the next world. n/hetakoi-manga-creator-junko-nakano-passes-away
Very sad news...her manga were so great and emotional.

Post #567794

9:47 pm, Aug 27 2012
Posts: 13

That's a really terrible news!
I really liked B-Shock! and Hetakoi and was looking forward to her next work...
Thanks for all your hard work sensei, R.I.P

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9:58 pm, Aug 27 2012
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Ohh... Damn, I finished Hetakoi just last week it was a great manga.

Rest in Peace.

Post #567824
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1:41 am, Aug 28 2012
Posts: 41

Wow I started reading Hetakoi when it finished. Though I am surprised it's took almost a month for the news to appear July 28th. I was actually thinking what her next manga would be last week but this is terrible news.

R.I.P Junko Nakano

Post #567825
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1:53 am, Aug 28 2012
Posts: 331

Really sorry to hear this. I really enjoyed both B-Shock and especially Hetakoi and was looking forward to her next series. She definitely will be missed.

Post #567916

12:53 am, Aug 29 2012
Posts: 129

Well this ruined my day. I too loved B-shock. I should read her other work when I get the chance.

I like my men androgynous.
I like my women androgynous.
Post #567922
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1:21 am, Aug 29 2012
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Woah. Guess I'll go read B-Shock.

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