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Alive Manga Writer Tadashi Kawashima Passes Away

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4:53 pm, Jun 17 2010
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The editors of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine have announced that Alive - Saishū Shinka teki Shōnen (Alive - The Final Evolution) manga writer Tadashi Kawashima passed away on Tuesday, June 15, due to liver cancer. He was 42.

The editors noted that Kawashima continued to work on the manga from his sickbed and managed to complete the manga this past February. Even after finishing Alive, he proceeded to work on a new series while he battled liver cancer. The editors offered their condolences on Kawashima's passing.

source: animenewsnetwork

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5:06 pm, Jun 17 2010
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Noooo, I just started getting into the series and am close to reaching what its at. I realy liked the author. Good thing he managed to finish up his series =/

Man, thats a real pitty.

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5:08 pm, Jun 17 2010
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R.I.P. Tadashi Kawashima.


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5:27 pm, Jun 17 2010
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Oh no! And he was so young! sad


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Chaos Incarnated

5:37 pm, Jun 17 2010
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;o; noooooo~ he was a good mangaka T.T


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5:39 pm, Jun 17 2010
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he even wrote while fighting with death. what a great man. how could they drop the planned anime just 11 days before he passed away?

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Manga Otaku

5:44 pm, Jun 17 2010
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Man, that's really sad news....

RIP..... cry cry cry

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The H Emperor

5:48 pm, Jun 17 2010
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Poor dude, respect for him to fight his disease and still finish the manga, compared to others *cough*HxH*cough* ...Hope he goes to heaven and gets 77 virgins...or dates...or virgin dates <.<

The reason they annulled the anime 11 days before his dead...kinda tells you normally got the author with you on the anime production to guide you through the story and some specific scenes and details. Tadashi probably couldn't do that in his last days since it was too much and too exhausting for him to do it.... it only me or do mangaka die quite young? (Except the bad mangakas bigrazz or the classic ones)

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6:31 pm, Jun 17 2010
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It's very sad to hear this.

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6:40 pm, Jun 17 2010
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I'm sad too to hear this. cry

Really much respect to him to have worked until his last days. R.I.P. Kawashima-sensei.

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7:13 pm, Jun 17 2010
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I'm so sad to hear that.Because I'm love his work so much.

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11:13 pm, Aug 10 2010
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aaaah. R.I.P Tadashi, you have written an amazing manga. We appreciate the time and effort you put in your manga and hopefully, you will sleep very well.

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12:15 am, Oct 27 2010
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what a pity, i liked his artwork & stories too ;(
RIP Tadashi~

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12:20 am, Oct 27 2010
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yeah nice the manga had a nice plot that his u hard............

manga fans worldwide will miss u

and knowing that he did the manga even while in bed is really inspiring ........where can u find suh dedication

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3:45 am, Nov 3 2010
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He continued his work despite having to fight with cancer... I respect him for that. As a fan of Tadashi Kawashima's work, I will truly miss him. Rest In Peace.

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