The Author of Kaze no Stigma Dies

August 20, 2009 at 3:02 am 1 comment

Book 1 of Kaze no Stigma

According to Anime News Network, the author of the popular “Kaze no Stigma” light novels, Takahiro Yamato, passed away July 20th. The reason for his death as understood currently was “illness”.

He leaves behind the people that loved him in his life, and will be missed by them as well as by millions of fans who are left with an unfinished novel series that has had 11 novels published thus far, and sadly, shall have no more published ever again.

Fan translations in english of the light novels exist online.


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  • 1. Seb  |  August 30, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    oh… I really loved the anime and the light novel…
    The light novel is still not finished yet, is it? Bad time for him to die, lol…


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