Manga creator, Kana Hoshino, best known for the Ryokunohara Gakuen manga series, has passed away at the age of 57. This announcement was made by the publisher, Hakusensha. It stated that Hoshino passed away on April 28 due to an unspecified illness.
Hakusensha shared the following statement, “[Hoshino] fascinated us with her works set in unique worlds overflowing with vibrancy and sensitivity, set on the stages of sci-fi and fantasy.”
Over the years, Kana Hoshino published many series in Hakusensha‘s Hana to Yume and Bessatsu Hana to Yume magazines including Myōko to Ao, Billy Emerado, and Kyōshitsu.
Kana Hoshino was a highly skilled and gifted writer. She wrote in the genres of science fiction, supernatural fantasy, and mysterious thrillers; however, Hoshino specialized in and enjoyed writing romantic comedies and Shoujo-related content. She is known for her Shoujo works.
Hoshino had started her career as a manga comic artist in the early 80s. In 1982, to be precise. She debuted a successful manga comic series titled Tokyo Wa Yoru No 7 Ji. Tokyo Wa Yoru No 7 Ji was published in the Hana to Yume magazine.
Her popular Ryokunohara Gakuen manga series was later adapted into an animated television and web series back in 1990. The title for this animated adaptation strayed from that of the manga a bit. It was called Ryokunohara Labyrinth – Sparkling Phantom and was directed by the great Narumi Kakinouchi.
We can’t thank Kana Hoshino enough for her wonderful manga and outstanding creativity.
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