It is absolutely devastating and heart-breaking to find out how one of the greatest manga comic artists is no longer there with us. Kana Hoshino, a talented and skillful writer, has moved on to a better place. Passed away at the mere age of 57, Hoshino had started her career as a manga comic artist in the early 80s. 1982, to be precise. She debuted her career with the 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. Along with this particular magazine, Hoshino used to get her work published in the ‘Bessatsu Hana To Yume’ Magazine, as well. The ‘Hakusensha’ publishing company acted as her official publisher.
Her other works, which gradually became popular, include ‘Myoko To Ao’, ‘Bill Emerado’, ‘Aya Ko Kyoushitsu’, ‘Seikimatsu Datenshi O Sagashite’, and a lot more, to name a few. Nonetheless, Hoshina was most popularly known for her light-hearted ‘Ryoku No Hara Gakuen’ manga comic series which was drowning with cute and adorable animated characters. The ‘Ryoku No Hara Gakuen’ manga comic series was later adapted into an animated television and web series, back in 1990. This animated adaption of the manga comic series varied a little bit in the title. It was called ‘Ryoku No Hara Labyrinth – Sparkling Phantom’ and had been directed by the great Narumi Kakinouchi.
What really happened to Kana Hoshino?
As mentioned above, the ‘Hakusensha’ publishing company was the official publisher of all of the manga comic series and other works of Kana Hoshino. On the 18th of May, in 2021, the official Twitter account of the ‘Hakusensha’ publishing company posted a long paragraph, delivering the sorrowful and despairing news to the world. The late manga comic artist had been pronounced dead, almost four weeks ago, on the 28th of April, in 2021.
The news of Hoshino’s death had been kept hidden for quite a few days by the ‘Hakusensha’ publishing company. Even the cause of death has not mentioned or disclosed. People are assuming that it might be a heart attack, due to the distress caused by overworking. On the other hand, some people are thinking that it might possibly be the Corona Virus. Nonetheless, there is no proof provided to support these statements and remarks.
The picture below shows the Twitter announcement on how Kana Hoshino died at the mere age of 57.
Shoujo manga artist Hoshino Kana has passed away on April 28, 2021 according to publisher Hakusensha. She created several fantasy & sci-fi stories for Hana to Yume magazine in 80s & 90s like "Aya ko kyoushitsu", "Seikimatsu datenshi o sagashite" & "Ryoku no hara gakuen" series pic.twitter.com/6rBnuNbIWH
— Manga Mogura RE (@MangaMoguraRE) May 18, 2021
Kana Hoshino as a manga comic artist
Kana Hoshino was a gifted writer and an accomplished manga comic artist. Even though she has written a large number of manga comics that dwell in the interesting genres of science fiction, supernatural fantasy, and mysterious thrillers, Hoshino strictly specializes and enjoys writing romantic comedies and Shoujo-related content. The Shoujo genre simply refers to manga comic series which revolve around modern-day love and romance which attract young female readers.
Hoshino’s manga comics were incessantly popular in the female age group between thirteen to twenty-five years of age. This was mostly due to her keen interest in writing about light, passionate, innocent yet very intimate relationships between teenaged couples, while prominently highlighting the topic of young love and heartbreak. Her manga comics definitely helped Hoshino in building a strong bond and connection with her fans and readers.
The Anime and the manga comic industry have definitely lost an exceptionally talented writer and an artist. It is true that Kana Hoshino was extremely successful in this field and hence, it is evident that nobody will be able to forget her or her brilliant work. May her soul rest in peace.
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