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Edens Zero Staff Reveals Director Yūshi Suzuki’s Sudden Demise in September

Edens Zero completed its first season with a hopeful and thrilling conclusion, but nobody expected that this would be a tragic end for the anime’s staff as well. 

While Shiki and the rest of Edens Zero crew were dealing with the death of an old friend, we got grim news about the sudden demise of a staff member. It has been hard on everyone, including the fans, who received the information after the fantastic season finale.

Edens Zero anime’s staff revealed that the show’s director Yūshi Suzuki passed away at a hospital in Tokyo on September 9, 2021.

[Important news] Director Yūshi Suzuki of the anime “EDENS ZERO” has passed away. We sincerely pray for the souls and extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families.

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His sudden and untimely demise left everyone in shock as the season was just about to be completed. What could have been a grand celebration turned into a bitter reminder instead.

Edens Zero Staff Reveals Director Yūshi Suzuki's Sudden Demise in September
Eden Zero | Source: Crunchyroll

The staff withheld the news earlier to let Suzuki’s family and acquaintances mourn in peace without unnecessary attention. The announcement was made right after the season finale on October 3.

Thank you for watching the final episode of the TV anime “#EDENS ZERO”! Shiki’s adventures will continue. From now on, we look forward to your continued support.

#Edens Zero

And today, I have to give you an important announcement.

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The series hasn’t officially announced season 2, but the staff says that Shiki’s adventures will continue. So expect some news about the next season soon. 

Although the series won’t feel the same without Suzuki anymore, he will be missed greatly by the fans and the staff. Not just Edens Zero, Suzuki also contributed to Hiro Mashima’s popular anime Fairy Tail.

He has also given his talents and skills to create popular anime like Space Brothers, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream, and The Royal Tutor. Edens Zero was his first project as a director, and he did a fantastic job with it.

Sending strength and prayers to Suzuki’s family in these challenging times and hoping they can continue to remember him in peace and privacy.

The fans send their prayers to Suzuki’s family and friends, and may his kind soul rest in peace.

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About Edens Zero

Edens Zero is a Japanese science fiction manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine, into fourteen tankōbon volumes as of March 2021.

At the Granbell Kingdom, Shiki has lived his entire life among machines, in an abandoned amusement park. But one day, Rebecca and her cat companion Happy appear at the park’s front gates.

Little do they know that this is the first human contact Granbell has had in a hundred years! As Shiki stumbles his way into making new friends, his former neighbors stir at an opportunity for a robot-rebellion.

When his old homeland becomes too dangerous, Shiki must join Rebecca and Happy on their spaceship and escape into the boundless cosmos.

Source: Edens Zero Official Website

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