This pandemic has impacted every sector in the world and the anime industry is no exception. Everyone has been affected, mangakas, voice actors, and now it has hit Inuyasha’s very own Kaoru Wada.
After contracting the virus, the renowned music composer was urgently admitted to the hospital on August 23, 2021.
He was working with the Japanese Century Symphony Orchestra at the time, who initially reported the infection. Fortunately, he seems to be better now.
Inuyasha composer Kaoru Wada has been discharged from the hospital after contracting the coronavirus. He stated that he would slowly return to work after undergoing rehabilitation.
Already announced on the 23rd of last month by the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, I was urgently hospitalized due to corona infection and devoted myself to treatment.
Thanks to the efforts of the doctors and nurses in charge, I was safely discharged from the hospital.
During this time, we apologize for the inconvenience and concern to all the companies concerned and those who support us.
I’m still bedridden, so I’m still uncertain about my legs, but I’ll be returning to work little by little while rehabilitating.
First of all, I’m sorry to report.
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Even though Wada has partially recovered now, he seems to have gotten the worst of it, given that he is still bedridden for 20 days. Despite that, his determination to return seems as strong as ever.
The music composer has contributed to anime like The File of Young Kindaichi, D.Gray man, Ace Attorney, and most notably, Inuyasha. He recently returned to the franchise as a composer for Yashahime: Princess Half Demon.
His work just doesn’t end there; he has also worked for video game franchises like Kingdom Hearts and Monster Hunter. He also regularly collaborates with the Japanese Century Symphony Orchestra.
Despite being active for more than 30 years now, he does not want to slow down just yet. Maybe he should cut back a little to focus on his health for now.
For the time being, his fans are flooding him with good wishes all over social media. We, too, wish him a speedy recovery.
Inuyasha, also known as Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi.
Inuyasha premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996, and concluded on June 18, 2008, with the chapters collected into 56 tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan.
Kagome Higurashi, a 15-year-old schoolgirl gets transported to the Sengoku period of Japan after falling into a well in her family shrine. There she meets the half dog-demon, Inuyasha.
Kagome possesses a powerful magical Shikon Jewel. When a monster from that era tries to take the jewel, Kagome shatters the Jewel into many pieces. Now, Kagome and Inuyasha must retrieve the shards before the evil half spider-demon Naraku finds them.
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