We all remember the goofy, offbeat comical series “Sakamoto Desu Ga?”. There’s that profound simplicity about this anime which features a mysterious and clean-looking man who has won the hearts of many.
This masterpiece was written and created by the brilliant mangaka Nami Sano. However, we have lost this great soul to cancer, and here are more details about the situation.
The official Twitter account for Kadokawa‘s Harta magazine revealed that manga creator Nami Sano left the world on August 5 due to cancer. Sano’s relatives held a funeral on August 7 and 8. She was 36 years old.
Sano passed away only a month after being diagnosed with cancer.
The editors of Harta shared an excerpt from Sano’s last letter, which reads: “This ended up being a fun life. I am now going to a more free world. Goodbye.” From the note, it feels she had made peace with her situation.
She completed two manga series, which received great responses. And it’s even sadder knowing she won’t be here for the premiere of the anime adaptation of “Migi to Dali.” We will also never get to see more work from her. She was in the planning stages of a new manga while battling the disease. And tragically, she wasn’t able to even start the manga.
Sano was a wonderful and well-renowned mangaka. And she passed way too early. It feels so unfair. However, we can do nothing to interfere with the course of life.
We can only pray for her to rest in peace. While she might not be here, her works have provided and will continue to give happiness to many.
About Sakamoto Desu Ga
Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nami Sano. The series has been licensed for an English release by Seven Seas Entertainment. An anime television adaptation produced by Studio Deen aired between April 8 to July 5, 2016.
The story is centered around the incredibly popular Sakamoto: a flawless boy genius who is well liked by every student and the school faculty (except Kakuta) in the high school for his coolness. Despite the strange situations he may find himself in, normally consisting of pranks set up by the envious male population of the school, Sakamoto always manages to emerge in absolute perfection and as a result makes himself seem even cooler.