Noboru Yamaguchi (author)

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Noboru Yamaguchi
Born (1972-02-11)February 11, 1972
Seoul, South Korea
Died April 4, 2013(2013-04-04) (aged 41)
Niigata
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Author
Known for Zero no Tsukaima, Green Green, Strike Witches

Noboru Yamaguchi (ヤマグチ ノボル Yamaguchi Noboru?, February 11, 1972 – April 4, 2013[1]) was a male Japanese light novel and game scenario author from Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. He was well known for being the author of the The Familiar of Zero (Zero no Tsukaima) light novels and visual novels by Front Wing.

Biography[edit]

On February 11, 1972, he was born in Incheon, South Korea. He graduated Department of Political Science Division II, School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University.

In July 2011, he revealed on Media Factory's website that he had advanced stage cancer that was discovered in February of that year and which was untreatable at the time,[2] which affected his work on the final two volumes of Zero no Tsukaima. After an unrelated gallstone surgery, the cancerous growth was found to have shrunk allowing surgery to take place in early August 2011.[3]

On November 1, 2011, he was invited to the event of "Amazon.co.jp 10th Anniversary", and he was inducted into a hall of fame in Japanese Books section, Amazon.co.jp 10th Anniversary.[4][5]

He was later readmitted into the hospital in December 2011,[6] and had another surgery in November 2012.[7]

Yamaguchi died on April 4, 2013 at age 41. His funeral was held on April 9. His death was publicly announced on April 11 by his family and publishers.[1][8]

Works[edit]

Light novels (Original)[edit]

Japanese Title English Title Year Publishing label No. of Volumes
Nibun no Ichi Harf November 2000 Nijigen Dream Novels -
Zero no Tsukaima The Familiar of Zero June 2004 - February 2011 MF Bunko J 20
Imōto Lesson Koko wa Otome no Sono Sister Lesson Here is Maiden's Garden March 2005 Bishojo Bunko -
Zero no Tsukaima Gaiden
Tabitha no Bōken
The Familiar of Zero Side Story
Tabitha's Adventure
October 2006 - MF Bunko J 3
Kaze no Kishihime The Night Pricess of The Gale October 2009 - MF Bunko J 2
Tsuppare Arisugawa Be defiant, Arisugawa July 2003 Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko -
Sister Spring Itsukano Imouto Sister Spring Sister in Someday July 2004 Bishojo Bunko -
Kakikake no Love Letter Unfinished Love Letter August 2004 Fujimi Mystery Bunko -
Santa Kurarisu Kuraishisu Santa Claris Crisis December 2005 Fujimi Fantasia Bunko -
Tōku 6 Mile no Kanojo 6 Miles Away from Her February 2006 Fujimi Mystery Bunko -
Potion Uri no Marea Marea The Potion Saler May 2006 Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko -
Ani yori sugureta Imōto nado
Konoyoni Sonzaisiteha Ikenai.
[9]
The Sisters more superior
than the brothers mustn't exist.
December 2011 Atomic Bunko -

Light novels (Novelization)[edit]

Japanese Title English Title Year Publishing label No. of Volumes
Canaria
~Kono omoi wo Utani nosete~
Canaria
~Song with my mind~
October 2010 Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko 1
Green Green
Kanenone Fantastic
Green Green
Kanenone Fantastic
April 2003 Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko -
Green Green
Kanenone Stand By Me
Green Green
Kanenone Stand By Me
January 2004 MF Bunko J -
Strike Witches 1 no maki
Suomus Iranko Chūtai Ganbaru
Strike Witches Vol.1
Suomus Misfits Squadron works hard
October 2006 Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko -
Strike Witches 2 no maki
Suomus Iranko Chūtai Kaisuru
Strike Witches Vol.2
Suomus Misfits Squadron falls in love
March 2007 Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko -
Strike Witches 3 no maki
Suomus Iranko Chūtai Hajikeru
Strike Witches Vol.3
Suomus Misfits Squadron goes wild
July 2008 Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko -

Video game scenarios[edit]

Japanese Title English Title Year Publisher
Canaria
~Kono omoi wo Utani nosete~
Canaria
~Song with my mind~
August 2000 Front Wing
Green Green Green Green October 2001 Groover
Gonna Be ?? Gonna Be ?? August 2002 Groover
Shiritsu Akihabara Gakuen Private Akihabara School August 2003 Front Wing
Yukiuta Snow Song December 2003 Survive
Makai Tenshi Djibril Jiburiru - The Devil Angel April 2004 Front Wing
Sora Uta Sky Song August 2005 Front Wing
Green Green 3 Hallow Goodbye Green Green 3 Hallow Goodbye August 2005 Front Wing
Boy Meets Girl Boy Meets Girl February 2006 Front Wing
Kimi Hagu Kimi Hagu March 2007 Front Wing
Kami Pani! Kimi Pani! March 2008 Clochette
Hoshi Uta Star Song December 2008 Front Wing
Hoshi Uta ~Starlight Serenade~ Star Song ~Starlight Serenade~ December 2009 Front Wing
Yumemiru Tsuki no Lunalutia Lunalutia of The Dreaming Moon November 2011 Arianrhod

Recognition[edit]

  • Inducted into a hall of fame in Japanese Books section, Amazon.co.jp 10th Anniversary (November 1, 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Zero no Tsukaima Author Noboru Yamaguchi Passes Away". Anime News Network. April 10, 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Zero no Tsukaima's Yamaguchi Confirms He Has Cancer". Anime News Network. July 15, 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Zero no Tsukaima's Yamaguchi Ends Trouble-Free Surgery". Anime News Network. August 4, 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Amazon.co.jp 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame 111 Authors & Artists". amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ichiro Mizuki shows expression of a delight by being inducted into a hall of fame in Amazon". anican.jp. 2 November 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Zero no Tsukaima Author Yamaguchi Readmitted Into Hospital". Anime News Network. December 3, 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Zero no Tsukaima Author Yamaguchi Readmitted for Surgery". Anime News Network. November 18, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ "20130411". Media Factory. April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ The renewal version of "Harf"(Nibun no Ichi) in November 2000. There are some corrections, but there is no addition.

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