|Born||13 October 1972|
Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
|Died||2 May 2016 (aged 43)|
|Cause of death||Liver cancer|
Life and career
Born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Matsu was well known as the author of the light novel series Mayoi Neko Overrun! (12 volumes published between 2008 and 2012) and Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! (18 volumes published between 2009 and 2015). Both of them were adapted into anime series. His last novel series, Hatena Illusion, of which four volumes were released, remained unfinished.
Matsu also collaborated as a scriptwriter to the anime series Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin and as story concept cooperation for Ixion Saga DT. He was also involved at Comiket, being part of the event's Comic Market Preparatory Committee staff, appearing in various talk events, and also wrote for Comiket's 40th anniversary book.
Matsu died on May 2, 2016 from liver cancer. A memorial service was held on May 8, where special attention was made to acknowledge not only Matsu, but his work as well, including through anime artwork.
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- "'Mayoi Neko Overrun,' 'Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!' Novelist Tomohiro Matsu Passes Away at 43". Anime News Network. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
- Loveridge, Lynzee. "Novelist Tomohiro Matsu's Memorial Celebrated with Tribute Casket Art, Anime Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- "Tomohiro Matsu's Märchen Mädchen Light Novels Get Anime, Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
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