HAVEN'T YOU HEARD? I'M SAKAMOTO Creator Nami Sano Has Passed Away After Bout With Cancer

HAVEN'T YOU HEARD? I'M SAKAMOTO Creator Nami Sano Has Passed Away After Bout With Cancer HAVEN'T YOU HEARD? I'M SAKAMOTO Creator Nami Sano Has Passed Away After Bout With Cancer

Sadly, reports have emerged from Japan that reveal Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto mangaka Nami Sano has passed away at 36 due to cancer.

By MarkJulian - Aug 16, 2023 02:08 PM EST
Filed Under: Manga

That talented Nami Sano was only 36 years old, but reports from Japan have confirmed that the talented mangaka has passed away after a tough cancer battle. 

Sano died on August 5 and funeral services for Sano were reportedly held on August 7 and 8. Her death was not publicly announced until August 16.

Sano's first series was the comedic, Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto in 2011 before it concluded at 4 volumes in December 2015. Studio Deen produced an anime adaptation during the Spring 2016 anime season, consisting of 12 episodes.

Sano followed up 'Sakamoto' with  Migi & Dali, which premiered in Enterbrain's  Harta seinen magazine in 2017. Sano concluded the manga in 2021 after a 7 volume run. Studio Geek Tokys is producing an anime adaptation that is set to air this October, during the Fall 2023 anime season.

Sano's cancer wasn't discovered until just a month before her death. 

The editorial staff at Harta revealed Sano's final words in the Tweet below. "This ended up being a fun life. I am now going to a more free world. Goodbye."

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