The Familiar of Zero light novel series was hit with tragedy last 2013 when its creator, Noboru Yamaguchi, passed away due to cancer. The series remained unfinished as only 20 of its planned 22 volumes have been finished. However, due to insistent public demand, MF Bunko, which publishes the series, has announced that they will be releasing a new volume… years after the author passed away!
They even released a new volume cover art featuring the series’ main heroine and one of the “four queens of tsundere,” Louise, who was illustrated by the series’ original illustrator, Eiji Usatsuka!
The author writing the new volume has still not been revealed, however, the works of this new author will be based on the manuscripts and plot left behind by Yamaguchi before he died. The new volume is scheduled for release on February 25, 2016.
Yamaguchi passed away before he finished the Familiar of Zero series in 2013, and has left behind some manuscripts for the next volume as he was planning to finish it before he passed away. The last volume, volume 20, was released in 2011.
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The Familiar of Zero to release 21st volume after author Noboru Yamaguchi passes away