The artist suffered from finger pain and other diseases before surgery for uterine fibroids
Kodoani.com – Manga creator Kaoru Mori announced on the official blog of Kadokawa’s Aokishi (Blue Knight) magazine on Monday that she is suffering from an unspecified illness. She was also hospitalized while undergoing surgery with a separate diagnosis of uterine fibroids, but is currently recovering. A new chapter of her Shirley Medicine manga will appear in the magazine’s upcoming 13B issue on Thursday in an unfinished state due to her hospitalization, with five pages appearing only in sketch form.
Mori added that she started suffering from atopic dermatitis and calcified arthritis around the end of 2022, and was unable to hold the pen in a satisfactory manner due to painful fingers. In addition, she started having reversible cerebral vasospasm headaches earlier this year, with her previous condition not improving. She herself was hospitalized when it became apparent that she could not bear the pain and was sleepy. The cause of her symptoms is still unknown, but she can only speculate that it was due to stress and fatigue.
Mori suggested that she was not particularly stressed before the onset of symptoms and maintained a schedule of eight hours of sleep a day until the last possible day before the manuscript deadline. She also said she was very careful about balancing her nutrition, exercising regularly, and couldn’t see how the temporary stress of a manuscript deadline could disrupt her usual lifestyle. any. She commented that the only thing she’s had her yearly checkup this year has been that her fibroids are bigger than before. However, the diagnosis indicated that they were benign and it was not unusual for her to have no symptoms from them. She finally decided to have surgery to remove the fibroids.
She reassures readers that she is mentally fine, despite her condition, and that she will strive to recover as soon as possible so that she can return to drawing as well as possible.
Mori launched Shirley Medicine , the new chapter in her Shirley manga , in the first issue of Aokishi in April 2021. This is the first published Shirley work since 2019. CMX published Shirley’s original manga in North America. The manga follows the famous handmaiden and her life in Edwardian England.
Mori’s Emma manga inspired a television anime in 2005 and a sequel in 2007. Mori also drew A Bride’s Story manga.