Author Hiroyuki Aigamo revealed on Saturday that after a diagnosis of endometrial cancer in December, she now has stage I cancer with a low chance of metastasis. She attributed her current state of health to the surgery in January and a pathological diagnosis of the uterus. The cause is still unknown, Aigamo is continuing to monitor and treat the symptoms.
Aigamo added that it was difficult to say at first that her post-surgery recovery went well for the first two months after surgery. She then recovered to the point of being able to live a quiet everyday life. However, the desk job is still difficult for her. If she feels sick, she will lose sleep for a few days. Although she worked with email and office work, she found it difficult to start the manga drawing process.
Starting around June, Aigamo began preparing to continue publishing manga and redrawing, as long as her workload was light. However, as directed by the doctor to not overwork, she drew at a slow pace. She is worried about her condition, but her doctor is examining her carefully and the OVERLAP department is monitoring her health.
Aigamo revealed her cancer diagnosis last December. She announced that her manga is still on hiatus, starting last October, so she can rest and undergo surgery.
Aigamo launched a manga adaptation of Matsuri Akai and Tozai’s novels My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero on OVERLAP’s Gardo Comic website in July 2018, and OVERLAP published the manga’s third volume in May 2018. 2020. Seven Seas Entertainment will publish the manga in English and released the third volume in December 2020.
Akai began publishing the original manga on the website “Shōsetsuka ni Narō” (Let’s Become Novelists) in January 2017. OVERLAP published the first volume of the manga with illustrations by Tōzai in November 2017, and the fourth volume. published on February 25th.