Gosick illustrator Hinata Takeda passes away

Gosick light novel author Kasuki Sakuraba announced on Tuesday that series illustrator Hinata Takeda passed away in January of this year due to an unspecified illness.

Takeda is best known for her illustrations in Sakuraba’s mystery light novels Gosick, which became an anime series in 2011. She was also an author of manga series Yaeka no Karte in 2001 and Ikoku Meiro no Croisee in 2007.