Bonnoki has constant back pain due to fibrosis of the ligamentum flavum
© Itaru Bonnoki, Akita Shoten
The Vampire Dies in No Time manga creator Itaru Bonnoki revealed on Twitter that after testing, he was diagnosed with ossification of the ligamentum flavum, or OLF. OLF is a condition in which thickening of the ligaments in the spine can lead to spinal stenosis, which can cause nerve damage. Bonnoki said he had constant back pain for several months. He is looking for a hospital to have surgery, but the procedure is difficult due to the affected location in the body.
Bonnoki extended the current hiatus for his The Vampire Dies in No Time (Kyūketsuki Sugu Shinu) manga indefinitely in May. The manga went on a one-month hiatus from March 30 to April 27 and was originally scheduled to resume on May 11.
The manga has been on hiatus several times over the past few years, some of which were due to Bonnoki’s health.
Bonnoki launched Instant Death in Weekly Shōnen Champion in June 2015. Akita Shoten published the manga’s 25th compiled book volume on May 8.
The first season of the anime adaptation premiered in Japan in October 2021, and Funimation streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. The first season has 12 episodes. The second season premiered in January. The anime is streaming on Crunchyroll.
The manga is inspiring a temporary “paranormal game” app called Sugu Shinu! (Die Instantly!) for iOS and Android in 2023. The game app will also release in English overseas.
Bonnoki and Nata Ōkura recently launched a manga adaptation of Xemono’s Needy Streamer Overload game titled Needy Girl Overdose: Run with My Sick (the manga uses the game’s original Japanese title) on Manga Cross’s website. Akita Shoten on March 21.
Source: Itaru Bonnoki’s Twitter account via Game Yoridori SubCul Midori Park