I don't know how many Genbu fans still check this site but I thought I would go ahead and post this. I apologize as this doesn't directly pertain to Genbu Kaiden or the continuation of the Byakko Arc but I think that it is important, nonetheless.
Watase-sensei announced on her twitter account that her mother passed away yesterday (January 26th, 2016). According to her twitter feed, her mother had been battling serious health issues over the last few weeks and had been admitted into the hospital. As you can probably imagine, Watase-sensei has been taking it quite hard. Many of her Japanese fans have begun sending her condolence messages via twitter. I was thinking it might be nice if some of her English-speaking fans sent her some condolence messages too. So if you have time (and a Twitter account), go ahead and send her a message. Her Twitter handle is: https://twitter.com/wataseyuu_
If you'd like to include a short message in Japanese, you might consider one (or more) of the following phrases:
- 心よりお悔やみ申し上げます。 (My deepest sympathy.)
- 心よりご冥福をお祈りいたします。(May she rest in peace.)
- 渡瀬先生もお母様もお疲れ様でした。(This is really hard to translate in this context but it is something to the affect of 'You both tried your hardest.')
- ゆっくり休まれて下さい。先生の作品をいつまでもお待ちしています。(Please take some time for yourself. I'm always waiting for your latest work.')