Manga publisher Hakusensha has announced that manga creator Miyuki Noma passed away on May 2, 2020 due to ischemic heart disease. She was 59 years old at the time of her passing.
Noma was known primarily for drawing shojo and mystery manga, and is best known for the Puzzle Game mystery manga series, which ran in Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume magazine from 1983 to 2001. The manga received other installments in the ensuing years, with Noma still working on Puzzle Game Mystère and Puzzle Game Succeed, the two latest installments in the series, before passing away.
Puzzle Game Succeed‘s 23rd and final chapter will debut on Hakusensha’s Love Silky website on June 26, 2020. Noma had just launched Puzzle Game Mystère in Akita Shoten’s Monthly Mystery Bonita magazine in March 2020, and the manga’s first chapter will appear in the magazine’s August 2020 issue on July 6, 2020, alongside information about a memorial project.