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GetBackers' Rando Ayamine Takes Hiatus to Recuperate

posted on 2010-06-10 16:00 EDT
Depression cited for missing Oniwaka to Ushiwaka: Edge of the World's deadline

GetBackers manga artist Rando Ayamine wrote a blog post on Tuesday to explain why Oniwaka to Ushiwaka: Edge of the World, his current manga with GetBackers co-creator Yuya Aoki, did not appear in Wednesday's issue of Weekly Shōnen Magazine. According to Ayamine, he was unable to turn in the latest manga installment's draft since he had gone through "major depression." He is now convalescing, but he did not specify when the manga will return. He apologized to his readers who were waiting for his story to continue.

Oniwaka to Ushiwaka: Edge of the World launched in April in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine, the same magazine that ran Ayamine and Aoki's GetBackers manga. The story of the new manga is set during the late Heian era eight centuries ago, when the Taira samurai clan held power and just before the rise of the shogunate in Japan. This historical fantasy re-imagines the adventures of the real-life samurai leader Minamoto no Yoshitsune (Ushiwaka) and his loyal warrior monk Musashibō Benkei (Oniwaka).

[Via Rocket News]


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