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Fractale Anime's Manga Adaptation Ends in Japan

posted on 2011-11-17 02:10 EST
Center of dispute between director Yutaka Yamamoto, manga artist Mutsumi Akazaki

The Japanese publisher Square Enix posted the 13th and final chapter of the Fractale manga adaptation on the Gangan Online website on Thursday. The manga became the center of a public dispute between Yutaka Yamamoto, the director of the original Fractale anime, and the manga's artist Mutsumi Akazaki this past summer.

Akazaki had written on her blog in June that she found the work "uninteresting" and added that she wanted to work on a manga that she enjoyed. After criticizing Akazaki's comments, Yamamoto reported on his Twitter account that he asked the franchise's production committee to discontinue the manga series. However, Yamamoto noted that the final decision lies with the production committee. The following week, the 10th installment went online.

The manga launched on Gangan Online last year, and Square Enix published the second compiled book volume in July.

[Via 0takomu]


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