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Manga creator Megumu Okada announced on his official Twitter account that he has finished all of his work on his manga series Shadow Skill. He thanked his fans for supporting him during its 24 years, including several years in which he drew it before its serialization in a magazine. He also commented that with the ending of a work, a new work can begin.
Okada began his Shadow Skill manga as a self-published dōjinshi, and began serializing it in Takeshobo's Comic Gamma magazine in 1992. He then moved the manga to Fujimi Shobo's Monthly Dragon Junior magazine in 1996 after Comic Gamma ceased publication, and was forced to move the manga again in 2006 when that magazine also discontinued publication. He continued the manga in Monthly Afternoon, but after moving to the magazine, he went on hiatus shortly after. He resumed the manga three years later in 2009, but only publishing new chapters once every other month. Fujimi Shobo published the 10th compiled volume of the manga last year.
A television anime adaptation aired in Japan in 1998, with a cast including Megumi Hayashibara (Slayers' Lina, Tenshi na Konamaiki's Megumi) as Elle Lagu, Akio Matsuoka as Gau Ban, and Yuko Mizutani (Digimon Adventure's Sora, Tanken Driland - 1000-nen no Mahō -'s Sofia) as Fouly. ADV Films licensed and released the anime in North America.
[Via Hachima Kikō]