Hoshino's D.Gray-man Manga Takes 1-Issue Break

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The autumn issue of Shueisha's Jump Square Crown magazine will not publish a new chapter of Katsura Hoshino's D.Gray-man manga on Friday. The issue will feature a message from the editorial department that apologizes to fans who were waiting to read the new chapter. The editorial department doesn't state in the message if the manga will return in the winter issue or if it is on a longer hiatus.

While the issue won't publish a new chapter of D.Gray-man, the issue is publishing a revised and edited version of Hoshino's "Ayakashi no Ō" one-shot manga. Hoshino originally published the one-shot in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine in April 2013.

Hoshino originally launched her D.Gray-man manga in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2004, but the manga went on hiatus numerous times due to the author's health. The series then resumed in Jump Square magazine in 2009. More recently the series went on hiatus again in 2013, but resumed in the new Jump Square Crown quarterly magazine when the magazine launched in July 2015. Shueisha published the manga's 25th volume on June 3; the company had published the 24th volume in November 2013. The manga has more than 22.5 million copies in print.

Viz Media is releasing the manga series in English, and it released the 24th manga volume in August 2014.

The manga inspired a 103-episode television anime series that aired from 2006-2008. Funimation released the first half of the anime on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in North America, and recently licensed the second half of the anime. The manga also inspired a new 13-episode television anime titled D.Gray-man Hallow, which premiered on July 4. Funimation streamed the series with English subtitles and an English broadcast dub.

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