Zettai Karen Children Manga Ends 1st Half of Final Arc, Goes on Hiatus

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Zettai Karen Children manga creator Takashi Shiina revealed on Twitter on Thursday that he will end the first half of the manga's "high school student arc" in this year's 20th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine, which will ship on April 12. Shiina added that after that the manga will be on hiatus "for a little while."

Shiina had launched the high school arc as the final arc of the manga in August 2014. Shogakukan published the manga's 48th volume (pictured at right) on March 17.

The story of the manga follows a unique special-operations unit consisting of Kaoru Akashi, Aoi Nogami, and Shiho Sannomiya — three ten-year-old girls with paranormal powers — and Kōichi Minamoto, the hapless lieutenant who must supervise/babysit them. The manga later focused on the girls in middle school, and the dark premonition that has been made about their futures.

Shiina's sci-fi comedy series began in Shonen Sunday in 2005, and received a 52-episode television anime series in 2008, as well as a 2010 original video anime adaptation. Sentai Filmworks released the series in North America in 2012 under the name Psychic Squad. A spin-off anime focusing on the series antagonist Kyōsuke Hyōbu titled The Unlimited - Hyōbu Kyōsuke aired in 2013. Crunchyroll streamed the series, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video in 2015.

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