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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Manga Takes 1-Week Break Due to Author's Sudden Illness

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Shūichi Asō's The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan) manga taking a one-week break until December 4, the magazine's first 2018 issue, due to Asō's sudden illness. While Shueisha printed the 52nd issue with a notice that the manga would appear in the issue, the mistake was due to the magazine already being printed before corrections could be made.

The manga centers on a high school boy named Kusuo Saiki. He possesses supernatural powers that cause unfortunate events in his everyday life.

The manga inspired an anime series that aired within the Oha-Suta ("Good Morning Star") program beginning July 2016. An anime sequel was green-lit last year, and will premiere in January. The manga also inspired a live-action film that opened in Japan on October 21.

Funimation streamed the anime series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and also streamed an English broadcast dub for the series.

Asō launched the manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2012 after drawing one-shot versions of the story in Weekly Shonen Jump and Jump Next! magazines in 2011. Shueisha published the 23rd compiled volume of the manga on October 4.

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