Hataraki Man's Moyoco Anno Halts Work Due to Health (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
Manga artist Moyoco Anno (Flowers and Bees, Happy Mania, Sugar Sugar Rune, Sakuran) announced in her Monday blog entry that she will be halting her manga work due to her health. That includes Hataraki Man (pictured at right) in Kodansha's Morning magazine, but not her recent Ochibisan manga in the Asahi Shimbun paper. Anno apologized to her readers and said she thinks the current break will be a long one. She also said that she still wants to draw manga eventually and hopes her readers will follow her work when she returns.
Viz Media published Anno's Flowers and Bees manga in North America, Tokyopop published Happy Mania, and Del Rey has been releasing Sugar Sugar Rune. Anno also designed characters for her husband Hideaki Anno's Cutie Honey live-action film adaptation, which Bandai Entertainment released on DVD.
Update: Corrected article to say that Anno will still continue the weekly Ochibisan newspaper comic, and changed "if she returns" to "when she reutrns." Thanks, martina_SMO.