Kannagi Manga Reportedly on Hiatus Due to Creator's Health (Updated)

posted on 2008-12-05 07:53 EST
Sudden change not listed in ads for next issue, but described in editors' note

The January issue (on sale on December 9) of Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine will reportedly announce that Eri Takenashi's Kannagi manga has been placed on hiatus due to the creator's "poor health." The magazine's official website still lists the supernatural romantic comedy for the next issue, but a note from the editors has reportedly replaced the usual manga installment. The note promises that the magazine will provide more details if or when the manga returns.

The manga's story centers around Nagi-sama, a goddess who come to life before an art student when he carves a statue from a Kannagi tree. The anime version just premiered in Japan in October, and fervent interest among the most hardcore fans have led to high prices for even fan club cards. However, the anime has been partially overshadowed by fan controversy over a recent revelation in the manga's installment in the December issue, which was released last month.

Source: 2ch

Update: Background information added.

This article has a follow-up: Kannagi Creator Takenashi Undergoes Surgery, Recovers (2008-12-12 10:51)
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