Fractale Manga Continues Despite Director's Request

posted on by Egan Loo
Yutaka Yamamoto asked for manga to be discontinued after artist's comments

The Japanese publisher Square Enix posted the 10th chapter of the Fractale manga adaptation on its Gangan Online website on Thursday, even though Yutaka Yamamoto, the director of the original Fractale anime, had asked for the manga to be discontinued.

Yamamoto reported on his Twitter account last week that he asked the franchise's production committee to discontinue the manga series. The manga's artist, Mutsumi Akazaki, had written on her blog earlier that week that she found the work "uninteresting" and added that she wanted to work on a manga that she enjoyed. After making his request, Yamamoto noted that the final decision lies with the production committee.

The Gangan Online website also lists July 28 as the release date for the next chapter of the manga. Next month is when the second compiled book volume of the manga has been slated to ship since before the controversy arose.

[Via Yaraon!]

Image © Fractale Production Committee
© 2010 Mutsumi Akazaki/Square Enix

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