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Blood Alone Manga Abruptly Ends Run in Evening Magazine

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Creator plans to finish series following young vampire girl and vampire-focused author with dojinshi

Blood Alone manga creator Masayuki Takano announced on his Twitter on Tuesday that the manga will end prematurely in Kodansha's Evening magazine in the spring.

Takano wrote:

My meeting just ended... Well then, I tweeted this at the time of the release of the tenth volume of Blood Alone, but I have a fairly sad announcement to make. I'm very sorry to have to make it.

The “serialization” of Blood Alone in Evening will end this spring. I apologize for my lack of power in this situation... ….However, since the story has only just entered the climax, I will continue to write the manga after its serialization has ended, and will finish it through selling dojinshi (self-published books) and digital books (the number of pages remaining in the manga will take up around four compiled volumes).

I would like to do my best release the remainder of Blood Alone in digital and physical forms with the ideas of “low price” and “simplicity to obtain.” I suppose I will sell the eleventh volume continuing the series as a dojinshi at the Comitia event in May.

The manga revolves around Misaki, a young girl who has been turned into a vampire, and Kuroe, a male author who writes about vampires. Through a fateful meeting, they now live together. Misaki has sweet feelings of love for Kuroe, despite their separation in age. Although their everyday life is usually uneventful and happy, other vampires and creatures lurking in the darkness might have a hand in causing rifts in their normalcy.

Blood Alone began originally as a dojinshi by Takano. It began serializing in ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh in 2004, and moved to Evening in 2010. The manga has been adapted into drama CDs at least four times, with the cast including Mai Nakahara as Misaki and Toshiyuki Morikawa as Kuroe. The manga was licensed in North America by Infinity Studios, and Seven Seas began publishing the manga once again after obtaining the license in 2010. Seven Seas released the sixth compiled volume of the manga in 2012.

Thanks to Vito Plahuta and Conner Crooks for the news tip

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