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Yuu Watase's Arata:The Legend Manga to Resume in 2015

posted on by Emma Hanashiro
Deluxe edition of series' 4th volume to ship this month

Manga creator Yuu Watase confirmed on her official Twitter account on Friday that her Arata: The Legend (Arata Kangatari) manga will resume next year. Watase announced in July that she was aiming to resume the series this month but revealed on October 3 that it will not be serialized this year.

Watase is currently working on the deluxe editions of the Arata: The Legend (Arata Kangatari) manga, and the fourth volume (pictured right) is slated for release this month. The manga has been on hiatus in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine since February.

Viz Media describes the manga's story:

In a mythical world where humans and gods co-exist, Arata has the unfortunate honor of being the successor to the matriarchal Hime Clan. This means he has to pretend to be a girl or face death if his true gender is discovered! On the day of his inauguration, an assassination plot forces him to flee - and he somehow winds up in modern-day Japan! Meanwhile, a boy named Arata Hinohara gets sucked into the first Arata's world and finds himself dealing with people after his life!

The manga received a 12-episode anime adaptation in 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

Watase published several one-shots last year, including "Honma Kaidan" (Real Ghost Stories) and "Ano Koneko no Mirai wo Watashi wa Shiranai" (I Don't Know That Kitten's Future). Watase also ended her Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden manga spinoff in February 2013 after nearly 10 years of serialization.

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