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Shoko Conami's Shikabane Cherry Manga's Resume Date Set

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Series has been on hiatus due to author's health since July 2013

Manga artist Shoko Conami (Shinobi Life, Yu no Hana Tsubame) announced on her official blog on Sunday that she will resume her Shikabane Cherry manga in Akita Shoten's Monthly Princess magazine. While a specific date and issue that the manga will be resumed in has already been decided, Conami asked fans to please wait until the information is released.

Conami's series has been on hiatus due to her health since July 2013 when the first compiled volume was released in Japan. Conami had just resumed the series in the February of that year after a hiatus due to her illness. Conami had been hospitalized three times in September and October 2012. On September 3, she was hospitalized for extreme anemia. On September 5, she suffered a heart attack and was forced to undergo immediate surgery. Then on October 1, she had surgery to completely remove endometrial cancer (cancer in the uterus). She was then released from the hospital on October 10.

Conami began serialization on Shikabane Cherry in Akita Shoten's Monthly Princess magazine in July 2012. The romantic comedy tells the story of a girl who decides to take a large quantity of secret medicine after falling ill before an important date. Though the medicine is supposed to keep her cells fresh, she realizes that it has stopped her heart, making her into a zombie.

Conami serialized her 13-volume Shinobi Life manga from 2006-2012. Tokyopop published seven volumes in North America before the company shut down its North American publishing division in 2011.

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