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Kazuya Minekura Puts Wild Adapter Manga on Hiatus Due to Health

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The 43rd issue of Ichijinsha's Zero Sum Ward magazine announced on Friday that Kazuya Minekura's Wild Adapter "hard-boiled action" manga is on hiatus due to the creator's poor health. The issue featured the series on its cover but did not include its scheduled installment. The Zero Sum editorial department apologized to readers and said that Minekura plans to resume the manga in the next issue on March 16.

Ichijinsha slowed the serialization of Minekura's Wild Adapter and Saiyuki Reload Blast manga in 2013 due to her health. The manga had already resumed after a separate hiatus earlier that year. Minekura also went on hiatus from her manga work in late 2010 due to surgery.

The manga launched in Tokuma Shoten's bimonthly Chara magazine in 2001, but then it switched publishers to Ichijinsha in 2011. Ichijinsha has since republished the six compiled volumes of Wild Adapter.

In the manga's story, a young gang leader named Makoto Kubota takes in Minoru Tokitoh, a boy with a mysterious past. Minoru has been exposed to the drug "W.A." which has transformed his right arm into a monstrous limb. The two investigate the origins of the drug that is devastating the city's underground.

The series inspired an original video anime in 2014. The characters of Wild Adapter also appear in Minekura's Shiritsu Araiso Kōtōgakkō Seitokai Shikkōbu (Araiso Private High School Student Council Executive Committee) manga and its 2002 video anime adaptation.

Tokyopop licensed the Wild Adapter manga in 2006 for release in North America. The company published six volumes before the company closed its North American publishing division.


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