Erementar Gerad: Flag of Bluesky Manga's New Chapter Delayed Again
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The Comic Avarus free manga website updated on January 17, and posted a notice that the next chapter of Mayumi Azuma's Erementar Gerad: Ao no Senki (Erementar Gerad: Flag of Bluesky) manga will be published on March 17. The new chapter was first scheduled to be published on December 17, but was announced to be delayed till January 17 when the website updated last month.
The manga revolves around Princess Ashea, whose life is turned upside down when her father, King Singa, is killed by a raid on the Fwajall imperial palace by a force from "Edel Garden." Without a home, Ashea is forced to wander the continent with her retainer Poofe, her late father's Edel Raid, Jin, a swindling woman named Melfond, and later, an Edel Raid hunter Wolxe and his Edel Raid Tilel. Ashea is forced to not only think of taking back her country, but also about whether she is truly as fit for the job as her father, and discern what is truth from falsehood, friendship from betrayal.
Azuma began the manga as a spin-off to her Elemental Gelade (Erementar Gerad) manga in 2003 in Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Blade magazine, and moved to the Comic Avarus online manga website after Comic Blade ceased publication last year. Azuma is currently serializing a new manga titled Amadeus Code alongside Tatsurō Nakanishi in its replacement magazine, Monthly Comic Garden. Mag Garden shipped the eighth compiled volume of Flag of Bluesky in Japan in October 2013.
Tokyopop licensed the original Elemental Gelade manga, and released 12 of the 18 volumes in North America before ceasing operations in 2011. Digital Manga Inc. has once again licensed Elemental Gelade, as well as its spin-off.
An anime commercial promoting the Erementar Gerad: Ao no Senki manga's release was also produced: