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Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon Manga Goes on Short Hiatus

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Author had resumed manga in April after 8 months of hiatus due to sick family member

This year's 24th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is revealing on Wednesday that Hiromu Arakawa is putting her Silver Spoon manga back on a short hiatus. The announcement adds that the WEB Sunday website and the magazine itself will announce when the manga will be published again. The issue further reveals that Shogakukan will publish the 13th compiled manga volume "around" June 18.

Arakawa announced in August that she would slow the pace of her manga due to the health of a family member declining. She had resumed the manga in the 21st issue on April 22.

Arakawa revealed in April that family member's medical treatment is finished, so she is relieved. She added that she can't become negligent however, so little by little, she will continue to draw manga while watching over her family member.

Arakawa created Fullmetal Alchemist before penning Silver Spoon. Silver Spoon won 2012's Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize) and Booklog awards, and 2013's Shogakukan Manga Awards in the boys' category.

The first season of the anime adaptation of the manga aired on Fuji TV's Noitamina late-night programming block in summer 2013 and the second season premiered in January 2014. Aniplex USA released both seasons on home video, and Crunchyroll streamed the first and second seasons of the anime. A live-action film adaptation opened in Japan in March 2014.

The television anime adaptation of Arakawa's The Heroic Legend of Arslan manga premiered in April in Japan. Funimation is streaming the series as it airs.

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