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Shoko Conami's Shikabane Cherry Manga Goes on Hiatus Until October

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga previously returned from hiatus in February after Conami's surgery

The August issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Princess magazine announced on Monday that Shoko Conami is putting her Shikabane Cherry manga on hiatus, and will continue the manga in the magazine's November issue, which Akita Shoten will publish on October 6.

The magazine also announced that Akita Shoten will publish the second compiled book volume of the manga on September 16. Akita Shoten published the first volume in July 2013.

Conami previously put the manga on hiatus in April 2013 to recover from illness, and had just resumed the manga in February of this year. She had also put the manga on hiatus previously from October 2012 to February 2013.

Conami was hospitalized three times between September and October 2012. She was hospitalized for extreme anemia in September 2012, and suffered a heart attack and was forced to undergo immediate surgery in the same month. Then in October 2012, she had surgery to completely remove endometrial cancer (cancer in the uterus), and was released from the hospital that same month.

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. Although 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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