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Arata: The Legend Manga Goes on Hiatus

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga had resumed in July after 17-month hiatus

This year's 39th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine announced on Wednesday that, starting in the magazine's next issue, manga creator Yuu Watase will put her Arata: The Legend (Arata Kangatari) manga on hiatus.

The manga had just resumed on July 8 after a 17-month hiatus since February 2014. Watase aims to release the 24th regular volume of the manga this summer.

Watase is also working on the "Remaster" edition of the manga, and the fifth volume of that reprint shipped in January. She had aimed to publish the sixth Remaster volume in July, but the volume is now slated to ship on September 18.

Viz Media publishes the manga in English, and it describes the manga's story:

In a mythical world where humans and gods co-exist, Arata has the unfortunate honor of being the successor to the matriarchal Hime Clan. This means he has to pretend to be a girl or face death if his true gender is discovered! On the day of his inauguration, an assassination plot forces him to flee - and he somehow winds up in modern-day Japan! Meanwhile, a boy named Arata Hinohara gets sucked into the first Arata's world and finds himself dealing with people after his life!

The manga received a 12-episode anime adaptation in 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Viz published the manga's 22nd volume in English on June 9.

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