Shoko Conami's Shikabane Cherry Manga Takes 3-Month Hiatus

posted on by Karen Ressler
Manga previously put on hiatus for creator's health

The December issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Princess magazine will announce on Friday that Shoko Conami's Shikabane Cherry will go on hiatus starting with the next issue. The magazine is scheduled to return in the April 2016 issue on March 5, 2016.

Conami put the series on hiatus due to her health in Monthly Princess' May 2013 issue, and resumed the series this past February. She had previously returned from hiatus in February 2013 due to health issues. Conami had been hospitalized three times in September and October 2012. On September 3, she was hospitalized for extreme anemia. On September 5, she suffered a heart attack and was forced to undergo immediate surgery. Then on October 1, she had surgery to completely remove endometrial cancer (cancer in the uterus). She was then released from the hospital on October 10.

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. Though 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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