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Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon Manga Returns in January

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series went on hiatus in May

This year's 52nd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine announced on Wednesday that it will publish the newest chapter of Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon in next year's ninth issue on January 27. The manga went on hiatus in May, shortly after returning from a hiatus in April.

Arakawa announced last year that she would slow the pace of her manga due to the health of a family member declining. The manga's 13th compiled volume revealed in June that the climax of the manga's story will be "imminent."

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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