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Yona of the Dawn Manga Goes on Indefinite Hiatus After Kumamoto Earthquakes

posted on by Karen Ressler
Manga creator Mizuho Kusanagi is from Kumamoto

This year's 11th issue of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine is announcing on Monday that Mizuho Kusanagi has put her Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona) manga on hiatus due to the Kumamoto earthquakes. The manga will not run as scheduled in the 11th issue but will still adorn the cover.

Kusanagi lives in Kumamoto. Hana to Yume's editorial department confirmed that Kusanagi herself has not been injured.

The editorial department will further explain in the 11th issue that the manga's return to serialization will be dependent on Kusanagi's circumstances being put in order.

Kusanagi explained on Twitter last Friday that the manga would not appear in the 11th issue because, even though there was little enough damage from the first earthquake on April 14, she only became unable to complete the manuscript due to the state of affairs after the second earthquake on April 16. She also said she would do her best to return to work quickly.

Kusanagi — the creator of Mugen Spiral, Game X Rush, and NG Life — launched the Akatsuki no Yona manga in 2009. The series has inspired a 24-episode anime, a stage play, and original anime DVDs. Viz Media licensed the manga, and it will ship the manga's first volume in August.

[Via Sponichi Annex]

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