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Yona of the Dawn Manga to Resume on May 20

posted on by Kyle Hallmark
Manga had been put on hiatus due to Kumamoto earthquakes

The official Twitter account of Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine announced on Sunday that Mizuho Kusanagi will resume her Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona) manga in this year's 12th issue of the magazine on May 20.

Kusanagi had put the manga on hiatus following the Kumamoto earthquakes. Hana to Yume's editorial department confirmed that Kusanagi, who lives in Kumamoto, had not been injured.

Kusanagi explained on Twitter on April 21 that the manga would not appear in the 11th issue of Hana to Yume because, even though there was little damage from the first earthquake on April 14, she 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. Hakusensha released the 20th compiled volume of the manga in Japan on March 18. Viz Media licensed the manga, and it will ship the manga's first volume in North America on August 2.

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