Ookiku Furikabutte/Big Windup Manga Goes on Hiatus Until July 2017

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Author Asa Higuchi takes maternity leave for 2nd baby

The October issue of Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine is revealing on Thursday that Asa Higuchi will put her Ookiku Furikabutte (Big Windup!) manga on hiatus until July 2017. She will take maternity leave for her second baby.

Higuchi took a similar hiatus for 11 months between December 2010 and November 2011. While before that hiatus, the magazine's editors said that Higuchi was taking a break "for her health and to recharge," it was later revealed after the manga resumed that her hiatus was due to the birth of her first baby.

The manga has been running in Monthly Afternoon since September of 2003, and the 27th volume (pictured at right) shipped on July 22. The story inspired two television anime seasons, and Funimation released part of the anime in North America.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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