The Seven Deadly Sins Manga Goes on Hiatus Until January 18

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Suzuki hospitalized due to surgery, side stories to run in the meantime starting on Wednesday

The first 2017 issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Nakaba Suzuki is putting his The Seven Deadly Sins manga on hiatus until the magazine's seventh 2017 issue on January 18. The hiatus is due to Suzuki being hospitalized after undergoing a medical procedure. The magazine's editorial department assures readers that Suzuki's condition is not serious.

Starting in the first 2017 issue, until January 11, the magazine will run side stories of the manga that Suzuki drew beforehand. The first side story will focus on the character Griamore.

Kodansha Comics, the manga's publisher in North America, describes how the story of the manga begins:

When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth - the Sins were framed by the king's guard, the Holy Knights - too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne!

Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn't even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins' strength been exaggerated?

Suzuki launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2012, and Kodansha will publish the 24th compiled book volume on December 16. Kodansha Comics published the first English volume in 2014, and the 17th volume shipped on November 29. Crunchyroll is posting the new chapters as they appear in Japan.

Suzuki drew two spinoff manga for The Seven Deadly Sins in February 2015. Chie Sakamoto debuted the Nanatsu no Taizai Production (The Seven Deadly Sins Production) comedy spinoff manga last November. The series also had a crossover chapter with Fairy Tail in 2013.

The original series inspired a television anime as well as The Seven Deadly Sins -Signs of Holy War- four-episode special. The franchise announced in September that a new television anime series was greenlit. The manga's compiled volumes have also bundled two OVAs.

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