'The File of Young Kindaichi Returns' Manga Goes on Hiatus Until July
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 19th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine announced on Wednesday that Seimaru Amagi and Fumiya Sato's Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo R (The File of Young Kindaichi Returns) manga is going on hiatus until the 31st issue on July 5 with a new arc. The magazine also noted that the new arc will mark the manga's 25th anniversary, and that the manga will have a "big project" announcement.
The 19th issue published the final chapter of the manga's "Seiren-tō Satsujin Jiken" (The Seiren Island Murder Case), which launched in December. The manga was also on hiatus from September to December.
The manga centers around a high school boy named Hajime Kindaichi who usually seems dull — but when there is a case, he demonstrates remarkable deductive skills inherited from his famous detective grandfather.
The manga is a sequel to Yōzaburō Kanari and Fumiya Sato's original Kindaichi Case Files manga. Amagi and Sato launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in March 2012. Kodansha published the manga's 11th compiled book volume in November, and will ship the manga's 12th volume on April 17.
Like the original manga, the sequel manga inspired a television anime. The anime's first season premiered in Japan in April 2014, and the second season premiered in Japan in October 2015, and ended last March. Crunchyroll streamed the first and second seasons as they aired in Japan.
The original manga is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.