Sayori Ochiai's Gingitsune Manga Goes Back on Hiatus
posted on by Karen Ressler
This year's July issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine announced on Monday that Sayori Ochiai's Gingitsune manga will be on hiatus for the benefit of the author. The magazine will make an announcement regarding the manga's return at a later date.
The manga previously went on hiatus in the March issue, returned for one chapter in the May issue, and was absent again in the June issue.
In the story, Makoto is the heiress to a shrine that was built in honor of Inari. Even though her father manages the shrine, Inari's messenger, Gintarō, suddenly appears in her life marking her as the true successor. Gintarō is lazy and unmotivated, but has the power to help people. The series is described as a "heart-filled fantasy" as Makoto and Gintarō help people who come to the shrine and make new friends.
Ochiai launched the Gingitsune manga in Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine in 2009, and Shueisha published the 13th compiled volume on January 19.
The series inspired a television anime adaptation titled Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods that premiered in October 2013. Crunchyroll streamed the series in North America and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video in March 2015.
Ochiai ended her Hoiku no Ō-sama (Day Care King) manga in October.