Ritz Kobayashi's Saki Manga Goes on 2-Month Hiatus
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
This year's 14th issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine announced on Friday that Ritz Kobayashi's Saki manga is going on hiatus from the next issue, which will ship on July 21, to the 18th issue, which will ship on September 1. The manga will resume in the magazine's 19th issue on September 15.
The manga also had a two-month break from October to December of 2016.
Yen Press is publishing the original Saki manga in North America digitally, and it released the tenth volume on June 27. Yen Press describes the series:
Saki's never been a big fan of mahjong. A lifetime of being forced to play with family at holidays (and losing her money as a consequence...) has left a foul taste for the game in her mouth. When she's convinced, though, to play a game with her classmates, she discovers that not only has fending off her family left her with an uncanny ability for the game but, more surprisingly, that it can even be fun!
Is this revelation enough to cleanse Saki's distaste for the game? Can her classmates convince her to join their club, or is there just too much baggage to make it worth her while?
If you're looking for the number one mahjong manga out there, you've found it!
Kobayashi launched the manga in the magazine in 2006, and Square Enix published the 16th compiled volume on December 24. The manga has since inspired five spinoff manga series.
The original manga was adapted into a 25-episode television series in 2009, and a new television anime project titled Saki - The Nationals launched in 2014. The Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A spinoff manga also inspired a television anime in 2012. The four-panel spinoff manga Saki Biyori inspired an anime DVD in 2015. A live-action television adaptation of the manga debuted last December, followed by a live-action film in February.