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Majestic Prince Manga Goes on Hiatus Due to Illustrator's Health

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga by Rando Ayamine, Hikaru Arashima launched in 2011

The September issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Hero's Magazine revealed on Tuesday that Rando Ayamine and Hikaru Arashima's Majestic Prince manga will go on hiatus starting with the magazine's next issue in September. The magazine noted that the hiatus is due to health reasons for Arashima. The magazine will announce a date for the manga's return when Arashima has recovered.

The franchise's story follows humanity after it expanded its frontier into space in a quest for resources. Advances in genetic engineering research allow humans to adapt to the new frontier, leading to the advent of evolved children such as the protagonist Izuru. Izuru enrolls in an academy city called Gurantseere to fulfill his mission of "protecting humanity."

The franchise began as a multimedia project from Fields. Ayamine and Arashima launched the manga in Monthly Hero's in 2011, and Shogakukan published the manga's 13th compiled book volume on April 5. A television anime ran for 24 episodes in 2013. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks released the anime on home video in North America in 2014 with an English dub.

Fields and Yūsuke Ozaki launched a manga series that adapts the anime titled Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince in Kadokawa's Newtype Ace magazine in 2012. Ozaki ended the manga in October 2013.

The franchise received a new film last November, as well as a brand-new "episode 25" for the television anime last September to bridge the plot of the television anime to the new film.

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