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Tohru Fujisawa's GTO: Paradise Lost Manga Ends 1st Part, Goes on Hiatus

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Hiatus is due to staff shortage for weekly series

This year's 44th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine published the final chapter in the "first part" of Tohru Fujisawa's GTO: Paradise Lost manga on Monday. The issue also revealed that Fujisawa is taking a "long leave of absence" before returning to launch the manga's second part. Fujisawa added that the hiatus is due to a staff shortage, and said once he can set it up so he can publish the manga weekly again, he will resume the series.

Fujisawa launched the spinoff of his GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka) manga in Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine in April 2014, and Kodansha shipped the 10th compiled volume on September 6.

Crunchyroll has been offering the manga online, including latest chapters as they come out in Japan. Crunchyroll describes the story:

The next stage for Eikichi Onizuka: Kissho Academy's Class G, a newly-established class for young celebrities. But as Onizuka soon finds out, his new teaching assignment is no superstar paradise—it's a super problem class, feared by all!

Kodansha Comics also publishes the manga digitally in English.

Tokyopop and Vertical published the various GTO manga titles, including GTO: The Early Years, in North America. The original manga inspired a television anime, as well as several live-action adaptations.

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