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Homura Yūki's Infinite Stratos Manga Goes on Hiatus Until Next Year

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga based on light novel series launched in 2013

The July issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine revealed on Tuesday that Homura Yūki's Infinite Stratos manga adaptation is going on hiatus and will return next year. Shogakukan plans to publish the seventh manga volume around the same time that the manga will return, and will announce the return date in the magazine and on the magazine's official Twitter account. Shogakukan did not give a reason for the hiatus, only that it was due to "circumstances."

Yūki launched the manga in Monthly Sunday GX in May 2013. Shogakukan published the sixth volume in Japan in August 2017.

The manga is based on Izuru Yumizuru's Infinite Stratos light novel series. The novel series, with illustrations by CHOCO, launched in 2009, and will end with the 13th volume.

J-Novel Club licensed the novel series and is releasing it digitally. The company describes the story:

In a world of technological progress, females are the only ones who can pilot the most advanced military unit in history—the Infinite Stratos (IS). With this power, women have seized complete control of all political, social, and economic ventures; leaving men to the fringes of society, made to tend to the whims of their now, female overlords. That is until Orimura Ichika, the sole male found to have IS piloting ability, is thrust into the spotlight, and enrolled at the prestigious IS Academy. Stuck in the middle of a female-dominated population, Ichika sets out to prove men still have a place in this world. Little did he know, he's just the thing these women have been looking for.

The first anime adaptation of the novels debuted in 2011. Sentai Filmworks streamed the television anime series as it aired in Japan, and released the anime on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2012. The second season premiered in 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the season as it aired. Sentai Filmworks released the second season on DVD in 2014, and on Blu-ray Disc in January 2017. The franchise has also inspired multiple game, manga, and original video anime projects.

Source: Monthly Sunday GX July issue

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