Z/X Code reunion Manga Goes on Indefinite Hiatus
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The July issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Tatsuhiko Urahata and Takuya Fujima's Z/X Code reunion manga will go on indefinite hiatus due to the creator's sudden illness. The magazine did not specify which of the creators was sick. The magazine did not publish a chapter in the July issue.
The magazine also revealed that Seresu will be the character designer for the planned anime based on the manga.
Urahata and Fujima (Weiß Survive, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid) launched the manga in V Jump last November, and the first compiled volume will ship on October 4.
Yoshifumi Sueda (Rail Wars!, High School DxD Hero) is directing the upcoming anime at Passione, while Urahata (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, Tsuredure Children, Saki) is in charge of the series scripts. The staff is planning the anime for broadcast in fall 2019.
The story of the original game is set in the not-so-distant future. Five "Black Points" suddenly appeared around the world as portals to parallel worlds. Immediately after, strange creatures began their invasion from these portals. These creatures are the inhabitants of five worlds — the same worlds in different timeframes. In order to ensure their own future timeframe survives, each of the five invasion forces battle to wipe the other future timeframes out. The key is one card-shaped device.
The Z/X Zillions of enemy X game already inspired a television anime in 2014. (Z/X is pronounced as Zex.) The game advertises itself as the "first free" trading card game system since a free deck is offered at meets held by card shops and events. PDF files are even posted online so people can print them out themselves. The card game has also inspired a PlayStation 3 game, a PC browser game, and a previous manga series in Shueisha's V Jump magazine. Crunchyroll streamed the first anime as it aired in Japan.
Source: V Jump July issue