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Tomoko Ninomiya's Nanatsuya Manga Goes on Hiatus

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga about pawn shop workers by Nodame Cantabile author launched in 2013

This year's December issue of Kodansha's Kiss magazine revealed on Thursday that Tomoko Ninomiya's Nanatsuya Shinobu no Hōsekibako (Nanatsuya: Shinobu's Jewel Box) manga is going on hiatus due to the author's health.

The manga was slated to have a chapter in the issue, but the editorial department specified that Ninomiya has not yet recovered from an illness, and so writing the manuscript was difficult for her. The editorial department apologized to fans who were looking forward to the new chapter, and stated it will reveal in the magazine and on the magazine's website and social media accounts when the manga will resume.

Ninomiya launched the manga in Kiss in November 2013, and Kodansha published the manga's eighth volume on October 12.

The story is set in a pawn shop in a working-class neighborhood, and it follows Shinobu and aki, two people fascinated by sparkling jewels metaphorically "born from an distant ancient Earth."

Ninomiya launched her Nodame Cantabile manga in Kodansha's Kiss in 2001, and ended it in 2009. Kodansha published 23 compiled book volumes for the series. Del Rey published 16 volumes of the manga in North America until the publisher ceased releasing manga. The manga was adapted into three television anime series, and has also received live-action drama and film adaptations.

Ninomiya ended her Onigiri Tsūshin - Dame Mama Nikki essay manga about her life as a mother in Shueisha's Monthly You magazine in December 2015. She ended her 87 Clockers manga in June 2016.

Source: Kiss December issue

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