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Ultraman Manga Goes on 2-Month Hiatus for Author's Health

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga returns on April 1

The official website for the anime of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga revealed on Friday that the manga will not appear with a new chapter in the new issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Hero's magazine, and will instead publish a new chapter in the magazine's May issue on April 1. The manga's 12th compiled book volume release has been delayed from February 5 to March 5.

The announcement explained that Shimoguchi is currently recovering from health issues, and is gradually returning to his working pace.

Viz Media publishes the manga in North America, and it describes the story:

Decades ago, a being known as the Giant of Light joined Shin Hayata of the Scientific Special Search Party to save Earth from an invasion of terrifying monsters known as Kaiju. Now, many years later, those dark days are fading into memory, and the world is at peace. But in the shadows a new threat is growing, a danger that can only be faced by a new kind of hero - a new kind of Ultraman...

Shinjiro is an ordinary teenager, but his father is the legendary Shin Hayata. When he learns that his father passed on the "Ultraman Factor" to him, and that he possesses incredible powers, nothing will ever be the same again.

The Linebarrels of Iron team launched their series based on Tsuburaya Production's most famous live-action special-effects hero in Monthly Hero's magazine in 2011. Shogakukan published the manga's 12th compiled book volume last July. Viz Media released the manga's 1th volume on January 15.

The 3D CG anime by Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki, and Production I.G will premiere globally on Netflix on April 1.

Source: Ultraman anime's website

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