Bakemonogatari Manga Enters Hiatus Due to Author's Sudden Illness

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga entered its climax earlier this month

The official Twitter account for Oh! great's manga adaptation of NisiOisin's Bakemonogatari novels announced on Wednesday that the manga will go on hiatus "for a number of issues" due to Oh! great's sudden illness. The announcement noted that Oh! great is slowly recovering and is preparing to resume the manga. The Twitter account will announce the date of the manga's return when it has been decided. A new chapter of the manga did not appear in the 35th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine on Wednesday.

The manga entered its climax on July 17.

Vertical is releasing the original novels in English, and it will begin releasing the manga in October. The company describes the story:

One day, high-school student Koyomi Araragi catches a girl named Hitagi Senjougahara when she trips. But—much to his surprise—she doesn't weigh anything. At all. She says an encounter with a so-called “crab” took away all her weight … Monsters have been here since the beginning. Always. Everywhere.

The manga launched in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in March 2018, and the sixth compiled book volume shipped on July 17.

Oh! great is known for creating the series Air Gear, Junk Story - Tetsukuzu Monogatari, and Tenjho Tenge, which all inspired anime. He has also worked on the story and art for numerous manga such as Burn Up!, Five, Himiko-Den, Majin -Devil-, Naked Star, and Silky Whip. Additionally, he worked on end card illustrations for the anime series Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge and Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches.

NisiOisin's novel series began with the two-volume Bakemonogatari story in 2006, and it served as the basis for the first anime adaptation of the novels in 2009. The novel series' "final season" ended with Zoku Owarimonogatari in September 2014, but it featured a teaser for "Monogatari Series, Next Season Tsugimonogatari." Four "Off Season" novels — Orokamonogatari, Wazamonogatari, Nademonogatari, and Musubimonogatarishipped in October 2015, January 2016, July 2016, and on January 2017, respectively. The novel series' new "Monster Season" launched with the Shinobumonogatari novel in July 2017. The most recent novel, Amarimonogatari, shipped in Japan on April 17.

Aniplex of America is releasing the anime adaptations of the Monogatari Series in North America. The most recent anime in the franchise, Zoku Owarimonogatari, premiered in November.

Source: Bakemonogatari manga's Twitter account

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