Morishige Cancels Oshikake Maid no Shirayuki-san Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Husband in husband-wife team explains circumstances, apologizes for Twitter controversy

Manga creator Morishige announced on their Twitter account on Thursday that they have canceled their Oshikake Maid no Shirayuki-san (Stalker Maid Shirayuki) manga. The manga had entered an indefinite hiatus in August.

Morishige then explained the circumstances behind the manga's cancellation. The explanation begins with a clarification that "Morishige" is a pseudonym for a husband and wife manga creator team. (The cancellation announcement was written by the husband.) The degree of contribution for the duo varied with each manga, with the wife taking the lead on all manga other than Hanaukyo Maid Team, Sakura Sakura, and Oshikake Maid Shirayuki-san. The wife instead handled coloring, tone work, and giving suggestions on the latter manga. The husband dealt with meetings and business matters with Akita Shoten, while the wife handled the Twitter account beginning in 2017, often writing from a male perspective.

According to the husband, starting in March, the wife began tweeting information that "was not grounded in reality" about Bessatsu Shōnen Champion's editorial department and other writers using three different Twitter accounts: "@morishige114510," "@banzoku69," and "@maddog37564." The husband attempted to explain to the Bessatsu Shōnen Champion editorial department that it was the wife who wrote the tweets. The husband claimed that he had attempted to halt the wife's actions, but could not do so, and decided to end the Oshikake Maid no Shirayuki-san manga. The husband and wife are now living with "some distance" from each other. The husband explained that he ultimately felt responsible for enabling his wife by using the official Twitter account for his own purposes while his wife was still making inflammatory statements with the account.

Oshikake Maid no Shirayuki-san centers on Yoichirō and his younger brother, who both live with their father and grew up without their mother. When their father has to go abroad due to work, he calls in a maid named Shirayuki to take care of the house.

Morishige launched the manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Champion in May 2018. Akita Shoten published the manga's second compiled book volume on June 7.

Morishige created the Hanaukyo Maid Team and Koi Koi Seven romantic comedy manga — both of which have had anime adaptations. I.C. Entertainment (Studio Ironcat) published the Hanaukyo Maid Team manga in North America, and Geneon Entertainment released the Hanaukyo Maid Team: La Verite television series. Enoki Films streamed the Koi Koi Seven anime on several services in North America.

Morishige launched the Sakura Sakura manga in the first issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Champion in June 2012, and ended it in September 2015. Akita Shoten published eight compiled book volumes for the manga.

Source: Morishige's Twitter account

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