Taeko Watanabe's Kaze Hikaru Shinsengumi Manga Ends in May

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga goes on hiatus until final 100-page chapter

The January issue of Shogakukan's Flowers magazine revealed on Thursday that Taeko Watanabe's Kaze Hikaru manga will go on hiatus until the magazine's July 2020 issue, which will publish the manga's final chapter on May 28. The final chapter will be 100 pages long, and will have a color opening page. The manga will also feature on that issue's front cover.

The manga entered its climax in October.

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

In the year 1863, a time fraught with violent social upheaval, samurai warriors of all walks of life flock to Kyoto in the hope of joining the Mibu-Roshi - a band of warriors united around their undying loyalty to the Shogunate system. In time, this group would eventually become one of the greatest (and most infamous) revolutionary movements in Japanese history... the Shinsengumi!

Into this fierce milieu steps Kamiya Seizaburo, a young, would-be warrior who, though lacking in combat experience, possesses a fiery enthusiasm to both aid the Mibu Roshi in their mission and to avenge his wrongfully murdered family. One of the group's most gifted (and immature) swordsman, the legendary Okita Soji, agrees to take Seizaburo under his wing. But what no one suspects, least of all Soji, is that Seizaburo is actually a girl named Tominaga Sei in disguise! Will she be able to become a warrior and hide her true identity?

Watanabe launched the manga in Flowers in 1997. Shogakukan published the manga's 43rd compiled book volume on June 26, and the 44th volume will ship on February 26. Viz Media released the manga's 27th volume on October 1.

Source: Flowers January issue

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