Author is recovering from surgery for spinal canal stenosis
This year’s seventh issue of Kodansha‘s Evening magazine revealed on Tuesday that manga creator Mohiro Kitoh will draw a one-shot in the magazine’s next issue on March 26.
The magazine also published an editor’s note that gave an update on Kitoh’s health since he underwent surgery for his spinal canal stenosis in August 2017. The note stated that while Kitoh is not yet fully recovered enough to draw on a regular serialization schedule, Kitoh asked that people wait a little bit until he is able to resume his Hayabusa-chan mo Tondemasu (Hayabusa-chan is Flying Too) manga. He had put the manga on hiatus in September 2017 to focus on recovering from his surgery.
The editor’s note also added that Kitoh had been meeting with an editor since last summer for the one-shot.
Kitoh’s Bokurano manga originally ran in Shogakukan‘s Ikki magazine from 2004 to 2009. Viz Media published all 11 volumes under its Signature Ikki line as Bokurano: Ours. The Bokurano manga inspired GONZO‘s 2007 television anime series by the same name.
Dark Horse Comics also published part of Kitoh’s Shadow Star (Narutaru) manga in English. The manga inspired a television anime adaptation titled Shadow Star Narutaru in 2013.
Source: Evening issue 7