Blue Exorcist Manga Takes 1-Month Break After Author Gets COVID-19 – News

Image via Blue Exorcist’s Twitter account

The official Twitter account of Kazue Katō‘s Blue Exorcist manga announced on Wednesday that the series will take a break for a month as the artist recovers from COVID-19. The manga will return in the December issue of Shueisha‘s Jump SQ. magazine.

Katō added that a planned autograph signing would be also be delayed until January.

Katō launched the manga in Jump SQ. in 2009. The manga went on hiatus in July 2021, and resumed in May 2022. The series also went on hiatus in January and resumed in May 2023. The manga’s 29th volume shipped on July 4.

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

Raised by Father Fujimoto, a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura never knew his real father. One day a fateful argument with Father Fujimoto forces Rin to face a terrible truth—the blood of the demon lord Satan runs in Rin’s veins! Rin swears to defeat Satan, but doing that means entering the mysterious True Cross Academy and becoming an exorcist himself. Can Rin fight demons and keep his infernal bloodline a secret? It won’t be easy, especially when drawing his father’s sword releases the demonic power within him!

The manga inspired a 25-episode television anime series in 2011, and the Blue Exorcist: Kuro Runs Away From Home OAV also premiered in 2011. The Blue Exorcist movie then premiered in Japan in December 2012. The Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga television anime premiered in 2017 and aired for 12 episodes.

The franchise announced in December that the manga will get a new television anime series, titled Blue Exorcist: Shimane Illuminati Saga, which will release in 2024.

The franchise also includes several novels and a series of stage plays.

Sources: Kazue Katō‘s Twitter account, Blue Exorcist‘s Twitter account

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