Popular Akasakathe author of the franchise Kaguya-sama: Love is war, released a press release announcing his retirement as a manga artist. That is, Akasaka will stop drawing manga, but will continue to write stories for others to draw, which is the role he currently holds in the manga. Oshi no Ko (My star), which he draws Mengo Yokoyari.
The author also pointed out that although the serialization of Kaguya-sama: Love is war reached seven and a half years of duration, in the end it did not fully satisfy him, which led him to this decision. The entire statement reads:
- «“Kaguya-sama: Love is War” became a long-running serialization after seven and a half years of continuous support from many people. The weekly serialization was not at all what I expected, and many times I realized how ineffective a cartoonist I am. But thanks to that, I had a lot of happy memories, and now I can look back and wonder if I made the people around me at least a little bit happier. Seven and a half years, thank you very much.
- As for my future activities, Aka Akasaka, as a cartoonist, plans to retire after this job. But even though I am retiring, I am suspending my activities as a “manga artist” for a while and for now I just want to focus on creating stories, working only as an “original author”. As for drawing, I plan to continue, but only as a hobby.
- However, even though it’s over, there should still be more to tell in “Kaguya-sama: Love is War.” I will do my best to offer that content in the future. I’ll try my best, so I hope you’ll be patient and look forward to it. And to G3 Ida-sensei, many thanks for serializing the spin-off “Kaguya-sama wo Kataritai” for four years. It was very encouraging.
- Ida-sensei is an extremely talented person, so I will be very happy if everyone continues to support her in the future. With all of the above, “Kaguya-sama: Love is War” has finished its serialization. I am very grateful to everyone. Aka Akasaka addressed them».
Synopsis de Kaguya-sama: Love is war
At the renowned Shuchiin Academy, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya are the best representatives of the student body. Rated the best student in the state and respected by his peers and mentors, Miyuki is the president of the student council. Alongside him, Vice President Kaguya – the eldest daughter of the wealthy Shinomiya family – excels in every imaginable field. They are the envy of all students, they consider them a perfect couple. However, despite the fact that both have already developed feelings for the other, neither wants to admit them. Whoever confesses first loses, will be despised and will be considered a minor. With their honor and pride on the line, Miyuki and Kaguya are equally determined to be the ones to emerge victorious on the battlefield of love!
Source: Official Twitter account
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