Thanks to the August issue of Shueisha‘s Jump SQ magazine, we now know that the Blue Exorcist manga will be going on hiatus until April 2022. The hiatus will be for a total of eight months.
Kazue Kato, the creator of Blue Exorcist, will be working on an adaptation of the Eizen Karukaya Kaiitan horror novels by Fuyumi Ono during the hiatus. Kato’s adaptation of the horror novels will appear as a six-chapter manga mini series in Jump SQ’s October issue.
Blue Exorcist Creator on Twitter
Kato posted a 4-part thread to her Twitter account on July 1, 2021 addressing the hiatus. She shared that she would love to be able to work on serializing two works at the same time. However, she was worried that she may become overstressed from working on two projects at once.
She shared that working on the adaptation of Ono’s work is an exciting project and that she is excited to get to work on the adaptation.
From February to March 2021, Blue Exorcist went on hiatus for a two month period. At the time, Kato said that “simply put, 12 years of fatigue exploded”.
Ono’s Eizen Karukaya Kaiitan
For Kato fans that are interested in her adaptation of Ono’s Eizen Karukaya Kaiitan novels, the series centers around a character named Shoko. Short stories follow Shoko, who lives in what was once the home of a samurai but now serves as a shop that she inherited from her aunt.
The first book was published in June 2018.
Kato said that she personally loves Ono’s books and that working on the adaptation of the novel series is almost dreamlike for her.
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