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Bakemonogatari Manga Will Go on Hiatus Due to Illness

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The artist behind the manga adaptation of Bakemonogatari, Oh! great, will take a three-month break to recover from an illness. The manga will start up again in the September 7, 2022 issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine. Oh! great did not reveal what sickness he has. However, Keisuke Itagaki of Baki-dou noted that Oh! great “tested positive,” so it is possible that he has COVID-19. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]

Bakemonogatari is part of Nisio Isin’s Monogatari light novel series. The series also spawned multiple anime adaptations. It follows the story of Koyomi Araragi, who is a quasi-vampire and trying to live a normal life after surviving a vampire attack. However, he cannot stop becoming involved with the supernatural problems of the girls around him. Bakemonogatari is the first entry in the series.

As for Oh! great, he previously penned works such as Tenjho Tenge and Air Gear. He has worked on the Bakemonogatari manga since 2018. While the manga series covers the events of Bakemonogatari, Oh! great did incorporate Kizumonogatari into the work for readers to better understand certain characters. He also designed outfits and characters for video games. For example, he created and designed the design for Ashlotte for Soul Calibur IV.

The Bakemonogatari manga will start up again in September 2022 after Oh! great recovers from his illness.

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