The 5th issue of Young Gangan magazine has some sad news for all you mahjong aficionados out there. The magazine revealed that Ritz Kobayashi’s long-running mahjong manga is going on hiatus. This will be the main Saki manga, and not one of its many spin-offs. The break will last for a few months, and will return on the magazine’s 11th issue, due for release on 17th May.
Sadly, the magazine did not reveal the reason for the hiatus. This is also the latest one for the manga, as it also did a 2-month-long hiatus which lasted from August-October 2018. But don’t worry, Saki’s hiatuses aren’t as often or as long as Berserk or Hunter x Hunter…
Here’s how Yen Press describes the manga’s story:
Saki’s never been a big fan of mahjong. A lifetime of being forced to play with family at holidays (and losing her money as a consequence…) has left a foul taste for the game in her mouth. When she’s convinced, though, to play a game with her classmates, she discovers that not only has fending off her family left her with an uncanny ability for the game but, more surprisingly, that it can even be fun!
Is this revelation enough to cleanse Saki’s distaste for the game? Can her classmates convince her to join their club, or is there just too much baggage to make it worth her while?
If you’re looking for the number one mahjong manga out there, you’ve found it!
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Source: Young Gangan issue 5