Hiromu Arakawa’s Silver Spoon manga has finally ended inside the pages of Weekly Shounen Sunday’s 52nd issue. There, the magazine announced that the manga’s 15th and final tankoubon volume will hit the shelves on 18th February. However, the biggest announcement is that Arakawa will be returning with a new manga soon. In an announcement, Shounen Sunday told fans to “look forward to a new story by creator Hiromu Arakawa” as Silver Spoon ended.
Previously, Arakawa stated the reason for her hiatuses, which of course delayed Silver Spoon’s ending. In her statement, she said:
Over the past few years, my husband and child have been suffering from a series of incurable diseases, so I have been tied up with high-cost medical care, papers, procedures, and such. I realized again that the Japanese insurance system was amazing. And I thought I would go to blood donation.”
Arakawa has actually been planning to end the manga, and has been heading to its “imminent” climax since 2015. However, the frequent hiatuses have slowed down the manga’s end. The manga has been on a string of these hiatuses lately, even matching the two kings of hiatuses in Hunter x Hunter’s Yoshihiro Togashi and Berserk’s Kentarou Miura.
However, her hiatuses has more to do with her other (and more important) duty, and that is as a mother. But with the manga finally entering its final arc, the mangaka who is also behind Full Metal Alchemist and The Heroic Legend of Arslan can now finally rest and take care of her concerns at home.
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