Mahou Shoujo and Akogarete will remain suspended

Mahou Shoujo and Akogarete will remain suspended

Akihiro Ononaka's manga, "Mahou Shoujo ni Akogarete (Gushing over Magical Girls)," will continue in the suspension that began in February of this year. The editorial team of the work, which gained great popularity after its anime adaptation broadcast earlier this year, published a statement in which they explained the situation:

  • "Dear readers, we are always grateful for your continued support of 'Mahou Shoujo ni Akogarete'. Currently, the work is on hiatus due to the illness of maestro Akihiro Ononaka, and we regret to inform you that this suspension will continue for a while longer while the author recovers.
  • Ononaka-sensei's health is improving, but after discussing it with the editorial team, we have decided that more time is needed to ensure that he can resume work in optimal conditions. We apologize for the wait and ask for your patience as we await the return of the series. We will inform about the resumption date via the Storia Dash announcement page and the official account on X (formerly Twitter). We appreciate your understanding and continued support for 'Mahou Shoujo ni Akogarete'."
Mahou Shoujo and Akogarete will remain suspended

"Mahou Shoujo ni Akogarete" has captured the attention of many fans thanks to its original plot, which features Utena Hiiragi, a girl who receives the opportunity to transform into a magical girl. However, the offer turns out to be a trap, and Utena is recruited by an evil organization to fight the magical girls she has always admired. Instead of feeling remorse, Utena finds pleasure in her new role as a villain, which adds a fascinating and dark dimension to the narrative.

The statement also highlights how demanding the job of being a manga artist is. Creating a manga series is an arduous process that requires consistent dedication and significant effort. Artists must not only meet strict deadlines, but they must also maintain a high quality in their work, which can affect both their physical and mental health.

The case of Akihiro Ononaka is no exception, and his dedication to "Mahou Shoujo ni Akogarete" has been evident throughout his career. The pause in the series is a necessary measure to guarantee his well-being and allow him to return with the energy and creativity necessary to continue offering a quality work to his followers.

The fan community has shown its support and understanding, wishing a speedy and full recovery for Ononaka.

  • "I'm relieved... We're really waiting, so please fully recover!"
  • "Ah, I was wondering why there were no updates since February, it turns out I was sick. Please take care of yourself. We will always be waiting."
  • "We'll be waiting!"
  • "A statement was finally issued. At least we won't have to be anxious in the middle of each month. Take good care of yourself, Ononaka-sensei."
  • "W-what? I hope he recovers soon! Health comes first!"
  • "I'm glad I heard updates..."
  • "I've heard that being a mangaka or illustrator is a very difficult job... Please take care of yourself."
  • "It is sad that the suspension continues. But I was worried about the lack of updates, so I'm relieved."
  • "Good news after so long. The death or arrest of mangakas is not so rare lately... I was thinking the worst."
  • "We will wait as long as it takes!"
  • "Thank you for the warning. He was worried, so I'm relieved to know he's recovering."

Source: Otakomu