On the official Twitter account for the manga written and illustrated by Kore Yamazaki, Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus' Bride), it was announced that the work will not have a new chapter in this year's third issue of Monthly Comic Garden magazine. from Mag Garden publishing house, which will be launched on February 5. This will then be the second month in a row that the manga goes on hiatus.
The statement assured readers that Yamazaki is not ill, but that she and her editor are planning new logistics for the manga, in light of the new state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic. The draft of chapter 75 (the next to be published) is already finished and work will resume in March.
Yamazaki began publishing the manga in Mag Garden publisher's Monthly Comic Blade magazine in November 2013, and moved it to Monthly Comic Garden magazine in September 2014, where it is still published. The publisher published the fourteenth compiled volume on September 10 in Japan.
The play inspired a 24-episode anime adaptation produced by Wit Studio, directed by Norihiro Naganuma and screenplays written by Aya Takaha, released in October 2017.
Synopsis of Mahoutsukai no Yome
Hatori Chise is barely 16 years old, but she has lost far more than most. Without family or hope, it seems that all her doors are closed for her. However, a chance encounter began to turn the rusty wheels of fate. In her darkest moment, a mysterious wizard appears before Chise, offering her an opportunity that she couldn't refuse. This wizard who seems closer to the devil than to the human, will he bring him the light he desperately seeks or will he drown it in ever deeper shadows?
Source: Official Twitter Account
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