That Time a Couple's Lawsuit Canceled a Manga

That Time a Couple's Lawsuit Canceled a Manga

In September 2019, author Morishige announced through his official Twitter account the immediate cancellation of the manga "Oshikake Maid no Shirayuki-san (Stalker Maid Shirayuki)", which he had been publishing since May 2018. The work had already been on hiatus since a month earlier, and Morishige explained the circumstances behind the cancellation of this beloved manga, which to this day still hurts in the memory of fans.

That Time a Couple's Lawsuit Canceled a Manga

To begin, Morishige explained that he was not an author, but a creative duo made up of a husband and wife. According to the explanation provided by the husband's statement, the couple shared responsibility for their various works, with the wife in charge of coloring, tone work, and offering suggestions for the manga in question, while the husband took care of meetings and business matters with publisher Akita Shoten.

The problem arose when, starting in March 2019, the wife began posting information on Twitter that the husband said was "not grounded in reality" about the editorial department they worked for and other writers, using three different accounts. Despite the husband's attempts to explain to the editorial department that it was his wife who wrote the tweets, he was unable to stop his actions. Eventually, the husband decided to put an end to the manga "Oshikake Maid no Shirayuki-san".

The situation caused the couple to now live with "some distance" between them. The husband expressed that he felt responsible for allowing his wife to use the official Twitter account for her own purposes while she continued to make inflammatory statements. Importantly, one of the members of the creative duo sadly passed away in July 2020, ruling out any possibility of resuming the work.

"Oshikake Maid no Shirayuki-san" followed the story of Youichirou Tenkoku and his younger brother, who lived with their father and grew up without their mother. When his father has to go abroad for work, he calls a maid named Shirayuki to take care of the house. Morishige released the manga in Bessatsu Shonen Champion magazine in May 2018 and only went on to publish a total of two volumes. As mentioned, following the passing of one of the members (it is not known if it was the husband or wife) in July 2020, there is no longer any chance that the manga will ever return.

Source: Reddit