Manga creator Itaru Bonnoki recently took to Twitter to disclose his diagnosis of ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF), a condition characterized by the thickening of the spinal column’s ligament. This ailment can lead to spinal canal narrowing and potential nerve damage, with Bonnoki enduring constant back pain over the past few months.
Now in search of a suitable hospital for the challenging surgery required to address the issue, his health setback has cast an indefinite extension on the hiatus of his manga series, “The Vampire Dies in No Time,” which had previously experienced a one-month break from March 30 to April 27, initially set to resume on May 11.
The manga series has undergone several hiatuses in recent years, many of which were prompted by Bonnoki’s health challenges. He initially introduced “The Vampire Dies in No Time” in Weekly Shōnen Champion in June 2015, with the 25th compiled volume published by Akita Shoten on May 8.
This popular manga inspired an anime adaptation that first graced Japanese screens in October 2021, with Funimation streaming it simultaneously. Comprising 12 episodes, the second season premiered in January, and the series can be streamed on Crunchyroll.
Notably, an upcoming “hyper casual game” app, provisionally titled “Sugu Shinu!” (translating to “Die Instantly!”), is slated for release on iOS and Android in 2023, complementing the manga’s universe.
This game app is also scheduled to launch in English-speaking markets. Beyond his work on “The Vampire Dies in No Time,” Bonnoki and Nata Ōkura have embarked on a new manga project, adapting Xemono’s game “Needy Streamer Overload” as “Needy Girl Overdose: Run with My Sick,” available on Akita Shoten’s Manga Cross website since March 21.