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Kaguya-sama Creator Aka Akasaka Announce His Retirement from Drawing Manga to Focus on Writing

(Last Updated On: November 3, 2022)

Akasaka Aka announced on her Twitter that she will temporarily end her activities as a drawing manga artist and concentrate on her activities as an original author. Akasaka has just finished serializing Kaguya-sama wants to tell you geniuses love brain battle for seven and a half years in Weekly Young Jump No. 49 (Shueisha), which was released on November 2nd. 

On Twitter, The weekly serialization didn’t go as I expected, and there were many things that made me realize how weak I am as a manga artist. Now I can look back, and announce his retirement as a manga artist and his activities as an original author. 

He also plans to continue drawing as a hobby, commenting, There is a big hint that Kaguya-sama has left behind. I’m doing my best to deliver this to everyone in the best possible way. The final 28th volume of Kaguya-sama wants to tell you will be released on December 19th.

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As the original author, Akasaka teamed up with Mengo Yokoyari and is serializing [Oshi no Ko] in Weekly Young Jump. In the future, we plan to announce a new read in Weekly Young Jump after the spring of 2023, in collaboration with Takako Ogami, who won the grand prize in the Akasaka Aka drawing audition, Emily the Maid Doesn’t Laugh Today.

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