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May 1, 7:33 PM

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 869
So it looks like I stopped reading it back in 2014 and I had gotten up to chapter 102. I'm thinking of reading the manga from the start so that I can finish this.

From the looks of it, the manga sort of took a hiatus mid-2015 at chapter 113 and the final 18 chapters took a further 5 years to be released and end the manga. I think the reason it went into Hiatus is because of the mangaka's health (the same mangaka for FMA).

Currently she illustrates the manga version of Arslan Senki (which is based on a novel series that ended in 2017, it had a hiatus or two during it's run as well).

So, back to the original question? was the manga rushed to completion so that she can put an end to this series?
May 1, 10:14 PM
Joined: Jan 2021
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I don't think it was, the Time start going faster but it does a great work with the story and don't feel rushed. Just finished it and I feel empty, it was a great end!
May 2, 2:40 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 6
I just finished the manga also after binge watching two seasons of the anime. I do think that if she wanted to she could have written more chapters as there was simply so much she could do with the premise and the characters. Such as reducing the time jumps and sharing more about other food processing methods. Unfortunately, she was going through a tough period in her life and I think that's what brought the early ending.

I mean I still love the manga but I can't help but have the 'What could've been' feeling.Gave it a 9/10 for that reason. /:
May 2, 3:30 AM

Joined: May 2020
Posts: 1288
Yeah, I think it was.

Don't get me wrong, it was a pretty satisfying ending for me but she completely skips their second year at high school and a lot of the third year, if memory serves. It's pretty clear that the final chapters were a "Let's finish this as fast as possible without pissing off the fans too much" type of deal.

May 2, 5:10 PM

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 869
Thanks for all the replies guys, I think I will re-read the manga from the start and enjoy it for what it's worth.

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