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Two Month Hiatus of Hayate no Gotoku! Manga Announced

by dtshyk
Jan 3, 2012 7:54 AM | 19 Comments
According to the Shogakukan official website, Hata Kenjiro will suspend the serialization of "Hayate no Gotoku!" from January 4th (Chapter 351) until February 29th. He said "I need to prepare for a very important project at the sacrifice of the weekly serialization. The details of what I'm working on will be announced within this year."

Related topic: New Anime of Hayate no Gotoku Confirmed

The chief editor of Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on the official website that a big project of manga "Magi" has been underway. It will be officially announced soon.

Sources: Mangaka Back Stage, Web Shogakukan

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bskbob said:
Manga creator Kenjirou Hata reported on Tuesday that his Hayate the Combat Butler series might be about 60% complete. Hata was responding to a Twitter follower who asked about how far the manga is into its story.

He had reported last week that the manga would go on hiatus until this year's 13th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine, which will ship on February 29, due to a "task" he has to do. He clarified on his Twitter account that the hiatus is not due to illness or exhaustion.


lol basically he could finish it in 50-100 chapter instead he milk it for another 300^^


Not really milking. We still have to wrap up the Royal Garden/King's Jewel arc, turn Nagi into a respectable Human being, figure out what the deal with Nagi's mom is, delve into Maria's backstory (she hasn't had any character development yet), and, biggest of all, sort out Hayate's harem. I wouldn't be surprised if, at Hayate's pace, it could easily take 200 chapters to do all that. It's only been a little over 6 months in manga time, so it seems like the entire story will span the length of a year.

Jan 11, 2012 12:36 AM by Exkalamity

Manga creator Kenjirou Hata reported on Tuesday that his Hayate the Combat Butler series might be about 60% complete. Hata was responding to a Twitter follower who asked about how far the manga is into its story.

He had reported last week that the manga would go on hiatus until this year's 13th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine, which will ship on February 29, due to a "task" he has to do. He clarified on his Twitter account that the hiatus is not due to illness or exhaustion.


lol basically he could finish it in 50-100 chapter instead he milk it for another 300^^

Jan 10, 2012 3:01 PM by bskbob

dtshyk said:


The chief editor of Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on the official website that a big project of manga "Magi" has been underway. It will be officially announced soon.


I've been waiting for this.

Also, if Hayate's mangaka needs a little time to get his thoughts straight, it's no big deal. Since it's not an indefinite hiatus.

Jan 4, 2012 4:15 AM by losslesswings

I agree with everyone else here that the manga was not really going anywhere recently, I will welcome him back with open arms after this hiatus and I hope he can sorts his ideas and brings back this series I once used to place on my top 10

Jan 4, 2012 1:24 AM by game8910

Cashdaxxx said:
It's not progressing anyway. Let him think for the next arc :D


i agree. recently, HnG feel like some filler manga

Jan 3, 2012 7:04 PM by tembikai

I say do it, since the manga has had a distinct lack of anything exciting happening for the past dozen or more chapters. Sure, its back to the usual style of HnG, but I like it a whole lot better when he actually gives his work direction and motion like he did with the Athena and past arcs. Give the mangaka a well deserved break and some time to get his thoughts together, I say!

Jan 3, 2012 3:00 PM by Zeream

need to catch up with manga!

Jan 3, 2012 1:59 PM by Ahmer

I wanna know more about the big Magi project! o:

Jan 3, 2012 1:06 PM by YamiLoire

... ;_;

Time to play catch-up.

Jan 3, 2012 12:24 PM by AzureHakua

This manga needs sorting out anyways so its good that theres going to be a hiatus. I was getting bored of HnG anyways.

Jan 3, 2012 10:52 AM by AlmazHiro

It's not progressing anyway. Let him think for the next arc :D

Jan 3, 2012 10:42 AM by Cashdax

And I thought Shiki's hiatus was bad...

Jan 3, 2012 10:34 AM by Fishcaek-Chan

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


okay what next? :P

Jan 3, 2012 10:11 AM by komic

not only that but the manga itself wasn't really going anywhere. the story seems to have taken a hiatus anyways so this doesn't really bother me much. but as long as it isn't the end of the manga i suppose he can take time to do whatever he needs to do.

Jan 3, 2012 9:55 AM by kisami

I already knew this was coming since it was announced in Chapter 351, but hearing it from dtshyk makes it painfully official.

Valky said:
RyanSaotome said:
I really hope this project is working on the 3rd anime season
me too..


I actually doubt this, because there really is no reason why he couldn't work on the third season in tandem with writing weekly chapters, and neither the first or second season needed this kind of treatment at all.

But I'm really curious as to what's so important that made Hata-sensei not only but his weekly series on Hiatus, but also enabled him to convince his editors to take a 2 month hiatus.

Doesn't this stuff usually happen when female mangaka need to take maternity leave or something?

Jan 3, 2012 9:41 AM by Exkalamity

RyanSaotome said:
I really hope this project is working on the 3rd anime season
me too..

Jan 3, 2012 9:12 AM by Valky

I really hope this project is working on the 3rd anime season

Jan 3, 2012 8:19 AM by RyanSaotome

Good, I can use this chance to catch up

Jan 3, 2012 8:04 AM by Game_Master

oh well i guess i can wait for 1 or 2 months

Jan 3, 2012 8:01 AM by Mr_Gutts

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