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Manga 'Blade of the Immortal' To End in December

by dtshyk
Sep 24, 2012 8:55 AM | 29 Comments
According to Mainichi, manga Blade of the Immortal was announced to end in the Afternoon magazine February 2013 issue to be released on December 25th. 19 years of serialization will be concluded with chapter 219.

Source: Mainichi

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hope, there'll be season 2 of the anime.

Sep 25, 2012 6:53 PM by Mazzhugeliang

Finally.. It was about time.. can't wait to read last volume.

Sep 25, 2012 12:54 PM by Han-yuu

DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
sweet now i can start it, heard great things about this series i was just waiting for a set date to start it, watching an on going anime is bad enough, reading a on going manga is painful

Ditto, started it years ago and only dropped it because it seemed like it was never going to end. I'm going to enjoy reading it through again...

Sep 25, 2012 10:09 AM by MotokoAramaki

Good news,i'll start reading the manga soon ^_^

Sep 25, 2012 9:12 AM by Shinsuke_Sama

Welp, time to start reading this. I started it once, but was put off by the English version's reading style - what with it being from left to right.

Also, why the hell was Sword Art Online brought into this discussion? This is like saying "You haven't heard of Blade of the Immortal!? Justin Bieber fans are cancer!". And then you're surprised people call you a "hater"? No, it's not just a different opinion, it's flame-bait at its best! "Kids these days", my ass.

Sep 25, 2012 5:27 AM by lion_of_genesis

Makes me wonder what the long-time followers has to say since almost all the comments right now is all about starting a manga that is soon to be ending. Ain't that funny?

I for one has this to say-- about darn time! I guess it's not really unbeknownst to us how the story is just about moving to its eventual conclusion. At any rate, I'm looking forward to how Rin will complete her quest for revenge-- hopefully with (Anotsu's) blood flowing through her hands, though I could easily see it just as likely being Manji's. Well, I'm probably the only one who wants to see Manji finally kick the bucket.

Sep 25, 2012 5:19 AM by a1oner

I've been stalling reading the manga for awhile. I started back when the anime aired and was curious, but stopped for some reason. It's sad to see this manga ending, but hopefully the author can make something just as good in the future.

Sep 24, 2012 9:12 PM by LoneWolf

gonna start reading this. I like the anime of it.
200 chapters? Challenge accepted~

Sep 24, 2012 6:35 PM by Xynz01

another great manga ending...i don't know how to react to this

Sep 24, 2012 6:11 PM by petalshreds

it's one of the best samurai manga i have read ... i didn't read the last volume 29 yet so i will wait till it end and i hope madhouse make a new adaptation for the manga

Sep 24, 2012 5:56 PM by Benicio

I was reading Vagabond over looks like I should switch since its ending, hopefully the ending will be awesome *-*

Sep 24, 2012 5:55 PM by rpn101

sweet now i can start it, heard great things about this series i was just waiting for a set date to start it, watching an on going anime is bad enough, reading a on going manga is painful

Sep 24, 2012 5:46 PM by JizzyHitler

Anyway, was this a monthly-released manga? Definitely not weekly I assume...

Sep 24, 2012 5:44 PM by HauntingShock

I caught up with the scans a few weeks ago. Was following the Dark Horse releases, but at the time they had NO pre-orders and were still a full volume behind (v25=v24), as well as being way behind in general (something like 5+ volumes). Couldn't be arsed with getting one volume every 6-12 months anymore.

Already knew about it ending soon - it's been on its final arc since around v22 or so - but it's good to have a number and date. Well into the final battle zone already, in v29. Can't be much more than three more volumes in need of scans/translations left. The e-people are a little behind, so hopefully this news motivates them to catch up with what's available.

Bee Train's adaptation was actually quite good, but they screwed up the first few eps and ended without any sort of conclusion, so that put people off. There'd HAVE TO BE a remake, if only to draw in new fans--wasn't popular and too many years have passed for a sequel. But, really, BotI just isn't TVable with its length and gore. You've got a main character that has his limbs cut off in every fight, plus occasional sadistic raping, sooo...

PS: It started four years after Berserk and is ending when Berserk is drifting aimlessly. FUCK YOU, 'ZERK!

Sep 24, 2012 5:40 PM by AironicallyHuman

Wooh, big news.

I think I'm at 150+ chapters and I thought it might take another 100 chapters or so to give it an appropriate epic ending it deserves.

Sep 24, 2012 5:40 PM by live2win

Maybe I should start reading this now since an ending date has been confirmed.

I hear its as good as Vagabond so I'll give it a shot.

Sep 24, 2012 5:35 PM by Sayan12

nice i hope we will see a anime remake of this from start to finish of the manga

Sep 24, 2012 4:56 PM by j0x

HauntingShock said: serialized for 19 years? This is even the first time I heard of this manga...

That's sad.

Awesome manga. DAMN. T.T

Sep 24, 2012 4:32 PM by leokiko

Wow, finally.

Sep 24, 2012 3:51 PM by SilentTruth

Guess I'll start reading at some point. At least this is finishing, unlike a certain Berserk...

Sep 24, 2012 2:49 PM by Klonoa7H

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