Maiko-San Chi No Makanai-San Manga Goes On Break Until September

The manga will return in the magazine’s 41st issue

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© Aiko Koyama, Shogakukan

On Wednesday, this year’s combined 36th and 37th issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine announced that Aiko Koyama’s Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san will go on a hiatus.

The manga will return in the magazine’s 41st issue, in September.

The manga was launched in Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in December 2016 by Koyama. Shogakukan published the 23rd volume of the manga on May 12, with the 24th volume set to be released on September 12.

In 2020, the manga also won the Best Shonen Manga award at the 65th Shogakukan Manga Awards.

Also, the manga was adapted into an anime titled Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House in February 2021. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime.

ANN describes the story as:

The manga’s story is set in Kyoto’s “hanamachi” geisha quarter.

Here, after geisha finish their work late at night, they spend the night resting at a lodge to prepare for the next day.

The story centers on Kiyo, an Aomori native who works as a cook in a geisha lodge in Kyoto after finishing junior high school and leaving home.

She also has a friend named Sumire who is a maiko, or apprentice geisha.

Source: ANN