Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Manga Is Entering A Second Hiatus

This information was disclosed on Friday in the publication’s 10th issue.

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© Yasuo Ohtagaki, Shogakukan

Yasuo Ohtagaki’s Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga will take a brief break and resume serialization in the 14th issue of Shogakukan’s Big Comic Superior magazine on June 28.

This information was disclosed on Friday in the publication’s 10th issue.

The show took a two-month break in December 2022 and a brief break in January of the following year.

Ohtagaki halted the manga in September 2018 because of tenosynovitis, an inflammation around the tendons.

The manga was then picked back up in December 2018.

Ohtagaki stated in a statement that came with the manga’s return that it might be challenging to keep the manga’s caliber at the current level because of his deteriorating symptoms, which have made it impossible for him to use his dominant left hand to sketch even the smallest details.

In order to prevent aggravating his left hand’s ailment, he emphasized that he would alter the way he drew.

In 2022, the manga celebrated its tenth anniversary. The manga had an exhibit at Gundam Base Tokyo from September 30 to October 31, 2022, in honor of its tenth anniversary.

Ohtagaki disclosed his intentions to carry on with the manga for another five to six years during the October 2022 opening event of the manga’s tenth anniversary exhibition.

In the 19th volume of the manga, published in February 2022, Ohtagaki disclosed that the work had reached its “final stage.”

The first Mobile Suit Gundam anime series and the manga are both set in the same One Year War in UC 0079.

The action starts with two Principality of Zeon and Earth Federation ace pilots engaged in combat at the “Thunderbolt Sector,” a shoal zone home to multiple space colony and cruiser wrecks.

In March 2012, Ohtagaki (Moonlight Mile) released the manga in Big Comic Superior.

On February 29, Shogakukan shipped the 23rd volume of the compilation book.

The manga is being published in English by Viz Media. On November 21, Viz shipped the twentieth volume.

Two original net anime series were inspired by the manga, and a compilation film was made for each of them.

Ohtagaki also illustrates the manga spinoff for Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Gaiden.

Source: ANN