The Black Butler Manga Goes On Hiatus!

During the hiatus, already-serialized chapters of Black Butler will be republished.

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© Yana Toboso/SQAURE ENIX, Project Black Butler

On June 18, the official Twitter account of Square Enix’s magazine G-Fantasy revealed sad news for fans of the Black Butler manga.

The tweet informed the fans that the series will take an extended hiatus after the August 2024 issue of G-Fantasy, set to release today, July 18, 2024.

Although no resumption date has been shared, the chapters that have been serialized will be republished during the hiatus.

In the same tweet, an illustration message by the author Yana Toboso was also shared.

The message states:

“I have decided to take a little longer maintenance vacation! Since my debut in 2004, I have been drawing for 20 years in 2024. The fact that I have been able to keep running for such a long period of time without serious illness or breaks is due to the warm support of everyone. During this period, I will continue to prepare for the necessary interviews and preparations for the climax of ‘Black Butler’ while making sure that my body and mind are in good shape. I am very sorry to those of you who have been looking forward to my monthly serialization. I will return in the best condition, so I hope you will be able to wait for a little while.”

The return date for the series will be shared as and when it is determined.

About Black Butler:

Black Butler is a manga series written and illustrated by Yana Toboso. It has been serialized in Square Enix’s shōnen manga magazine Monthly GFantasy since September 2006. The Black Butler series has sold over 35 million copies worldwide and continues to attract fans from all over the world with its beautifully and intricately drawn world view and diverse characters.

The series received its first anime adaptation in October 2008 by A-1 Pitcures. The anime ended in March 2009 with 24 episodes.

Following this, the second season of the anime, titled Black Butler II, started airing from July 2010 to September 2010.

Funimation has released all three television anime on home video; this includes the Black Butler II OVA project, the Black Butler: Book of Murder OVA, and the Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic anime film.

Yen Press describes the overall plot of Black Butler as follows:

Just a stone’s throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom, its master one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen Victoria’s faithful servant . . . and a slip of a twelve-year old boy. Fortunately, his loyal butler, Sebastian, is ever at his side, ready to carry out the young master’s wishes.

Source: G-Fantasy on Twitter.