Readers of manga know that waiting for the next chapter of a series to come out is painful. Days pass and then weeks pass before finally a new chapter releases and the cycle continues till the series ends. However, sometimes something terrible befalls us readers of manga. Instead of a simple week or month wait, we find ourselves waiting for ages and before we know it we hear the dreaded word we don’t wish to hear. The manga has gone on hiatus…
Now if you’re new to the term hiatus, let us here at Honey’s Anime explain it quickly. A hiatus essentially means a break from a series for an unknown amount of time. This can be caused by a mangaka needing a break, getting ill and or issues with the popularity of the manga. There is a slew of problems that could arise and cause a hiatus to befall our favorite manga series. Today we have crafted a list of the Top 10 Manga on Hiatus at the moment. Let us show you beautiful souls some of our favorite—and others as well—manga that currently are on hiatus.
10. Nyan Koi
- Authors: Fujiwara, Sato
- Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Harem, Seinen
- Volumes: 6
- Published: Aug, 2007- Present
For many, cats tend to be lucky creatures. However, for Junpei Kosaka cats are the bane of his existence. The reason for his dislike of cats is due to an extreme allergy Junepi has when even near a cat. One day on his way home, Junpei angers a cat god by knocking over a shrine and is cursed. If Junpei doesn’t save 100 cats then he will turn into one of them and equally will find himself possibly dying from his allergy as his body turns into a furry creature!
Starting off our list of the Top 10 Manga on Hiatus, we examine Nyan Koi. While Nyan Koi sounds like a ridiculous harem set up—though what harems aren’t to be honest—the unique themes and comedy make Nyan Koi a blast to read. Junpei’s saving of cats at times makes us burst out in laughing as he’s filled with misery and joy at helping the feline pets. At only 6 volumes released so far, we know there can be even more done with the various girls and Junpei in Nyan Koi. That’s why it’s a bummer that Nyan Koi has been under hiatus for some time now and we have to pray that we’re not cursed ourselves with no more releases.
9. World Trigger
- Authors: Ashihara, Daisuke
- Genres: Action, School, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Space, Supernatural
- Volumes: 18
- Published: Feb, 2011- Present
An alien race from another dimension—codenamed Neighbors—has tried for some time to destroy Earth. Luckily for Earth an elite team of fighters known as Border have constantly been able to stop Neighbors from gaining the upper hand. This is thanks to their power that comes from alien technology. One of the Border fighters known as Osamu Mikumo doesn’t stand out in comparison to his peer but his strength comes from a can do attitude. Though Osamu’s life changes when he meets Yuma who despite being a Neighbor isn’t like the rest.
Here at Honey’s Anime, we always love some good sci-fi themed manga. One of our long time favorites since 2011 is known as World Trigger by mangaka Ashihara Daisuke. For a long while we constantly were over joyed that we continued to get plenty of World Trigger releases. Though due to possible injuries, Ashihara couldn’t continue World Trigger. While no word of World Trigger returning has been announced, we here at Honey’s Anime have faith the series will return. Till then, we shall re read the 18 volumes and enjoy this amazing sci-fi manga.
8. Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)
- Authors: Arakawa, Hiromu
- Genres: Comedy, Drama, School, Shounen
- Volumes: 14
- Published: Mar, 2011- Present
For Yuugo Hachiken, life has been all about studying. Day in and day out, Yuugo would study so he could be the best at school and make his parents proud. However, Yuugo’s constant studying eventually made him crack and thus he decided to change schools. Leaving the city life, Yuugo enrolls in a school that focuses on farming and agriculture. The problem here though is Yuugo has never once farmed in his whole life…
Gin no Saji by mangaka Arakawa Hiromu has kept us always intrigued seeing as many of us here at Honey’s Anime are city folk ourselves. The idea of a guy changing his life to be more focused on farming makes for some great comedy and some interesting drama in equal measure. That’s why it pains us that Gin no Saji has found itself constantly being hit with hiatus status. Hopefully we shall see more Gun no Saji as we need to know how Yuugo’s life is as of current. Though at least for those new to the series they have 14 volumes to read before catching up.
7. Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin
- Authors: Hagiwara, Kazushi
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Supernatural, Seinen
- Volumes: 27
- Published: Oct, 1987- Present
A 14-year-old boy doesn’t yet realize his fate in the world. Humanity has grown tired of fighting lizard beings and orcs and wishes to end the beings once and for all. If humanity wishes to accomplish this they will need to summon the soul trapped within the young boy. Once unleashed, the powerful Dark Schneider will fight against the various generals who wish to summon an ancient god and stop the madness. Metal and fantasy collide in Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin!
Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin might have come out in 1987 but even today this manga is nothing but awesome. With beautiful art, a rich story and an all too interesting use of the metal music genre, Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin has kept us in constant awe even after 27 volumes have released. Though with such a lengthy release Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin has always been bound to have a hiatus happen from time to time. Even the best mangaka like Hagiwara Kazushi needs their rest. That’s why we will wait patiently for more Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin to release alongside the fans who still have love for this older manga series.
6. Gakkougurashi! (School-Live)
- Authors: Kaihou, Norimitsu- Chiba, Sadoru
- Genres: Mystery, Horror, School, Slice of Life, Psychological
- Volumes: 9
- Published: May, 2012- Present
Many love school especially young Takeya Yuki. While Yuki might not do great at school, she still loves being in class and with her friends. Together Yuki, Kurumi and Yuuri have even made a club called School Life Club where they don’t even go home and live at school to enjoy it to the fullest. Though in reality, Yuki has fooled herself into believing her school life is happy as outside her delusion the school is anything but what it was once before…
Gakkougurashi is one of those manga that when you read it, you have a weird feeling at first. You wonder how could this be considered horror and then when that revelation occurs your mind does a backflip. That’s why we love Gakkougurashi so much here at Honey’s Anime and we know we aren’t alone according to reviews and the scores online. Though at the moment Gakkougurashi is—like all of the manga on this list—in hiatus. Though the good news is that the creators have stated we should have more sometime within the current year of 2017 meaning Gakkougurashi won’t be missed for much longer. If you haven’t yet tried out Gakkougurashi now is the time to catch up so you can keep up with fans when the next chapter releases.
- Authors: Adachitoka
- Genres: Action, Fantasy, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural
- Volumes: 18
- Published: Dec, 2010- Present
All gods want to be worshipped. While they may be powerful beings, if there is no one to love them and give offerings to them then they fade into obscurity. Though for one god he plans on doing anything in his power to prevent this from occurring. Enter Yato, a god who will do anything for money and we mean anything. Watch as Yato tries his hardest to become a loved god by all in Noragami.
Noragami has blown up in the world of the manga thanks to mangaka Adachitoka. With incredible art, a fun cast of characters and a truly unique story, Noragami for 18 volumes has given us more than we could have ever expected. That’s why fans—us included—were heartbroken to hear of Adachitoka’s health issues. This in turn caused Noragami to enter the terrible world of hiatus manga and it has been that way for a while now. Though we’re sure if we continue to pray for Adachitoka’s recovery we will get more Noragami sooner than we could hope for. While our prayers continue, go check our Noragami to see what we had to include it on our Top 10 Manga on Hiatus list.
- Authors: Yazawa, Ai
- Genres: Drama, Music, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life
- Volumes: 21
- Published: May, 2000- May, 2009
Nana Komatsu has found herself moving to Tokyo recently. Thanks to her troubled past and slew of boyfriend dramas, Nana hopes Tokyo will offer a much-needed change to her life. Meanwhile, Nana Osaki who happens to be part of a punk band is just trying to chase her dreams in the big city. The two Nanas are soon to meet up and with that meeting a friendship will form. What else will await these two women as they journey through Tokyo together?
Musical manga doesn’t get much better than Nana. With some impressive shoujo based art and an endearing tale of two women becoming best friends when they need friendship more than anything else, Nana has always been one of our favorite shoujo works ever. That’s why we were shocked when in 2009 Nana just came to an abrupt halt after the mangaka’s illness with so much left to offer us manga readers. The series—as far as we know—hasn’t been cancelled and thus we can only conclude it’s on an extremely long hiatus as many believe. Though no matter when mangaka Yazawa Ai’s Nana returns, we here at Honey’s Anime will be ready to reenter the lives of both Nanas without a second thought.
- Authors: Miura, Kentarou
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Demons, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural, Military, Psychological, Seinen
- Volumes: 39
- Published: Aug, 1989- Present
Death has known traveling mercenary Guts since his birth. Though finally it seems Guts would find a place to call home once he meets others like him in the form of the Band of the Hawk. The leader named Griffith has plans that he vows to make a reality and wishes for Guts to help him realize his dream. While Guts will still continue fighting and slaughtering hundreds, he’s found some joy having a place to call home. However, Guts’ world will soon change dramatically when events begin to befall his new friends and family…
Sometimes we here at Honey’s Anime are used to some series going into hiatus mode. This is especially the case with the legendary manga series Berserk. Ever since its 1989 release, Berserk fans have become all too aware that Berserk could soon be hit with another hiatus. Though at least when Berserk does come back, we know it will return with some solid chapters that will make us forget how long we had to wait for them. Plus, Berserk already has been announced for more chapters this winter coming—as of this article mind you—so our wait won’t be much longer.
2. Hunter x Hunter
- Authors: Togashi, Yoshihiro
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen, Super Power
- Volumes: 34
- Published: Mar, 1998- Present
In this large world there exists special people known as Hunters. These warriors come in numerous shapes and sizes. Their reasons for being Hunters all vary from reasons like finding the best warriors to fight or gaining the means of finding treasure only a Hunter can obtain. If you wish to become a Hunter though you must pass a grueling exam that hundreds enter and most fail. Enter Gon a young boy who wishes to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Hunter himself.
If you ask most manga fans out there what series is known for going on hiatus quite often, most would say Hunter x Hunter. Mangaka Togashi Yoshihiro has constantly given fans an amazing shounen series but it has cost him a lot of pain as he suffers from various ailments thanks to working so hard to bring his fans such quality work. Hunter x Hunter is truly an impressive manga and most know that so very few ever complain about Togashi’s famous long leaves from working on the series. Though Hunter x Hunter never stays on hiatus for long and we know it will be launching back at us in only a few more months. If you haven’t read Hunter x Hunter then you have plenty to read seeing as how Hunter x Hunter is 34 volumes long at the moment.
1. Made in Abyss
- Authors: Tsukushi, Akihito
- Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
- Volumes: 6
- Published: Oct, 2012- Present
Many years ago, a large hole formed in the world. Men and women began calling this large crater the Abyss and began to explore it. Though in the Abyss many dangers exist in the form of creatures, land hazards and various odd supernatural occurrences. That’s why only trained explorers known as Cave Raiders have been allowed to search the Abyss for various treasures and hidden artifacts. Two brave young souls are about to enter the Abyss themselves and learn just how beautiful and terrifying the Abyss is first hand.
Thus, folks we end our Top 10 Manga on Hiatus list with Made in Abyss. This incredible adventure, fantasy and sci-fi manga crafted by mangaka Tsukushi Akihito has only released 6 volumes but each one has simply blown us away with jaw dropping art and an extremely impressive narrative. While the manga has recently ended—though not for long we hope—the manga is still far from concluding and it seems as if the hiatus is the same in that regard. We can only hope here at Honey’s Anime that Reg and Riko’s adventures in the Abyss don’t end yet and will start up soon. Though only time will tell when we get to enjoy another great chapter of Made in Abyss.
The word hiatus for manga readers is like being shot in the heart by a metaphorical bullet. It hurts sometimes so fiercely to know a new chapter or volume of our beloved work won’t release for some long stretch of time. However, usually mangaka know the pain we endure as fans and try their best to keep us all posted on when new chapters will release and eventually a lot of the manga we love will come back better than ever before. What are some of your favorite manga currently on hiatus at the moment? Let us know in the comments below and for all your manga news and related info stick to our hive here at Honey’s Anime.