Updated on February 5th, 2022
Fans of many popular Shonen series may or may not realize this, but a lot of their favorite mangas are being wrapped up by their mangaka’s either very soon or within the next couple of years. With some in their final arc and some just announced by the mangaka, let’s go over which hit series are ending and how much longer we will have them.
Kaguya Sama: Love Is War
When it comes to romcoms Kaguya Sama is currently one of the most popular ones around, but as the saying goes, all good things come to an end. So to kick off our list of manga series ending soon we have Kaguya Sama: Love Is War. Though it’s currently rumored the series seems to be preparing to end its long run with one last final arc. This news is reported by multiple sources, basically confirming that the hit series is close to its ending.
There is no reason to panic just yet however since the series has yet to enter its final arc we could still see Kaguya Sama: Love Is War run into the new year. Maybe ending it right as the anime returns this upcoming April. As of right now, information is limited so we really have no idea on how much longer the series will run for. Fans of the series will just have to wait with baited breaths until an official announcement is made, either from Weekly Young Jump or the creator himself, Aka Akasaka.
My Hero Academia
This one may come as a shock to some, but yes, My Hero Academia is currently in its final act. In Weekly Shonen Jump #16, the 306th chapter of My Hero Academia was published to the world, titled, “The Final Act Begins.” Before you freak out it should be explained that a final act and a final arc are very different. An arc is much shorter and focuses on one problem, whereas an act is much longer and holds multiple arcs within it all leading up to one final battle or problem.
Seeing as how My Hero Academia is in its final act and still has a lot to cover in terms of stories and characters, we may not see this series wrap up for about another two years or so.
For fans of this series that keep up to date with the mangaka, Gege Akutami, this should come as no surprise. In a February 2021 interview with, Mandou Kobayashi the creator of the series (who came in full Mechamaru cosplay), explains that he plans to end his hit series in the next two years.
The author further went on to say that he knows exactly what he plans to do with both the main character Yuji Itadori and his rival/ closest friend Megumi Fushiguro. Although he does say he is currently unsure of what to do with the curse known as, Sukuna, who is a major character for the series.
We don’t have a clear date or year as to when we can expect the series to end, but Gege Akutami has made one thing clear the series will not run on long and he does plan to finish it off within the two years.
If you are up to date with the Tokyo Revengers manga then this probably won’t be anything new to you. However, if you aren’t caught up to date, then you may not know that the 26th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine revealed Ken Wakui’s hit manga has entered its final arc.
This may be sad news to some, but it seems that this final arc will be one of the best, which this series has offered. Not only that, but it’s also looking to be one of its longer arcs as we are already 24 chapters in and the story is just beginning. This final arc could easily stretch into the new year and maybe until spring of 2022.
For fans of this series looking for a series just like this, we highly advise fans to check out our article where we discuss 6 anime series similar to Tokyo Revengers.
Dr. Stone may be lesser known compared to these big hitters, but this series is well worth the read, even if it isn’t what you would expect from a Shounen manga. Though this manga is different from the others on this list, it has one similarity to others, it is ending soon. In fact, this manga is coming to an end much sooner than the others on this list. Dr. Stone is currently pretty deep in its final arc.
Seeing where this manga is, it could maybe pull through the new year. However the author has been going at a very fast pace as of late, so it may end just before. It all depends on the final battle that we will see go down in the next couple chapters.
If you want more info on what’s going on with Dr. Stone and its final arc be sure to check out our article where we break it all down, as well as how the upcoming 3rd season of its anime adaptation will be affected. You can find everything about that right here.
To finish this list off we have the Fire Force manga, now this might be the most well-known on the list, but if you didn’t know, Fire Force is already very deep in its final arc. In fact, we might even see the story end before the new year. However, the story does have enough gas, if Atsushi Ōkubo wishes to make it run for longer. Seeing as how Ōkubo has confirmed that this is his last manga and that he will be retiring after this series ends, I doubt that he will want to drag it on though, most likely ending it before the end of 2021.
Atsushi Ōkubo, creator of both Fire Force and Soul Eater has said extensively that this will be his final manga and he will be retiring once it’s all wrapped up and finished. So fans of his worker should soak up and enjoy this series while it lasts. as it is unknown how many more chapters we have of this great series.
If you wish to read more on Fire Force entering its final arc you can learn about all that right here.
Other Noticeable Mangas That Are Ending
Other noticeable manga series that are in their final phase or entering it, are One Piece, and Komi Can’t Communicate. Earlier, In an interview, Eiichiro Oda said that he plans to end the One Piece manga in 3 to 4 years. Meanwhile, Komi Can’t Communicate, which already has nearly 300 chapters has announced that it too will be entering its final arc soon.