Shonen Jump’s most recent and well-received slice-of-life manga series, Ruri Dragon had a saddening announcement for fans earlier this week.
After six chapters, the magazine’s newest hit series, Ruri Dragon, has announced that it will go on an indefinite break. The sudden hiatus announcement is due to the 22-year-old mangaka, Masaoki Shindo’s poor physical condition. The editorial department announced that after discussing with the mangaka, a decision was made that it would be better to take a break before resuming serialization, so the quality of writing doesn’t get affected.
Written and drawn by Masaoki Shindou, Ruri Dragon follows a high school girl who very suddenly grows horns. Ruri learns from her mother that she is half human, half dragon, and her father is a dragon. Still trying to live an everyday life, Ruri is met with new things every day, from fire breath to rapid healing. However, with her supporting the family and school, it seems that everyday life is somewhat impossible.
Of course, mangaka’s health should always be prioritized before their work. We here at Anime Senpai hope that Shindo gets enough rest and can improve his condition before returning to the series.
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Despite only releasing six chapters until now, Ruri Dragon is currently the 7th hottest manga according to Manga Plus. Shueisha’s manga plus is a new service where you can read all of Shonen Jump’s manga for free in English and Spanish. However, only the first 3 and most recent three chapters are free to read.
This isn’t the first time a mangaka has taken a sudden break from drawing manga. Releasing weekly chapters of the manga while still maintaining the quality is not easy. That’s why most of the mangaka, including Jujutsu Kaisen, One Piece, My Hero Academia, and Black Clover take frequent breaks to power up their battery before picking up the pen to write again.
If that synopsis of the series alone doesn’t have you intrigued, be sure to check out our first thoughts on the series! Seeing as there are only six chapters out, it’s the perfect short read that will leave you smiling and waiting for more!
If this is your first time hearing of Ruri Dragon before, I would highly advise you to go and check it out!
You can check out this hilarious and strange slice-of-life comedy series officially and for free over on both Viz Media and Manga Plus. As always, we urge readers to try to read the series officially, as this supports both the author and allows them to create more stories.
Source: Shonen Jump Twitter