Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle manga previously took a break back in June 2021 and returned two months later in August. Now it’s looking to take some more time off, with this year’s 22nd issue of Kodansha’s Evening magazine announcing that the series will be on hiatus until spring 2023.
Kishiro originally launched the latest entry in the long-running Battle Angel Alita saga in April 2014, and it will hit nine collected volumes in Japan this November. Meanwhile, Kodansha USA has eight volumes out in English as of July 5.
Here’s how Kodansha describes the series:
The cyber-martial arts saga that has spanned a solar system and over two decades in print returns, with creator Yukito Kishiro’s new sequel that reveals the true story of Alita’s childhood on Mars, and the mind-bending adventures that still await her…For centuries, war has raged on the dusty, red surface of Mars. This apocalyptic crucible will produce the solar system’s most fearsome warrior, Alita. But for now that warrior is just a little girl named Yoko. The future and past of the battle angel fan out across the reaches of space in the final chapter of one of the greatest sci-fi epics of all time!