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Blue Exorcist Goes on Hiatus as Kato Adapts Horror Novels

Blue Exorcist Goes on Hiatus as Kato Adapts Horror NovelsBlue Exorcist fans, look out: the manga is going on extended hiatus.

The good news is that the hiatus isn’t related to health issues, as these things so often are. No, Blue Exorcist creator Kazue Kato is taking a break to create a manga based on Eizen Karukaya Kaiitan. That’s a series of horror novels from Fuyumi Ono (Shiki, Ghost Hunt).

Kato says that taking on two projects at the same time might be too much to take on, so she decided to give priority to the Eizen Karukaya Kaiitan adaptation. Three cheers for work-life balance!

Previously, Kato took a two-month hiatus earlier this year.

The Eizen Karukaya Kaiitan manga will run six chapters, and will launch in the pages of Jump SQ in September.

Blue Exorcist will be back in April 2022.

Eizen Karukaya Kaiitan is about a girl who lives in an old samurai residence-turned-shop called the Karukaya. The title translates as something like Strange Tales from Karukaya, and the novels are about, well, strange tales from Karukaya.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.