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Gangsta. Manga Goes on Hiatus

Gangsta., the definitively-punctuated manga recently adapted into an anime series, is going on hiatus due to author Kohske’s poor health, reports Monthly Comic Bunch magazine.

The manga, which has been serialized in Bunch since 2011, is being released by Viz in North America.

Gangsta. is the first serialized manga from Kohske. She made her debut in Shonen GanGan magazine in 2009 with the short story “Postman” and did the art for Miaki Kato’s manga The Night of Club Indigo.

Viz describes Gangsta.:

In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the “Handymen,” Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. Until the day when a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family. It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.

On Twitter, Kohske mentioned that she was briefly hospitalized in November and is now recuperating at home.


Separately, the Japanese home video release for the Gangsta. anime series has also been delayed, presumably due to the bankruptcy of Manglobe, the studio who produced the series.

We’re wishing Kohske a speedy recovery and a quick return to the world of Gangsta..

Source: ANN

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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.