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Yuu Watase Says She’s Resuming Arata: The Legend Manga


There’s good news for fans of Arata: The Legend — creator Yuu Watase says the series will be returning after a five-year break.

Watase shared this news on Twitter, referencing a meeting (probably with editorial) that helped get things back on track.


Watase, who is also the mangaka behind Absolute Boyfriend, Ceres and Fushigi Yugi, began work on Arata: The Legend in 2008. She had previously taken a 17-month hiatus before coming back to the project, then took off again for the past five years. But she did work on a “Remaster” edition of the manga during this time. Watase reported in 2018 that she was dealing with depression.

Arata: The Legend is published in English by VIZ Media.

Source: Anime News Network


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.