A preview of the September issue of Dengeki Daioh has released on the magazine’s website where it revealed the issue’s lineup. It has revealed that Kiyohiko Azuma’s 4koma manga Yotsubato! (Yotsuba&!) will not be appearing in the issue, which marks 9 consecutive months of the series being on hiatus.
Dengeki Daioh is a monthly magazine that published many manga series, including Azuma’s Yotsuba&! The last chapter, 85, was released in the November issue last year. The manga itself has been on short hiatus many times, though this is the longest on record. At the current rate, it would reach one full year without a single new chapter being released.
Yotsubato! (Yotsuba&!) is a 4koma manga written and illustrated by Kiyohiko Azuma, known for his other manga Azumanga Daioh. The series began as a one shot titled Try! Try! Try!, before a full series began serialization in 2003 in ASCII Media Works’ monthly Dengeki Daioh magazine. A total of 12 compiled volumes have been released, with the 12th volume releasing in March this year.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Yotsuba’s daily life is full of adventure. She is energetic, curious, and a bit odd—odd enough to be called strange by her father as well as ignorant of many things that even a five-year-old should know. Because of this, the most ordinary experience can become an adventure for her. As the days progress, she makes new friends and shows those around her that every day can be enjoyable.
The September issue of Dengeki Daioh will release on July 27th, which will mark a total of 9 months of Yotsubato!‘s absence. Not much is known why the manga is on hiatus and for how long. Hopefully the manga will return soon, before the one year mark in November, or information from Kiyohiko Azuma will release soon.
You can visit the manga’s website here: http://www.yotuba.com/
“Yotsubato!”, images and all associated brands and titles © 2014 Kiyohiko Azuma and ASCII Media Works