Sousou no Frieren will go on a short hiatus after this week’s chapter

Sousou no Frieren Chapter 61, Art by Abe Tsukasa and Yamada Kanehito

Popular adventure, fantasy manga series “Sousou no Frieren” (Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End) by Abe Tsukasa and Yamada Kanehito will go on a short hiatus after this week’s chapter. While the reason behind it hasn’t been revealed yet but we are hoping it’s not related to the author’s health. The series will most likely return and resume from September 2021.

Yamada debuted the manga in Japanese in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shōnen Sunday on April 28, 2020. The manga’s 5th compiled book volume shipped on July 16, 2021. As of August 2021, the cumulative circulation of the series has exceeded 2 million.

Aside from Japanese publications, the series has already been licensed for an English release by Viz Media. It’ll be available on Viz’s official website from November 9, 2021. They describe the manga :

The adventure is over but life goes on for an elf mage just beginning to learn what living is all about.

Elf mage Frieren and her courageous fellow adventurers have defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the land. With the great struggle over, they all go their separate ways to live a quiet life. But as an elf, Frieren, nearly immortal, will long outlive the rest of her former party. How will she come to terms with the mortality of her friends? How can she find fulfillment in her own life, and can she learn to understand what life means to the humans around her? Frieren begins a new journey to find the answer.

The manga won both the 14th Manga Taishō Grand Prize and 25th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize 2021.

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