The Case Study of Vanitas by Jun Mochizuki manga will be going on hiatus, as announced in Gangan Joker’s magazine June issue. The announcement was made on May 20 at the end of its recent chapter, adding that information regarding its return will be posted on the magazine’s official Twitter at a later date.
The last time The Case Study of Vanitas manga went on hiatus was in April 2020 due to work safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The manga resumed again in November that year.
In case you missed it, the release of the latest manga chapter (Mémoire 57) also coincides with the release of The Case Study of Vanitas Volume 10 and its special edition. Check the author’s tweet and the bonus illustrations on Twitter:
The Case Study of Vanitas is a steampunk-vampire-themed manga series by Jun Mozuchi. It has been serialized in Square Enix’s Monthly Gangan Joker magazine since 2015. Studio BONES animated the series in 2021 and has 24 episodes in total. A live reading event with the cast will be happening this June. There is also a stage play adaptation.
Yen Press releases the English versions of the manga and describes the plot:
“Rumors revolving around The Book of Vanitas, a clockwork grimoire of dubious reputation, draw Noé, a young vampire in search of a friend’s salvation, to Paris. What awaits him in the City of Flowers, however, is not long hours treading the pavement or rifling through dusty bookshops in search of the tome. Instead, his quarry comes to him…in the arms of a man claiming to be a vampire doctor! Thrust into a conflict that threatens the peace between humans and vampires, will Noé cast in his lot with the curious and slightly unbalanced Vanitas and his quest to save vampirekind?“
Source: Gangan Joker June issue
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