Ito Izumo‘s The Demon Girl Next Door went on hiatus in the past two issues of Houbunsha’s monthly magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat. The author made a statement through her Twitter account on November 5. It revealed her current health problems along with an apology over the breaks.
Ito Izumo posted on Twitter a picture of statement, which talks about the notice for the future activities and apologies for the hiatuses in the magazine.
Regarding ongoing The Demon Girl Next Door in Kirara Carat, I ended up going on a hiatus two months in a row, in the November and December issues, as I didn’t make it in time for schedule due to my poor health caused by my chronic disease worsening.
Let me apologize to the fans and the people of the editorial department for the worries and troubles caused.
With reference to my current health condition and the future publication schedule,
it’s currently been hard for me to have a seat and perform tasks for long hours due to my decreased stamina and impaired vision by medical treatment for my illness. There has been little time to work on the series, so I talked it over with the editorial department, and it’s been decided that I will do the job for the series within my comfort zone for a while.
I will concentrate on the medical treatment and the work I have at hand now, and will update information for future activities on Twitter.
On a final note, please accept my another apology to have kept you waiting for the story due to my poor health management.Ito Izumo
She also made a resolution after the post:
I’m really sorry in the important period. I am full of motivation to do my best, so I swear to revive!!Ito Izumo
The industry sent her warm messages.
Mukunoki Nanatsu, the author of Wataten! manga series, replied to her tweet.
I hope you take care of yourself…! Health comes first.Mukunoki Nanatsu
Ito Izumo expressed thanks in a reply.
Thank you! I’ll prioritize my health. And congratulations on your work’s film adaptation! I’m looking forward to it!Ito Izumo
Unohana Tsukasa, Animayell! author, worried Ito Izumo’s health likewise.
It’s getting colder from now on, so I hope you stay warm and take your time to treat yourself! I’ll just sit back and look forward [to your work]! 😊Unohana Tsukasa
The author reacted with happiness as well.
Thank you! I’m really glad if we could talk on the phone again. I hope you also take care of yourself and spend your days, Tsukasa-sensei!Ito Izumo
From the anime industry, Suwa Ayaka, who played Ogura Shion in the anime adaptation of The Demon Girl Next Door, also sent her a take care message.
Ito Izumo replied with a message for the upcoming anime adaptation.
Thank you! I think I’ll have you said a lot of difficult lines in the second season, so I hope you take care of them. I’m looking forward to seeing you again!Ito Izumo
The voice actor further said with determination.
Please leave that to me 🕺🌸🦜👓🧙♀️✨✨Suwa Ayaka
You can also check the cover of the magazine, Manga Time Kirara Carat’s December issue. It came out on October 28. Dropout Idol Fruit Tart makes the cover.
The Demon Girl Next Door
Ito Izumo has been running the manga in Manga Time Kirara Carat since 2014. The series released its 6th compiled volume on February 25, 2021. In addition, it received a TV anime adaptation in 2019, and Season 2 is slated for April 2022.
Seven Seas Entertainment has been publishing the English version and describes the plot as:
The hilarious manga about a weak demon girl and her powerful magical girl rival that inspired the anime!
One morning, fifteen-year-old Yoshida Yuko wakes up to discover she has sprouted demon horns and a tail! Not only that, she learns from her mom that she has supernatural powers and an important mission—to restore her family’s glory by defeating the local magical girl. The magical girl in question is Chiyoda Momo, a student at Yuko’s school. With strength that is only mediocre at best, Yuko’s task to vanquish Momo will prove more challenging than she realizes in this topsy-turvy magical girl comedy.Seven Seas Entertainment