Fans adopt a sense of worry when a mangaka decides to take some time off. Although it could be just a normal vacation, history has often indicated otherwise. Even with a scheduled continuation, you never know what might happen, but not in the case of Ace of Diamond Act 2!
While the manga industry is known for its regular schedule, unfortunately, hiatuses often do not follow the same rules. A sudden unexplained hiatus probably means the series is destined to suffer the same fate again and again.
However, not every series is Hunter X Hunter.
The Ace of Diamond Act 2 manga’s serialization will resume in the combined 36th and 37th Issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine, which will be released on 4th August 2021.
The reputed sports manga had gone on a hiatus two months ago from the 27th Issue of WSM. Fortunately, this one was not because of a health issue but more of a research break.
The author of the series, Yuji Terajima, had previously taken a similar hiatus back in 2015 to prepare for his next series.
Whether it be research or health issues, most fans nowadays seem sympathetic towards the creators when they are on a hiatus. They understand that it is simply not worth neglecting health just to deliver something on the schedule.
Even some apathetic fans do not want their favorite series to underdeliver for any reason, so a break is sometimes acceptable.
The last chapter ended with Eijun realizing how he isn’t as close to the captain as he thought. Realizing his position in the team and how it will all be over if they had lost their game, what will he do now?
About Ace of Diamond
Ace of Diamond is a Japanese shōnen baseball manga series by Yuji Terajima and published by Kodansha. Weekly Shōnen Magazine has serialized it from 2006 to 2015. A sequel titled Ace of Diamond Act II started in 2015. An anime adaptation ran from 6 October 2013 to 28 March 2016.
The protagonist is Eijun Sawamura, a baseball pitcher with a very strange changeup pitch that is natural to him but surprising to others. Sawamura plans to go to a local high school and play baseball with his friends, to showcase their skills and win the matches.
Source: Weekly Shounen Magazine Issue 36-37/2021 Leaks