COVID-19 has caused delays to the production of many anime and manga as the publishers, as well as the fans insist that the delay is essential for the health of the production workforce.
This has also affected the world of anime and manga as many production houses are closed to avoid further spreading the virus.
Satoshi Shiki, best known for his work in an Attack on Titan prequel series, recently announced that the Bakuen manga will be delayed for a month due to his studio being shut down. This is to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
【お知らせ】「爆宴-BAKUEN-」の連載一回休載と単行本発売延期のお知らせです。— 士貴智志 SHIKI SATOSHI (@shikisatoshi) April 13, 2020
[Notice] It is a notice that the series of “Bakuen-BAKUEN-” has been suspended once and that the book release has been postponed. As I mentioned earlier, now in my studio, in consideration of the recent social situation, I have avoided the “denseness” of collaborative work with the staff, and have been trying to work from home. → ContinueEnglish Translation
In an attempt to implement social distancing, the editorial team at Kondasha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius has decided to put the manga on hiatus. The staff for the manga will continue working from home, however they will not be able to meet schedule.
Shiki also mentioned that the remake for The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru will be continued from next month as well.
The Bakuen manga revolves around a world where everyday life has suddenly crumbled away. In front of a young girl who is only waiting for death in this ruined world, a lone young man descends from an empty sky. The manga was originally created by Tatsuhiko Ida and is being drawn by Satoshi Shiki now.
Dororo is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by the manga artist Osamu Tezuka in the late 1960s. An anime television series based on the manga consists of 26 half-hour episodes that aired in 1969. A 24-episode second anime television series adaptation by MAPPA and Tezuka Productions aired from January to June 2019.
The plot revolves around a young girl named Dororo, who runs a business by helping poor people in the empire itself. She wanders the streets of a few stalls in search of money.
Hyakkimaru is a young boy who was born without any limbs or organs. He was born from a royal family but was snatched away from his mother because he had no limbs. Hyakkimaru accidentally stumbles upon Dororo who was being hit by a group of shop owners, that’s where it all started.