The Misfit of Demon King Academy’s Mangaka Passes Away While Battling Cancer

The Misfit of Demon King Academy manga series is infused with both witty humor and action wherein the devil is definitely not getting his due and is sure to hook you in (and make you fall in love with the protagonist). 

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However, fans will not be able to experience the conclusion of the manga because the series’ mangaka is no more.

The quirky story of the Demon King of Tyranny has been put to a permanent stop to the shock of all fans. 

Sadly, Square Enix confirmed that artist Kayaharuka of The Misfit of Demon King Academy manga passed away on July 6th, 2021.

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The publishing company previously announced an indefinite hiatus, as Kayaharuka was receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer.

However, this was released after the artist had already passed away. Therefore, the family wanted to keep it a secret before they were ready to inform the public.

Although the cause of death wasn’t specified, the artist’s declining health could’ve been the responsible factor. Kayaharuka’s relatives held a private funeral. 

The Misfit of Demon King Academy's Mangaka Passes Away While Battling Cancer
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Kayaharuka had previously commented that while they regret that the manga had to end this way, they will treasure the time they spent working on it. They concluded by thanking fans for reading the manga and supporting it throughout. 

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This reminds me how all mangakas work extremely hard and often overwork themselves to supply fans with the best-of-the-best content, and yet are just as human as us. 

Even after knowing that they didn’t have much time left due to the illness, they still never let their work suffer. We offer our deepest sympathies to Kayaharuka’s family and friends, as well as those who have supported their work. 

About The Misfit of Demon King Academy

The Misfit of Demon King Academy, also known as Maō Gakuin no Futekigōsha, is a Japanese light novel series written by Shu and illustrated by Yoshinori Shizuma.

The series initially began as an amateur web novel in April 2017 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. It was later acquired by ASCII Media Works, which officially began to publish it in March 2018.

A manga adaptation by Kayaharuka launched online in July 2018, and an anime television series adaptation by Silver Link premiered on July 4, 2020.

It tells the story of History’s Strongest Demon King, who reincarnates after 2000 years and goes to Delsgade School (which trains young demons) with his descendants.

However, after his reincarnation, he finds out that the world is too used to peace that his descendants became too weak due to a colossal weakening in magical powers. He now seeks to gain his former glory back as the Demon King.

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