Kaguya-sama: Love is War author Aka Akasaka announced on Thursday that he intends to stop working as a manga author. This was later explained that he wants to focus solely on writing. He intends for Kaguya-sama: Love is War to be the last manga he was responsible for drawing. Lastly, Akasaka added that he still plans to draw as a relaxing hobby.
The author also noted that while the Kaguya-sama: Love is War manga recently ended, there is some foreshadowing for a future story. Akasaka confirmed that as an author, he is working to “make good” on that foreshadowing “in the best way possible.”
Akasaka is also known for writing for other manga such as Oshi no Ko. He also previously drew the Sayonara Piano Sonata manga. Earlier this year, Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine held auditions for a new manga artist, with the opportunity to work with Akasaka on a new manga.
Aka Akasaka’s ‘Kaguya-sama: Love is War ‘ Story: Cunning Warfare for Love
The Kaguya-sama: Love is War manga started in Shueisha’s Miracle Jump magazine in May 2015. However, it then moved to Young Jump in March 2016. The manga ended on October 26th, along with a 12-page booklet commemorating the series’ completion. Shueisha published the manga’s 27th compiled book volume on October 19th and will publish the 28th volume on December 19th. Currently, the anime is on its upcoming 4th season.
Currently, the manga and anime story for Kaguya-sama: Love is War is described as follows;
From a good family? Check! A good personality? Check! Shuchiin Academy is where all these elite students with bright futures flock to. As the two leaders of the student council, Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane have supposedly fallen in love… but after almost half a year nothing has happened? They both have too much pride and can’t be honest. Things have gotten troublesome, and they are now caught in a war of “How to get the other to confess their love first.” This is a whole new romantic comedy, following an outbreak of cunning warfare between two elite students in love.
Akasaka and Yokoyaru (Scum’s Wish) launched the Oshi no Ko manga in Young Jump in April 2020. Shueisha’s Manga Plus service began releasing the manga title in English. Currently, Yen Press licensed Kaguya-sama and Oshi no Ko. The manga is also inspiring an upcoming Oshi no Ko anime series.