Sousou no Frieren Manga Goes On An Indefinite Hiatus

Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine’s issue #8, which was released on Jan 18, 2023, announced that Sousou no Frieren manga will be going on an indefinite hiatus. Chapter 107 of the manga was released in the 8th issue.

The release date of chapter 108 has not been revealed yet.

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This is not the first time the manga is going on a break, it had previously gone on a 3-week hiatus on Aug 3, 2022, and resumed serialization on Aug 31, 2022, on the magazine’s issue #40.

An anime adaptation for Sousou no Frieren is set to release in 2023.

Sousou no Frieren aka Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End is a Japanese manga series written by Kanehito Yamada and illustrated by Tsukasa Abe. It has been serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shōnen Sunday since April 2020, with its chapters collected in eight tankōbon volumes as of June 2022.

The series is licensed for English release in North America by Viz Media.

As of June 2022, the manga had over 6 million copies in circulation. In 2021, Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End won the 14th Manga Taishō and the New Creator Prize of the 25th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.

MyAnimeList describes the plot of Sousou no Frieren as:

The demon king has been defeated, and the victorious hero party returns home before disbanding. The four—mage Frieren, hero Himmel, priest Heiter, and warrior Eisen—reminisce about their decade-long journey as the moment to bid each other farewell arrives. But the passing of time is different for elves, thus Frieren witnesses her companions slowly pass away one by one.

Before his death, Heiter manages to foist a young human apprentice called Fern onto Frieren. Driven by the elf’s passion for collecting a myriad of magic spells, the pair embarks on a seemingly aimless journey, revisiting the places that the heroes of yore had visited. Along their travels, Frieren slowly confronts her regrets of missed opportunities to form deeper bonds with her now-deceased comrades.

Source: ANN