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Ichigo Mashimaro was first published in 2002. There is no information about the author except on Wikipedia. His last published tankobon was on March 2013, 2013, stuck at volume 7 (according to Wikipedia).

Does anyone know what happened to him and his works?

  • from wiki "seven volumes have been released as of March 27, 2013" not sure what happen after that – Darjeeling Oct 20 '17 at 6:52
  • There are some claims online saying barasui is suffering from 'physicall weakness'. All though I can't find any concrete sources. – Dimitri mx Oct 20 '17 at 6:56
  • i can confirm a source of what @Dimitrimx said and that's on manga updates. it cites it's source as the Japanese Wikipedia however has i don't read Japanese well i can't confirm that so someone who can read japanese might want to see if they can find it on Wikipedia – Memor-X Oct 20 '17 at 7:04
  • @Memor-X I checked the wikipedia, but saw no such mention. Hence my "can't find sources" ;) – Dimitri mx Oct 20 '17 at 7:05
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Ichigo Mashimaro is still being published, albeit slowly and irregularly. The author, Barasui, was on hiatus due to a sudden illness on 2015-08-29, but the rest of hiatuses were due to "the author's circumstance" until recently.


Regarding the serialization on Monthly Dengeki Daioh, according to the English Wikipedia, the title is still on-going. It's hinted clearer on the Japanese counterpart since it's included in the 現在連載中の作品 (currently serialized title) category instead of 休載中 (on hiatus).

Regarding the author, Barasui, according to Japanese Wikipedia, there's a remark about his irregular publishing time (or, hiatus) because of his unusually slow writing pace:

  • He was on hiatus from edition 2009-5 to 2010-2 (10 months)
  • Even if he did publish it, it was only an average of 5-6 pages including the cover page. However, the illustration was so detailed and each chapter could stand alone, making it a short-story manga
  • In edition 2015-12, he only published 8 pages compared to his previous usual 18 pages (also, compared to Yotsuba to!'s 28 pages)

Regarding the title itself, according to Japanese Wikipeda about the published date of the tankobon:

  • Volume 5: 2007-04-27
  • Volume 6: 2009-02-27 (1 year and 10 months later)
  • Volume 7: 2013-03-27 (4 years and 1 month later)

(parentheses mine)

However, according to the specialized wiki on atwiki (Japanese),

  • 2017-05-27: Chapter 78 (4 pages) was published in edition 2017-07
  • 2017-06-27: Chapter 78 (12 pages) was published in edition 2017-08, no plan for next chapter's number and announcement
  • 2017-07-27: Barasui is on hiatus to work on the next tankobon
  • 2017-08-10: The 8th volume appeared on Amazon Japan, to be released on 2017-11-27
  • 2017-10-18: The author mentioned the release for the next tankobon on 2017-11-27 (on Barasui's image storehouse (Japanese))
  • so he is more "bad" than Togashi .... – Gagantous Oct 20 '17 at 9:51
  • is there any information about he suffering from 'physicall weakness' ? lol i just realized that you are from indonesia ... @AkiTanaka – Gagantous Oct 20 '17 at 10:05
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    @Gagantous updated the answer regarding the author's condition – Aki Tanaka Oct 20 '17 at 10:18
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    @Gagantous It means "Ichigo Mashimaro is on-hiatus, as announced (before)". 休載 can mean either "nonappearance in print" or "stopping publication". It means the former in this case. – Aki Tanaka Oct 20 '17 at 13:34
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    When you see stuff like this, all the "mysterious illnesses" that mangaka suffer from suddenly become a lot less mysterious. – Torisuda Oct 21 '17 at 4:42

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