RuriDragon Manga to Return From Hiatus on March 4

The RuriDragon manga series is set to resume serialization in the Weekly Shonen Jump with five chapters that will be released from March 4 to April 1 this year. The manga will return to a biweekly schedule on April 22 in the magazine’s digital version and the Shonen Jump+ service. Author Shindo Masaoki announced the return on his Twitter/X profile.

The RuriDragon manga series, written by Masaoki Shindo, first started as a one-shot series published in Shueisha’s Jump Giga in December 2020. The original manga series started serialization in June 2022 before going on a hiatus in August 2022 due to Shindo’s health. VIZ Media licenses RuriDragon in North America and describes the plot of the manga as:
Ruri faces the usual issues: pushy classmates, annoying teachers and…waking up with dragon horns?!

RuriDragon manga – Volume 1 Cover

In December 2023, the author teased an eventual return after placing 9th in Kono Manga ga Sugoi! in the shonen category. Kono Manga ga Sugoi! is a ranking by the well-known Japanese publisher Takarajimasha, which releases their favorite manga of the year and is typically seen as a big honor. Shindo’s tweeted a statement regarding the ranking:
Thank you very much to everyone who voted. I’m sorry for being out of touch for a while. My health condition is good at the moment. I will do my best so that I can bring good news next year.

Aside from RuriDragon, some of Shindo’s works include the one-shot mangas Twin Peach (2016), Joreishi Rentaro no Yakusoku (2017), Sky Claw (2016), and Count Over (2018).

Source: Masaoki Shindo Official X (Twitter)
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