Monday, May 28, 2012

K-On! Manga ends

So, recently news have come with the publication of the latest issue of Manga Time Kirara Carat that the High School portion of the K-On! manga will come to an end next month, just as with the College chapters. In other words, Kakifly’s K-On! manga is ending altogether. This, of course, means previous information suggesting the High School chapters would continue was incorrect. On one hand this comes as a relief to me, personally, as that means my fears for the future of the series were unfounded. But on the other hand – it’s the end of K-On!. And I for one have a hard time seeing how it can be wrapped up in a satisfactory manner at this point in the story. Which begs the question; why now? Why restart the series in a big way only to pull the plug a year later, while it still feels like it’s taking off rather than winding down? None of this makes any sense. Could we be looking at a temporary “ending” like when it ended in the fall of 2010? Or is there something going on behind the scenes that is forcing the manga to conclude prematurely? Is this really the end point Kakifly had in mind?


  1. I'm really saddened by this. K-On! was one of the first anime I watched and no more manga means the anime's future is unlikely. When I fist saw it I visualised it ending at the Budokan.

    Oh well... on the plus side the Season 2 collections have been announced for Australia to be released from September and Madman kept the second exclamation mark in the title!!

    1. That's interesting. Odd choice, though, using that cover art for volume 1.

    2. Just an update on this. They changed the cover art.

    3. A change for the better, IMO. The original artwork would be better for the final volume.