Ryo Hanada announced on Twitter on September 16 that his Blackguard manga will end in Kodansha with the November issue of Morning two, which will ship on October 21. He also said on Twitter that he is preparing a new series for serial publication.
Hanada revealed on Twitter in July that the manga will end with the fifth compiled book volume. The fifth volume will be published in Japan in December.
The manga launched in Kodansha in Morning two magazine in September 2019. The manga’s fourth compiled book volume was published in Japan on July 20.
Vertical Comics will publish the manga in English and will publish the first volume on February 8. The company describes the manga’s first volume:
The world is suddenly overrun by monsters known as “shojos”, and anyone who has ever bitten one is infected with a mysterious virus that turns them into the same creature. To defeat the shojo, humans lived in “air cities” and formed units known as “guards”.
Nanao Minami, also known as Blackguard, fights with no regard for her own life.
What is his motivation and why does he want to die so easily?
Hanada launched the dark fantasy manga Devil ‘Line in Kodansha’s Monthly Morning two magazine in 2013 and ended it in December 2019. Hanada drew a five-part spinoff manga compiled into the fifth volume. 14, published in June 2019. Vertical Comics published the manga in English, and Kodansha Advanced Media released the manga digitally in North America. Vertical Comics and Kodansha Advanced Media released the manga’s 14th volume both in print and digitally in March 2020.
An anime adaptation of the manga premiered in Japan in April 2018. HIDIVE streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired. The company also streamed the English dub as the first of its “dubbed” initiative to stream anime dubs as soon as they premiered in Japan. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for streaming and home video. Hulu is also streaming the anime with English subtitles and English dubbing.