Top 20 Mangaka Who Slack Off Too Much!


Avid manga readers tired of the hiatuses that frequently afflict their favorite franchises have delivered this new ranking, which has listed the mangaka that go on break far too often – with first place somehow not being awarded to the man who was once too busy playing IdolMaster

The ranking:

1. Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter X Hunter)


2. Suzue Miuchi (Glass Mask)


3. Katsura Hoshino (D.Gray-man)


4. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion)


5. Hisashi Eguchi (Stop! Hibari-kun)


6. Kazushi Hagiwara (Bastard!!)


7. Daisuke Ashihara (World Trigger)


8. Mamoru Nagano (The Five Star Stories)


9. Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond)


10. Kentarou Miura (Berserk)


11. Kiyohiko Azuma (Yotsuba&!)

12. Masami Kurumada (Saint Seiya: Next Dimension – The Myth of Hades)

13. Zekkyou (Toradora!)

14. Ume Aoki (Hidamari Sketch)

15. Rei Hiroe (Black Lagoon)

16. Yoshiki Takaya (Bio-Booster Armor Guyver)

18/17 (tie). – Barasui (Ichigo Marshmallow) and Norio Sakurai (Mitsudomoe)

20/19 (tie). – Kouta Hirano (Drifters) and Minene Sakurano (Mamotte Shugogetten!)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:57 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Admiral Akbar says No 8 (World Trigger) is a trap or something worse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:09 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Barasui. T... Oh wait, he's there alright.

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    Comment by Sasazuka
    08:46 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    My hunch is that ICHIGO MASHIMARO was always a side project for Barasui and he's either a more famous mangaka using a different pseudonym or he has some other non-manga-related day job that got busier since November 2012, the last time a new chapter of ICHIGO MASHIMARO was published at least according to the scans (but I have volume 7 in French and it ends at the same point as the scans ended).

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:08 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I thought most of these ended decades ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:03 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Many of these are on semi-permanent hiatus. Which really is the same as "cancelled". Kind of like how there hasn't been any new book in the Suzumiya Haruhi series in years, even though it's clearly not "over". With the author saying that it will come soon... years ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:56 03/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope. Haruhi's author came with some bullshit excuse like,"not wanting to run out of words" or some shit. He abandoned Haruhi ages ago. We're never seeing that ending.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:05 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm kind of surprised Miura didn't rate highter

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:44 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just want to point out that Daisuke Ashihara is currently in poor health. Additionally there was a time where almost every week, he would show 1-2 of his manga work.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:36 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wasn't Togashi's Hiatus because of his health problem? Last time he's drawing HunterxHunter, I heard her wife helped drawing some character thus changing the artstyle so much.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:23 03/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    He broke his hand, he shouldn't be on this list at all. He tried to draw the manga and ended up damaging it more so he HAD to stop so it could legitimately repair or he could never draw again. At one point chapter releases were squiggles from what I remember because people still wanted the plot to continue, then he returned and repaired the chapters.

    Not sure about anything recent honestly, that was a while ago, but your hand healing does take a LONG time, especiall using it to draw. Drawing is very intense on a hand, more than most really think.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:34 03/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    But it was never known for it's art to begin with. It's always been kind of crappy..

    Look at Miura's amazing artwork. A lot of artists just can't compare whatsoever. But because of the slow release schedule over the years people would rather it be chicken scratch just to see an end to the series before Miura or ourselves die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:27 03/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    He also has some major back problems which is why he is currently on a break at the moment. Also Katsura Hoshino had cancer and only recently got the all clear from her doctors so I think thats a fine bloody good reason for taking a ton of time off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:36 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Masami Kurumada - Saint Seiya ND


    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    katsura hoshino had a legit health problem. sure, she took a long break, but it doesnt fall into the category of 'slacking off'.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:53 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    What about dnangel. Dang thing stopped for ages with no signs of continuing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yoshihiro Togashi is living legendary slacker.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:44 05/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Slacking off? Talking about entitled.

    Try living the lives of a successful mangaka who made it, it is a much harsher life than most 9~5 desk jobs, or simply most desk jobs, and this is from those who made it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:53 05/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Desert punk candy candy

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:45 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hiatus x Hiatus, most deserving.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:05 03/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can see another remake of Drifters years down the line just like Hellsing...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:34 03/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The popup crapware has made the Channel virtually unusable.

    Too bad, this used to be a fun site.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:45 03/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    and then i laughed about china explosions...

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    Comment by Crowbar
    03:11 03/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kosuke Fujishima. Period. The time AMG got to finish was mindboggling.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tho some of them are probably because the authors cannot find a way to continue/wrap up the story. See black Lagoon (vol 9 debacle) and Glass no Kamen (Vol 41-42 completely rewriting the magazine version)

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:46 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hiroe sensei actually is bitching because of piracy...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 03/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rightfully one might add. But with the inception of monthly pay manga sites, that may get something back in the mangaka's pockets like simulcasting has put a nice dent in the need for piracy of anime.

    That's all they need to do is fill the need, and the piracy will disappear for the most part.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:50 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only people could stop critisizing Miura, he works without an assistant and he's one of the best mangakas I've ever seen when it comes to drawing. One of his last hiatuses on Berserk was because he was working on another manga too so yeah he certainly works a lot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:28 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you know how long berserk has been around? How long fans have been waiting for actual development!? If he wanted to create another manga (one that was stupid) he shouldve ended Berserk first. He should just write the conclusion because he does nothing but avoid it. Avoid it to write another manga, avoid it to write a pointless side story, avoid it to play video games etc. I stopped considering myself a fan because I cant deal with one chapter every 8-10 months then another 2 year hiatus.

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    Comment by cats2
    16:48 03/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Never ending boat ride and all that, but Griff's "happy magical unicorn island" would probably be considered development..

    Either way, Miura's artwork is so downright amazing it makes you wonder how some of the people can "get away with" such chicken scratch..

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:33 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey man everyone needs a break once in a while. Have you ever worked on something continuously for a long time? People can totally burn out on something from doing it too much, even things you enjoy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Here's a conclusion, a meteor hits the earth and everyone dies. The End.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You can also get tired of your long ass series but it's too far from finishing, and you'd rather just draw cute lolis.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:28 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    That one hiatus might be justified. Hiatus because videogames are not. Hiatus because not getting ideas either. Just look at the situation right now, started hiatus in September, still no signs of new Berserk chapers after telling "coming back in early 2017" in the last chapter. And he's done the same over 10 times through ywars, sometimes actually taking years to continue. So yeah, he deserves plenty of critizism.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    How does Kazushi Hagiwara even make money? He has no other projects and takes over 5 years to do a single volume with a few chapters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:43 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    He just might be one of those mangaka who maintain a frugal lifestyle despite significant success.

    Any small yet consistent sales could keep his dicking around status alive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:37 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    also he draws doujins too. another way to survive is as advisor

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 03/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    the last doujin he did was in 2011

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:24 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    #7 World Trigger, who's that character?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:45 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where the hell is the guy who does Highschool of the Dead?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:32 03/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    He made Triage X instead (which was shit in comparison, if you ask me).

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:11 03/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because Shoji Sato didn't write HotD. Daisuke Sato did. Daisuke also happens to be responsible for why HotD has abruptly stopped.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:10 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    some of these have legit health issues and the idolmaster shit is just a meme that should die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:29 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No, Miura actually gave that as a reason not to work on his twitter, busy playing Im@s and Project diva.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:12 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    what twitter?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:08 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Your comment reminds me of that SJW who bitched about how "waifu" is racist or some shit.

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    Comment by Manuel
    09:18 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is this a new trend by these people where popular SAO gets replaced by popular Love Live?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:30 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, your virtual waifus are to blame

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yazawa Ai (Nana) where?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:07 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know my cousin has been dying for some kind of Nana conclusion since... The '90s?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    hers are health related

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:45 02/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    But I heard she's wring something else these days?

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