Will Misfit of Demon King Academy Continue After Manga Creator Kayaharuka Passes Away?

An upsetting news for the entire community.

By Shivam Gulati

July 13, 2021

Recently, Square Enix confirmed that Kayaharuka, creator of The Misfit of Demon King Academy manga, has passed away on July 6th, 2021. Sadly, the author was battling pancreatic cancer since 2019.

Last week, Square Enix announced that Kayaharuka is going under treatment for the illness. However, the author had already passed away, and his family held a funeral this week on Tuesday.

The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants launched in July 2018. Published by Square Enix, it is an incredible manga series with millions of readers around the world. The popularity of the manga blew up even more after the first season of the anime adaptation came out last summer.

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What Will Happen to The Misfit of Demon King Academy?

When writing this article, it’s confirmed that ‘The Misfit of Demon King Academy’ manga won’t continue any further.

Apparently, the manga series was canceled last week when Square Enix announced that Kayaharuka is undergoing treatment for cancer. According to the author’s official statement, everyone regrets ending the manga like this, but they will surely “treasure their time” working on this masterpiece.

More about The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Written by Shu and illustrated by Yoshinori Shizuma, The Misfit of Demon King Academy is a popular Japanese light novel series. The series follows Demon King Anos Voldigoad’s journey, who struck a deal with human warrior Kanon. He sacrifices his own life to ensure peace, but after getting reincarnated almost 2000 years later, Anos Voldigoad decides to resume his former life. However, first, Anos must graduate from the Demon King Academy, where no one is aware of Demon King’s magical power.

Kayaharuka was working on the manga adaptation of the light novel. An anime adaptation also premiered in July 2020, and the second season of the anime is already confirmed.

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Shivam Gulati

Shiv is a video game enthusiast who loves exploring everything happening in the gaming community. He enjoys competitive games in particular, even though he loses most of the time. He is an entertainment and gaming reporter at DualShockers.

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