According to this year’s 22nd and 23rd combined issue of Shogakukan’s weekly Shounen Sunday magazine, Sorayomi Daichi will publish the final chapter of Keijo Manga on Wednesday and will thus conclude the story of Manga. Along with that it also revealed that the Manga’s 16th volume will ship in the month of May, 17th volume will ship in the month of June and 18th volume will ship in the month of July.
Daichi Sorayami first launched the manga in Weekly Shounen Sunday magazine in the year of 2013. And the 15th compiled volume of Manga was shipped on March 31st.
Synopsis of Keijo Manga
Seventeen-year-old Kaminashi Nozomi is an exceptional gymnast. So much so that colleges with some of the best gymnastic programs are trying to recruit her. Unfortunately for them, she has other plans. Due to her family being extremely poor, money is everything to her. That’s why she wants to step into the world of “Keijo,” a type of gambling sport where girls stand on a small floating platform and compete against one another. The aim is to push the other contestant off of the platform into the water, but they are only allowed to use their butt or breasts to push the others off. Will Nozomi be able to compete in the intense world of Keijo and bring wealth and fortune for her family?
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The Keijo manga inspired 12 episodes TV Anime series last year that premiered in the month of October, despite its ridiculous plot-line, the anime received an overwhelming positive and negative response from the international anime community, and the same thing can be said about the Keijo Manga. If you’re interested, and want to read review before watching the anime, you can read the review of complete anime here on this website : Keijo Anime Complete Review!.
However, as i said earlier, the anime got overwhelming response by international anime community. The Keijo Manga & Anime is not popular in Japan, because of which the author was forced to end the manga. The author personally revealed the news on Social media.
The translations were done by a user on Facebook!. (Identity not revealed due to privacy concerns)
Here is the complete transcript :-
I’m very sorry to write this but the timeline was not on my side.
The editor came to me last week and informed myself to increase the popularity of Keijo!!! This is not something you can do overnight. I was lost for words, as I believed we were doing fine in rankings.
Today, I was informed by my editor that my manga is being removed due to the poor reception of the anime. The anime failed to make an impact, for advertising purposes, and the studio is carrying that loss because of it. It is my fault, and I am sorry.
The source material should have been better and I’ve done a great burden. I was actually very surprised by the reception overseas. In various conversations, I was told it was greatly talked about in America. I’m glad some of you enjoyed it, but I’m sorry once again for failing. My sincerely apologies to Takahashi-san and XEBEC.
– Sorayomi 空詠大智
[Source – Yaraon]
Update : The above translations are fake author has denied the claims
Recently he admitted that, the manga was cancelled due to lack of his own skills and not because of poor reception of anime series. Also there were some issues between him and his editor which resulted in cancellation of Manga. He admitted that the editor failed to provide him the necessary support, he asked for more assistants for a period of year and half but he didn’t get any new assistants and he was forced to work with one assistants only. As a result, at one point he ended up doing too much work that he passed out for an hour.