Manga author Kia Asamiya announced on his Twitter account on Friday that he will undergo surgery after he was diagnosed with eye cataract. According to Asamiya, he has been seeing double images, which slightly affected his work speed. This week is his first appointment at the hospital where he will have his surgery. Asamiya apologized to his fans, and added that he will give updates after the surgery, and when his vision has recovered.
Asamiya was scheduled to launch a new manga titled Captain Symphonica (image right) on Takeshobo‘s website in January, but Asamiya stated that the manga “will probably start at the end of this month.” has not released any announcement regarding the manga’s launch date.
The “retro future sci-fi action” story revolves around silver-winged spaceship “Blitzen” that protects the peace of the solar system by making use of the sonic star weapon “Symphonica Waffe.”
Asamiya ended the (Space Opera!!) manga with the simultaneous release of the seventh and eighth compiled book volumes on December 26. The manga launched in Shonengahosha‘s magazine in March 2019.
Asamiya created the , , , and manga, among others. He provided character designs for the anime (which he later adapted into the manga), adapted the film into a manga, and wrote and drew the comic. Many of his manga have been adapted into anime.
Viz Media published his and manga in North America, while CPM Manga published , and DrMaster published . Manga Planet licensed in July 2020.
Thanks to DokoMadeMo for the news tip.
Source: Kia Asamiya‘s Twitter account