Former editor-in-chief of Shogakukan‘s Weekly Shonen Sunday journal Takenori Ichihara launched on Twitter on Friday that he has resigned from Shogakukan. Ichihara mentioned he’ll as a substitute write manga (as an genuine creator, as a substitute of as an illustrator).

Ichihara stepped down as a result of the editor-in-chief of Weekly Shonen Sunday in October, after being inside the place for six years and three months. He turned editor-in-chief in 2015. Kazunori Ohshima is the current editor-in-chief.

Ichihara had the second longest tenure out of all the journal’s editors-in-chief. Kazuki Tanaka holds the journal’s file for longest tenure as editor-in-chief. Tanaka served inside the perform from 1976-1984.

As editor-in-chief, Ichihara personally made decisions on manga content material materials, from debut one-shots from new expertise to new assortment from veteran writers, based on his preferences and aesthetic. As such, he talked about he would take full obligation for the future of the journal. Ichihara considered fostering the experience of latest manga artists the journal’s largest priority. His imaginative and prescient for the journal included expert writers for a combination of recent and former.

Ichihara mentioned he was primarily a Shonen Sunday fan as a toddler.

Weekly Shonen Sunday first launched in March 1959. Like Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump and Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine, the journal’s circulation had dropped in latest occasions, falling below 600,000 in July-September 2011 and below 400,000 inside the first quarter of 2015.

The journal has serialized such manga as Detective Conan, Inuyasha, Major, and Komi Can’t Communicate.

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Sources: Takenori Ichihara‘s Twitter account, Oricon