The official Twitter account of writer and illustrator Takashi Shiina reported on Wednesday that long-running Zettai Karen Children manga will end on July 14 in the 33rd issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine. The author posted this image along with the announcement.
Shiina indicated in January that he wanted to finish the manga this year, as well as work on his next project this year. Shiina released the manga’s last arc, the high school arc, in August 2014. The manga finished the first half of the final arc in April 2017. The manga went on hiatus until August 2017. The second part of the last arc began when the manga resumed.
As the number of people with ESP grows in the future, so will the potential good and evil they may bring to society. The Japanese government creates the Base of Backing ESP Laboratory (B.A.B.E.L. ), a special esper organisation entrusted with dealing with problems that cannot be addressed via conventional methods, such as dealing with espers involved in criminal activities.
B.A.B.E.L. assigns Kichi Minamoto, a 20-year-old prodigy, to supervise the most powerful espers in the country, a trio of talented but mischievous 10-year-old girls known as “The Children”: Kaoru Akashi, Shiho Sannomiya, and Aoi Nogami.
A 51-episdoe anime adaptation began airing in Japan on TV Tokyo on April 6, 2008. Keiichiro Kawaguchi directed the anime at SynergySP. Satoru Nishizono wrote the scripts and Kōtarō Nakagawa was responsible for the music.
Shiina based the series on a short story he published in Shogakukan’s Shōnen Sunday Super in 2003. In 2004, between the 39th and 42nd editions of Weekly Shōnen Sunday, a four-chapter story was released. On July 27, 2005, Zettai Karen Children began publication in Weekly Shōnen Sunday.
As of April 16, 2021, 61 volumes have been published. Shogakukan will publish the 62nd volume on July 18 and 63rd (last volume) is slated from September 17, 2021, release.