“Act-Age” Manga Comes To An Abrupt End After The Arrest Of The Writer.

After the arrest of Tatsuya Matsuki, the writer of the mange Act-Age, the Weekly Shonen JUMP has decided to end the Manga series.

Tatsuya Matsuki, Author Of Act-Age Arrested
Tatsuya Matsuki, Author Of Act-Age Arrested.

Tatsuya Matsuki, a 29-year-old man, the writer of the popular Manga “Act-Age,” has been arrested on the charges of touching underaged teens in an inappropriate manner. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the suspect was seen approaching the victims from behind on his bike and filed immediately after completing the deed. This was all confirmed through the video recordings from a nearby CCTV camera. Tatsuya Matsuki, in his own words, said, “there’s generally nothing incorrect” when interrogated regarding these accusations.

Act-Age is coming of age Drama Manga, which has seen a rise in popularity recently and has been announced to get an anime soon too. This was an especially hard hit for the fans who had diligently followed the manga and were looking forward to the anime. Tatsuya Matsuki was arrested on the 8th of August, upon hearing about this incident and confirming the facts the Editorial Department of the Weekly Shonen JUMP discussed with the Artist regarding what to be done with the manga. After discussing with Shiro Usazaki, the Artist of the manga Act-Age, the Weekly Shonen JUMP’s Editorial Department concluded to end the manga in the 36/37 combined issue of the Weekly Shonen Jump.

29 Year Old Tatsuya Matsuki Arrested On The Charges Of Touching Minors Inappropriately.
29 Year Old Tatsuya Matsuki Arrested On The Charges Of Touching Minors Inappropriately.

According to NHK, a Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, on 18th June a Junior High Schooler, while walking on the street in Nakano Ward, Tokyo, was approached by the suspect on a bike and was touched inappropriately. Another similar incident has occurred an hour later in a nearby street, and the suspect seems very similar to Tatsuya Matsuki.

Act-Age is a Japanese manga series that was serialized in the Weekly Shonen JUMP from January 22nd, 2018 to August 11th, 2020. Act-Age has 12 volumes released, and the individual chapters of the Mange are collected by Shueisha and are distributed. Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service has announced that it will not publish the final chapter of Act-Age on the website and Weekly Shonen JUMP Editorial Department has issued a public apology, stating that they are very disappointed about letting the fans down.

Act-Age will be receiving an anime adaptation as well as a stage play, both of which will not be happening anytime soon. The anime hasn’t been given a concrete release date or any other kind of specifications and the Stage play is set to come out in 2022.