Manga creator Yuu Watase reported on her Twitter account on Monday that she has only two chapters left to draft layouts for her Arata: The Legend (Arata Kangatari) manga.
Watase’s post does not necessarily mean that the manga has two chapters remaining to publish, as Watase may be starting the draft layouts for the last chapters well in advance. For example, Hajime Isayama was already drafting the layouts for the final chapter of Attack on Titan in 2018, but the manga did end until 2021.
Arata: The Legend entered its final arc in March earlier this year.
The manga returned from a six-year hiatus in Weekly Shonen Sunday in May 2021. The manga went on hiatus in 2015. The manga transfered to Shogakukan‘s Sunday Webry (Sunday Web Every) website in May 2022.
Watase had said on Twitter in December 2020 that she was able to solidify the rest of the plot for the manga.
The manga debuted in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 2008. Viz Media publishes the manga English, and it describes the manga’s story:
In a mythical world where humans and gods co-exist, Arata has the unfortunate honor of being the successor to the matriarchal Hime Clan. This means he has to pretend to be a girl or face death if his true gender is discovered! On the day of his inauguration, an assassination plot forces him to flee – and he somehow winds up in modern-day Japan! Meanwhile, a boy named Arata Hinohara gets sucked into the first Arata’s world and finds himself dealing with people after his life!
The manga received a 12-episode anime adaptation in 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.