This year’s 16th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine has published the final chapter of Makoto Raiku’s Vector Ball manga.
Raiku explained on his blog that it has ended due to his own “weakness.” The manga was not polling well, and his editor proposed a new story development, but Raiku found it too unpleasant to write. In the month between the story meeting and his deadline, Raiku began to feel it was hopeless, so he sent an e-mail asking to end the series. He stressed that the problem was with him and not the editor, who he said contributed many good ideas in the past.
The magazine stated on one page that “part one” of Vector Ball was ending, but Raiku clarified that that was probably in the magazine before he sent an e-mail saying he could no longer write the series.
Raiku expressed worry about what he will do next, though for now he will work on the color illustrations for the final volume, which will ship on May 17, 2017.