The April 2018 issue of Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine Edge magazine has announced that Hiroyuki Takei will end his Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai (Nekogahara) manga in the magazine’s next issue on April 17, 2018.
The story of the manga is described as:
In medieval Japan, it’s a hard life for a stray cat. Every day is filled with struggles and prejudice, from oppression by fellow cats working for cruel masters to extortion by catnip druglords. But being a stray also means incredible pride and independence. The wandering samurai Norachiyo has no master, though he still wears the telltale bell of a cat who has a “person.” This rogue warrior travels across Japan, protecting the weak and cutting down those who have forgotten the virtues of being a stray—all with unrivaled swordsmanship. Although Norachiyo leaves little trace but his fearsome reputation, this enigmatic warrior has made plenty of enemies who are more than willing to get their claws on his head. Will Norachiyo’s past catch up with him, or can he spend his nine lives in freedom?
Takei launched Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai as his first manga with Kodansha in Shonen Magazine Edge‘s inaugural issue in September 2015. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English.