The November 2018 issue of Tokuma Shoten’s Comic Zenon magazine has announced that Tetsuo Hara and Nobuhiko Horie’s Gifū Dōdō!! manga will end in the next issue on October 25, 2018.
Hara first created the 1990-1993 manga Hana no Keiji -Kumo no Kanata ni- to adapt Keiichiro Ryu’s novel about the samurai, Maeda Keiji. Hara and magazine editor Horie then brought in manga artist Yūji Takemura to launch the spin-off Gifū Dōdō!! Naoe Kanetsugu -Maeda Keiji Tsuki-gatari- manga in Shinchosha’s Weekly Comic Bunch magazine in 2008.
Weekly Comic Bunch folded in 2010 after Shinchosha had published nine compiled volumes. As a result, Horie launched Comic Zenon in 2010, and the three creators launched the Gifū Dōdō!! Naoe Kanetsugu -Maeda Keiji Sake-gatari- manga in Comic Zenon‘s inaugural issue. The series ended after 10 compiled volumes.
Finally, Hara and Horie launched the final series, Gifū Dōdō!! Naoe Kanetsugu -Maeda Keiji Hana-gatari, with artist Masato Deguchi in March 2014. Tokuma Shoten published the 13th volume on July 20, 2018.