Yasuo Ohtagaki has resumed his Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga in the first 2019 issue of Shogakukan’s Big Comic Superior magazine. Ohtagaki put the manga on hiatus in September 2018 due to tenosynovitis (inflammation surrounding the tendons).
In a message accompanying the manga’s resumption, Ohtagaki noted due to the worsening symptoms, he has been unable to draw small details using his dominant left hand, and it may be difficult to maintain the quality level of the manga. He continued that he will change his drawing style so as not to worsen the condition of his left hand. While he acknowledged that fans of his style will likely have a mixed reception to his new style, he noted that it was the only way for him to keep drawing manga.