Manga creator OKAYADO has announced on his Twitter account that his 12 Beast manga has been canceled.
OKAYADO explained that there were many reasons for the manga’s cancelation. He recounted the incident of his editor asking him “When’s the last chapter of Monster Musume?”, while he was taking time to recover his mental health. OKAYADO felt at the time that the editor had been asking him to quickly finish Monster Musume, even though the editor told him that they did not mean that. OKAYADO mentioned that he couldn’t really be sure, and it made him anxious and unable to draw.
OKAYADO acknowledged that it was not a good idea to leave a work half-finished, but he reached a mental state where he was unable to draw. He added that, when he floated the idea of canceling 12 Beast to his editor, the editor did not even suggest that the manga only go on hiatus. So OKAYADO felt that the manga was truly being treated as already canceled, and he lost motivation to continue.
Seven Seas Entertainment publishes the 12 Beast manga in English.