The first 2023 issue of Shogakukan’s Big Comic Superior magazine has announced that Yasuo Ohtagaki’s Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga is going on a two month hiatus, and that it will return in the magazine’s sixth issue on February 24, 2023.
Ohtagaki had put the manga on hiatus in September 2018 due to tenosynovitis (inflammation surrounding the tendons), and resumed the manga in December 2018. 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 added he would change his drawing style so as not to worsen the condition of his left hand.
Ohtagaki launched Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt in Big Comic Superior in March 2012, and VIZ Media is publishing the manga in English.