The Misfit of Demon King Academy Manga artist Kayaharuka has sadly passed away. Square Enix announced on Tuesday that the manga creator passed away on July 6. It was recently announced that the manga will be canceled due to the author suffering from Pancreatic Cancer. However, Square Enix did not reveal the cause of death.
Kayaharuka’s The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants manga is an adaptation of the light novel of the same name written by Shu and illustrated by Yoshinori Shizuma. The light novel began as an amateur web novel in April 2017 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. It was later acquired by ASCII Media Works which officially published the novel in March 2018. KayaHaruka has been serializing the manga adaptation online since July 2018.
The Misfit of Demon King Academy received an anime series adaptation produced by Silver Link. The series first season was broadcast from July to September 2020. A second season is officially in development.