In this year’s sixth edition of the magazine Monthly Gangan Joker it was reported that the manga written and illustrated by Jun Mochizuki, Vanitas no Carte (The Case Study of Vanitas), will enter an indefinite pause as of the next edition, which will be published on June 22. The official Twitter account of the work will announce the date of resumption later, so it is an indefinite suspension.
Mochizuki began manga publication through the magazine Monthly Gangan Joker from the publisher Square Enix in December 2015. The work inspired a twenty-four-episode anime adaptation that aired in two separate arcs, with the first in the Summer-2021 season (July-September) and the second in the Winter-2022 season (Jan. -March). The production was carried out by the studios BONES.
Synopsis for Vanitas no Carte
Once upon a time there lived a vampire known as Vanitas, hated by his own kind for being born under a full blue moon, as most rise on the night of a crimson one. Fearful and alone, he created the “Book of Vanitas”, a cursed grimoire that would one day take revenge on all vampires; at least that’s the story.
Vanitas no Carte follows Noé, a young man who travels aboard a blimp in 19th century Paris with one goal in mind: to find the Book of Vanitas. A sudden vampire attack leads him to meet the enigmatic Vanitas, a doctor who specializes in vampires and, to Noah’s surprise, a completely ordinary human. The mysterious doctor has inherited both the name and the infamous text from the Vanitas of legend, using the grimoire to heal his patients. But behind his kind demeanor lurks something a little more sinister…