It was announced that the manga artist for The Misfit of Demon King Academy passed away on July 6. The announcement came from Square Enix. Kayaharuka had been suffering from pancreatic cancer since 2019. The manga artist’s family held a funeral.
The manga adaptation of the light novel series of Shu’s The Misfit of Demon King Academy: History’s Strongest Demon King Reincarnates and Goes to School with His Descendants was canceled last week so that Kayaharuka could undergo treatment. Unfortunately, Kayaharuka had already passed away at the time of the announcement.
The plot of the series is as follows-
After 2,000 years of countless wars and strife, the demon king Anos Voldigoad made a deal with the human hero, Kanon, to sacrifice his own life to ensure peace could flourish. Reincarnating 2,000 years later, Anos finds that royal demons now harshly rule over lower class hybrid demons in a society that values Anos’s pureblood descendants over the demons who interbred with other species, such as humans and spirits. Finding that magic as a whole has begun to decline and his descendants weaker as a result of the peace he created, Anos, now technically a hybrid himself, decides to reclaim his former title of Demon King, but first, he must graduate from the Demon King Academy where he is labeled a total misfit.