Ayakashi Triangle by Kentaro Yabuki (Black Cat, To Love Ru) has got to be one of the most controversial Shonen Jump manga in history. So controversial that Viz Media not only refused to release 2 entire chapters of it without explanation but also eventually kicked the entire manga out of their normal lineup. You can now only read it online on Shueisha’s own Manga Plus. Physical-wise, Seven Seas Entertainment took up the slack where Viz Media balked, so it’s all good there too. Now all we have to do is wait for them to eventually release the final volume, with that just as the final chapter and its yuri kiss in it.

Ayakashi Triangle Ch. 144: Details

Ayakashi Triangle Ch. 144 final chapter art.
Alas, the ecchi supernatural romcom has come to an end.

Ayakashi Triangle released its 144th and final chapter on September 24, 2023 on Manga Plus. Thus, this manga ended a 3-year run that began on June 14, 2020. With a grand total of 15 tankobon volumes to boot. Nowhere near one of the longest-running manga series like Detective Conan, Naruto, or Bleach; but still a pretty decent run overall.

Curiously, Ayakashi Triangle Ch. 144 has some very notable things to it. The most obvious part of it is that it’s the first Shonen Jump manga to feature a kiss between two girls: the male-to-female genderbent Matsuri Kazamaki and her girlfriend Suzu Kanade. Yes, that’s right. This is the first Shonen Jump manga to feature yuri between the female main characters, with the kiss being part of a love confession between them and a way to make the entire thing impossible to dispute. Kentaro Yabuki, you the man.

That yuri kiss wasn’t the only thing though. Longtime fans of Ayakashi Triangle will notice that Ch. 144 is curiously devoid of the thing the manga is most infamous for. I’m talking about the usual ecchi content. There is a single very brief panties shot for Matsuri, but otherwise, this final chapter is surprisingly pure and wholesome. Despite the lewd content, it seems that Kentaro Yabuki wanted to end his manga on a more innocent note. Honestly, there’s something about it that’s poignant as a result. It truly makes me wonder what Yabuki-sensei will work on next. Tune back into THS to find that out when we do.

In the meantime, you can watch the ongoing anime adaptation of Ayakashi Triangle on Crunchyroll.

Source: Manga Plus