News Air Master Creator Shibata's Yōkai Banchō Manga Listed as Ending on April 25
posted on 2017-04-20 19:15 EDT
Amazon Japan's listing for this year's 10th issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine reveals that the issue will contain the 30-page final chapter of Yokusaru Shibata's Yōkai Banchō manga. The description also repeats the previous issue's statement that there will be an "important announcement" regarding the series. The issue will ship in Japan on Tuesday.
Shibata launched the ongoing series in January 2015. Kodansha shipped the sixth compiled volume on February 23. The story follows three elementary school girls: Sako, Koko, and Miko. They live an ordinary life until their new teacher starts a bizarre lesson on awakening their special powers.
Shibata's earlier series include Air Master and 81Diver. Shibata ended 81diver in July 2014. The manga was adapted into a live-action television series in 2008. Shibata's Air Master manga inspired a television anime in 2003 and Geneon Entertainment and Toei Animation released some of the series on DVD in North America before Funimation picked up the license. Crunchyroll streams the series on its website.