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After two years, Kadokawa Shoten will stop the publication of its Comic CHARGE manga magazine in its February 3 issue, which will ship on Tuesday. The publisher attributed its decision to the slump in the publishing world, which led to sluggish sales for its first biweekly manga magazine and the compiled volumes of its manga. The magazine, which was aimed at young businessmen, had only just begun in March of 2007. The publisher is exploring the possibility of launching a new magazine to replace Comic CHARGE.
The magazine published such works as the relaunch of Eiji Ohtsuka and Shou Tajima's MPD-Psycho, the Unhappy manga by Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) creator Tohru Fujisawa, and the Archaic Smile short story from the husband/wife team of Evangelion's Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and Mako Takaha. Other Comic CHARGE titles include the Hard Boiled: Mirage of the Griffon slot machine manga adaptation by Grenadier's Sousuke Kaise, the Complex manga by Dr. Koto's Clinic author Takatoshi Yamada, the Me o Mite Hanase manga one-shot by Parasyte's Hitoshi Iwaaki, and the Dageki Joi Saori manga by Those Who Hunt Elves' Yu Yagami. The magazine experimented with the manga format by having Hong-Kong-based artist artist Patric Yu collaborate on the Rondon action manga with writer Kengo Kaji, and printing a manga by Sho Kitagawa (19) about rock musician Eikichi Yazawa.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web
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