News Gangan Joker to Replace Gangan Powered, Wing Mags
posted on 2009-03-01 01:47 EST
The Japanese publisher Square Enix is ending its Shonen Gangan Powered magazine in the April issue on February 21 and its Gangan Wing magazine in the May issue on March 21 — and replacing both magazines with a new one called Gangan Joker. From Gangan Powered, Ichtys' Superior manga series will migrate to the same publisher's Monthly G Fantasy magazine in the May issue on April 18, while Kīchi Hotta's Kimi to Boku will migrate in the same magazine in the June issue on May 18. Junichi Odaka's Isoshime! Nioka-sensei will move to Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine in its April issue on March 12, while En Hioka's Shitate-ya Kōbō Artelier Collection goes into the May issue on April 11. Hiromu Arakawa's Hero Tales will migrate in the June issue on May 12.
Gangan Joker will launch on April 22 with several former Gangan Powered titles, such as Kei Natsumi's manga adaptation of Ryukishi07's Umineko no Naku Koro ni software, Karin Suzuragi 's adaptation of Ryukishi07's Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Matsuri-Bayashi-hen, Rito Kōsaka's "Bungaku Shōjo" to Shinitagari no Pierrot adaptation of Mizuki Nomura's light novels, Toshimi Shinomiya's Corpse Party - Blood Covered adaptation of Team Guriguri's game, Tomoki Matsumoto's Prunus Girl, Meibī's Kōkon Otome x Amunejia, Yandere Kanojo, and Ryōta Yunoki's Dame-Imōto Kissa Dia.
Square Enix's Gangan Online service will continue Satsuki Yoshino's Seiken Densetsu Princess of Mana, Asu Tsubaki's Komatsu-kun Hiyori, and Gin Amō's Final Fantasy XII, as well as the last installment of Misaki Kogawa's Hidamari no Ponyu manga.
After Monthly Gangan Wing ends, Naru Narumi's Tokyo Innocent, Karuna Miyajō's Aphorism, and Ayami Kazama's Chokotto Hime will resume in Gangan Online at the end of April. The other titles will migrate to Gangan Joker or end.
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