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Manga creator Hiroya Oku has returned from a three-month hiatus to launch the "Final Phase" of his Gantz psychological adventure manga. The final arc begins in this year's 44th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine on Thursday. Gantz had been on hold since the 31st issue on July 2 so that Oku could prepare for the final arc. The manga follows a young Tokyo man who is reanimated after a deadly subway accident. Kei goes on violent, seemingly endless missions at the behest of an unseen host.
Dark Horse Comics announced at Anime Expo 2007 that it licensed the manga for North America, and it will publish the eighth of the 26 current volumes next month. ADV Films released Gonzo's television anime adaptation of the manga.
Source: Comic Natalie
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