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Moonlight Mile creator Yasuo Ohtagaki and Eyeshield 21 artist Yuusuke Murata have collaborated to launch a new manga called Donten Prism Solar Car in the October issue of Jump Square magazine on Saturday. The story centers around a young man who works at an ironworks factory to save money for college. One day, a group of engineering students visit the ironworks storehouse where he lives and ask for his technical expertise in building a solar car.
Viz Media will publish the 33rd Eyeshield 21 manga volume (out of 37) in North America next month. Sentai Filmworks released the first DVD collection this past May after Crunchyroll streamed it in several countries outside Japan. ADV Films released the anime version of Moonlight Mile on DVD.
In the same October issue of Jump Square, Honemaru Mikami has ended his Tsumikabatsu manga, and Risō Maeda has ended Dr. Rurru. Kentaro Yabuki will launch his To Love-Ru -Trouble- manga spinoff, To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness, with writing by collaborator Saki Hasemi in the November issue of Jump Square magazine on October 4.
The publicity team of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer confirmed on Twitter last month that the manga creator duo Kaishaku will be adapting the film in Kadokawa Shoten's Gundam 00 Ace on September 18. Gundam 00 character designer Yun Kouga will also participate in this special spinoff publication. Kaishaku's Hitoshi Ota and Terumasa Shichinohe are best known for the Steel Angel Kurumi, Kannazuki no Miko: Destiny of Shrine Maiden, UFO Princess Valkyrie, and Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora manga. ADV Manga published Steel Angel Kurumi in North America, while Tokyopop published Kannazuki no Miko.