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Zetsubō, Katteni Kaizō Manga to Swap Magazines Briefly

posted on 2011-04-14 16:00 EDT
Kôji Kumeta's comedy manga titles run in rivals Shonen Magazine, Shonen Sunday

The editor of Kôji Kumeta's Joshiraku manga revealed on Thursday that Kumeta's Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei and Katteni Kaizō comedy manga will briefly switch magazines two weeks from now. The publisher Kodansha has been serializing Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei in Weekly Shōnen Magazine, and Kodansha's rival Shogakukan serialized Katteni Kaizō in Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from 1998 to 2004.

However, this year's combined 22nd/23rd issue of Weekly Shōnen Magazine will feature a special installment of Katteni Kaizō. Conversely, Weekly Shonen Sunday will run an installment of Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei.

Not coincidentally, the first anime adaptation of Katteni Kaizō will launch on May 25, about one month after the two magazines' collaborative project. Shogakukan has been reprinting the Katteni Kaizō manga in a new edition to mark Kumeta's 20th anniversary as a manga creator. The Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei anime franchise is getting three Blu-ray boxes between March and July.

Del Rey published the eighth volume of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei in North America last November, and Kodansha USA Publishing's Kodansha Comics imprint will take over the series as of the ninth volume in June.

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