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Black Rock Shooter Gets Manga in Young Ace This June

posted on 2011-05-04 09:00 EDT
Sanami Suzuki draws Black Rock Shooter ~Innocent Soul~

The June issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace magazine announced on Monday that Sanami Suzuki (Net Ghost PiPoPa) is launching a manga adaptation of huke's Black Rock Shooter franchise in the next issue on June 4. Young Ace promises that Black Rock Shooter ~Innocent Soul~ will be "a Black Rock Shooter that no one has seen before."

The story follows a girl in Hazama (Threshold), a world beween Heaven and Earth. "Impure souls" — those that could not ascend to Heaven with the burden of their own weight — have drifted to this world of constant warfare.

The franchise has already inspired figures, anime, and games. The artist ringo launched the Black Rock-chan four-panel manga in the inaugural issue of Kadokawa Shoten's 4-Koma Nano Ace magazine in March.

The July issue of Young Ace will bundle a "life-size" poster of the Evangelion character Rei Ayanami, a reversible writing board (shitajiki) of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, and alternate volume covers for the Blood Lad and Daisuki desu!! Mahō Tenshi Cosmos manga as bonus supplemental extras.


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