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GTO's Fujisawa to Launch Shibuya Hachikō-Mae Manga (Updated)

posted on 2011-10-25 14:00 EDT
Tohru Fujisawa's story of #1 scout for cabaret club hostesses in Tokyo's trendy Shibuya

Manga creator Tohru Fujisawa (GTO) will launch a new series called Shibuya Hachikō-Mae -another side- (In Front of Shibuya Station's Hachikō Exit -another side) in the January issue of ASCII Media Works' digital magazine Dengeki Comic Japan on November 25. The story centers around Aoyama, the #1 scout for girls who work at cabaret clubs in Tokyo's trendy Shibuya ward. Aoyama "roams the streets to find beautiful blooming flowers in the world" of Tokyo's nightlife.

Tokyopop published Fujisawa's GTO in North America. In 2009, Fujisawa returned to the character of Onizuka with Shonan 14 Days. Vertical announced in May that it licensed both GTO: Shonan 14 Days and Shōnan Junai-gumi (the predecessor to Great Teacher Onizuka) for North America. Fujisawa just finished Shonan 14 Days this year, but he is launching a three-chapter spinoff next month.

The next issue of Dengeki Comic Japan will also have a new manga series called Fairy Jewel by Narumi Kakinouchi (Vampire Miyu). ASCII Media Works launched the magazine last December, and it is viewable on smartphones, the Apple iPad and iPhone, and personal computers.

[Via Manga News]

Update: Fujisawa is creating the story, while Akitsugu Mizumoto is drawing the manga. Thanks, Manga News.


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