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Gantz Creator Hiroya Oku Wants to End Manga in 2012

posted on 2011-12-27 08:20 EST
Science-fiction manga launched in 2000 & inspired TV anime, 2 live-action films

In the authors' notes section for next year's combined 6th/7th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine, Hiroya Oku wrote that he wants to draw the ending for his Gantz manga in 2012. The magazine issue's official release date is January 4.

The manga follows a young Tokyo man who is reanimated after a deadly subway accident. Kei and other resurrected people go on violent, seemingly endless missions at the behest of an unseen host.

Oku launched the manga in Young Jump in 2000, and the 33rd compiled book volume will ship in Japan next month. The "Final Phase" of the manga began in 2009. The manga inspired a television anime series animated by Gonzo (and released by ADV Films in North America) and two live-action films (released by NEW PEOPLE Entertainment). Dark Horse Comics released the 20th English volume of the manga in North America this month.

[Via Manga-News]


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