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JManga Adds Hyakushō Kizoku Manga by FMA's Arakawa

posted on 2012-01-17 16:00 EST
Autobiographical manga follows creator's life as a farmer in Hokkaido

JManga, a platform for reading legal manga online, added the first volume of Hiromu Arakawa's (Fullmetal Alchemist, Silver Spoon) Hyakushō Kizoku (Noble Farmer) autobiographical manga on Tuesday. The manga follows Arakawa as she worked as a farmer in Hokkaido for seven years before she became a manga creator.

Viz Media published the 27th and final Fullmetal Alchemist manga volume last month. Yen Press is publishing Arakawa's Hero Tales manga. Arakawa launched her Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) farming school manga in April 2011. The manga was recently nominated for the 2012 Manga Taisho awards.

JManga launched on August 17 with numerous titles never before available in the United States, some of which have become available for purchase. The site offered 29 new titles by August 30 and listed two more titles in September, six more manga in October, two more titles in November, and three more titles in December.


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