News Kindaichi Case Files Manga to Resume as Weekly Series
posted on 2012-02-29 11:08 EST
This year's 13th volume of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine announced on Wednesday that the Kindaichi Case Files mystery manga will resume regular serialization in the magazine's next issue for the first time in 12 years. Seimaru Amagi will relaunch the manga as a weekly series with Fumiya Sato's art on March 7.
The story centers on detective and high school student Hajime Kindaichi who solves difficult cases with his 180 IQ. About 90 million copies of Kindaichi Case Files have been published, and this year marks the series' 20th anniversary. The detective manga serialized regularly from 1992 to 2000 and irregularly between 2004 and 2011.
The story inspired a television anime adaptation in 1997 as well as several movies and television specials. The KinKi Kids pop group member Tsuyoshi Doumoto starred in the 1995 live-action television series adaptation. Tokyopop published the manga's first 18 volumes in North America.