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This year's 48th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Kôji Kumeta (Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Joshiraku, The Eccentric Family character design) will begin serializing a new manga in the following issue on November 6. The magazine's preview describes the manga, titled Sekkachi Hakushaku to Jikan Dorobō (The Impatient Count & the Time Thief):
An unknown, tall-hatted noble. A lovely and beautiful high-class lady. A competitive and energetic high school girl. These three mismatched people each aim for one place, each with different reasons. Who is the man who waits for them there? Kôji Kumeta writes a new world filled with glee and wonder!
The editor for Kôji Kumeta's Joshiraku manga announced last month that Kumeta would start a new manga on November 6. The sixth and final volume of Joshiraku will ship on November 8. Joshiraku ended on September 9.
Weekly Shōnen Magazine had reported last December that Kumeta would start a new manga series in the magazine. He ended his Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei manga in the same magazine in May 2012, then drew a one-shot manga in the Shitauke Tantei Nokori Kazuhiro Series in the magazine last December.