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Crunchyroll Adds Action Mask, King's Game: Origin, Orange, Re Collection Manga

posted on 2014-01-24 19:15 EST
Crayon Shin-chan spinoff, Ousama Game prequel, 2 ongoing titles by Yume Miru Taiyō's Ichigo Takano

Media service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it is releasing the Action Mask (Action Kamen), King's Game: Origin (Ousama Game: Kigen), Orange, and Re Collection manga as they are published in Japan. The latest chapter of each series is launching on the website worldwide (outside Japan) on Friday at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Action Mask follows the chronicles of the hero of the same name in Yoshito Usui's comedy manga Crayon Shin-chan. Action Mask is the kindergartner Shin-chan's favorite superhero on television. The first chapter of the Action Mask manga stars Yashio, a boy searching for a serial assailant who is only targeting children. When Yashio is attacked himself, a mysterious hero appears.

Datto Nishiwaki (Fate/stay night manga) launched this spinoff in Futabasha's new Monthly Action magazine last May. Futabasha published the first compiled book volume on January 10.

In King's Game: Origin, J-ta Yamada (Un-Go, Living for the Day After Tomorrow/Asatte no Houkou) tells the origin story of Nobuaki Kanazawa's popular mobile phone novel King's Game (Ousama Game) in manga form. Crunchyroll describes the survival horror story:

"The King's orders are absolute. Fail to obey, and you will be punished." 30 years ago in the remote Yonaki Village, a black envelope is delivered to a single villager. The command inside threatens to draw the entire population into a terrible tragedy! Take a deep breath, steady your heart, and prepare for a shocking, terrifying survival horror adventure! The latest chapter in the wildly popular "King's Game: Origin" saga has begun. It all starts here!

Futabasha published the first compiled book volume on January 10.

Ichigo Takano (Yume Miru Taiyō) began the shōjo manga Orange in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine in 2012, but moved it to Monthly Action last year. Crunchyroll describes the story:

"What can I do now to prevent a future without Kakeru?" In the spring of my second year of high school, I received a letter from "myself", ten years in the future. It urged the 16-year-old me to take action so I wouldn't have the same regrets...

Futabasha published the second book volume of the manga on December 25.

Takano has also been serializing Re Collection since last year. Crunchyroll describes the story:

A suspicious man who claims to be God hangs around amnesiac high school teacher Kanade Natsume. Even though "God" is a pest, the divine one says that he'll (He'll?) help Kanade get his memories back. What is it that Kanade has forgotten? Who is this "God", really? Their strange cohabitation begins so Kanade can reclaim his lost "self", dreams, love, past, and all! Ichigo Takano presents this first-rate mystery-romance.

The third chapter of the manga just debuted in Monthly Action, so Futabasha has yet to publish a compiled book volume.

All four series are running in Monthly Action. (Takano serializes Orange and Re Collection in alternate issues.) Crunchyroll will add the earlier chapters of each manga "at a later date."


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