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Play Comic Magazine Ceases Publication Next Month

posted on 2014-06-25 21:20 EDT
Home of Captain Harlock, The Book of Human Insects debuted in 1968

The August issue of Akita Shoten's Play Comic magazine revealed on Wednesday that the magazine is suspending publication after its next issue, which ships on July 25. The magazine's August issue currently lists that it publishes the following manga:

  • Hiromi Yamasaki's Yūshun no Mon: Champ
  • Maki Hōjō's Maki Hōjō: Mōsō Sakaba
  • Ken Tsukikage and Fumio Suenaga's Mōshō-tachi no Sei
  • Santa Uonome's Tsurezure Horoyoi Sanpo Meshi
  • Masaki Yamato's Otoko no Camp Meshi
  • Shō Shirogane's MOZ ~Mozu (two-chapter series)
  • Tōkichi Ishiyama's Pachinko: Pachislo Gamble-ism
  • Takeshi Narumi and Yumi Hanakouji's Bijo Kiri Gomen!!! Ōedo Daruma Ken
  • Takeshi Mita and Seisaku Kanō's Jigoku no Sōgiya Demon Hōsaku
  • Inosuke Rodriguez's Meshi Baka
  • Hiromi Yamasaki, Keiko Hayakawa, and Chihiro Akami's Yūshun no Mon: ASUMI
  • Mori Tsukumo and Shinji Imaizumi's Bishoku Kōiki Sōsakan Hideshige
  • Ayumi Tachihara's Honki! Gaiden Kujira
  • Ayumi Tachihara's Keiba to Kaite Nani to Yomu!
  • Hiroshi Mutō's Kyō wa Shine no ni Mottekoi no Hi
  • Hideyuki Yonehara's Rock & Gem
  • Hiroshi Takahashi, KSK Imamura, Kyousuke Yabe, and Masaru Nakamura's QP Gaiden: Azuma Ryō
  • Renoir Kyōdai's Defure Sniper MOROZUMI
  • Denki Watanabe's Jabon no Mainichi

Akita Shoten launched Play Comic in June 1968 as a bimonthly magazine, but then changed it to monthly in 2010. The magazine previously serialized Leiji Matsumoto's Space Pirate Captain Harlock manga from 1977 to 1979, and was the home of Osamu Tezuka's experimental manga The Book of Human Insects from 1970-1971.


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