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Toriko's Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro Draws 1-Shot Gag Manga in April

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that manga creator Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro is drawing a new one-shot gag manga in the May 2017 issue of Shueisha's Saikyō Jump magazine, which will ship in April.

The 51st issue of Weekly Shonen Jump is also publishing the last chapter of Shimabukuro's long-running Toriko manga. The last chapter will have a color opening page.

Shimabukuro launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2008, and Shueisha published the manga's 41st compiled book volume on October 4 (seen right). Viz Media publishes new chapters of the manga digitally simultaneously with the Japanese release in its digital English version of the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and also published the manga's 35th volume in print on August 2.

The manga inspired a 147-episode television anime series in 2011-2014. Crunchyroll streamed the series, and Funimation released part of the series on DVD. The manga also inspired several anime specials and crossover specials, and an anime film in 2013.

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