Samurai Deeper Kyo's Kamijyō Draws 2-Chapter Manga

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

This year's 51st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine announced on Monday that Akimine Kamijyō (Samurai Deeper Kyo, Code:Breaker) will publish the first half of a two-chapter manga in the next issue on November 28. The manga, titled Kobayashi Shōnen to Futei no Kaijin: Edogawa Rampo 'D-zaka no Satsujin Jiken' yori (Young Kobayashi and the Lawless Mystery Man: From Rampo Edogawa's "The Case of the Murder on D. Hill"), will publish its second chapter in the first 2017 issue on December 5.

Kamijyō posted an image from the manga on Monday on Twitter, and added that there are currently no plans to publish the manga in print outside of Weekly Young Magazine

The first 52-page chapter will have color center pages. This one-shot marks the first time that Kamijyō is publishing a work in Weekly Young Magazine.

The manga is based on renowned Japanese mystery novelist Rampo Edogawa's 1925 short story "The Case of the Murder on D. Hill." The story is the first in Edogawa's series about the fictional private detective Kogorō Akechi. In the original short story and series, the character Yoshio Kobayashi leads the Boy Detectives Club and is Akechi's apprentice. The boy often dresses in disguise as a young woman to help solve mysteries.

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