Yōkai Banchō Manga By Air Master's Shibata Has 'Important Announcement' on April 25

posted on by Karen Ressler

This year's ninth issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine announced on Tuesday that Yokusaru Shibata's Yōkai Banchō manga will have an "important announcement" in the 10th issue on April 25.

Shibata launched the ongoing series in January 2015. Kodansha shipped the sixth compiled volume on February 23. The story follows three elementary school girls: Sako, Koko, and Miko. They live an ordinary life until their new teacher introduces starts a bizarre lesson on awakening their special powers.

Shibata's earlier series include Air Master and 81diver. Shibata ended 81diver in July 2014. The manga was adapted into a live-action television series in 2008. Shibata's Air Master manga inspired a television anime in 2003 and Geneon Entertainment and Toei Animation released some of the series on DVD in North America before Funimation picked up the license. Crunchyroll streams the series on its website.

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