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Akimine Kamijyō Launches Kobayashi Shōnen to Futei no Kaijin Manga on November 27

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

This year's 51st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine announced on Monday that Akimine Kamijyō (Samurai Deeper Kyo, Code:Breaker) will launch the Kobayashi Shōnen to Futei no Kaijin (Young Kobayashi and the Lawless Fiend) manga on November 27. The manga was originally slated to start this summer. The manga will adapt Japanese mystery writer Rampo Edogawa's short stories.

The manga will start with the "Yaneura no Sanposha" ("The Stalker in the Attic") arc, and the first chapter will have 51 pages with an opening color page. The story follows a Tokyo man named Goda Saburo who kills his neighbor by dropping poison through the attic floor into the neighbor's mouth.

Kodansha previously published Kamijyō's two-chapter Kobayashi Shōnen to Futei no Kaijin: Edogawa Rampo 'D-zaka no Satsujin Jiken' yori (Young Kobayashi and the Lawless Fiend: From Rampo Edogawa's "The Case of the Murder on D. Hill") manga in Weekly Young Magazine in November and December 2016. The manga is based on 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.

Kodansha then published Kamijyō's "Kobayashi Shōnen to Futei no Kaijin: Edogawa Rampo 'Shinri Shiken' yori" (Young Kobayashi and the Lawless Fiend: From Rampo Edogawa's "The Psychological Test") one-shot manga in February. The one-shot is based on Edogawa's 1925 short story "The Psychological Test."

Kodansha published the two short stories in a volume that is labeled as the first volume of Kobayashi Shōnen to Futei no Kaijin. The volume shipped on Monday.


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