Shiawase Afro Tanaka Manga Has 'Important Announcement' on March 19

posted on by Bayleigh Baker

This year's 15th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Masaharu Noritsuke's Shiawase Afro Tanaka manga will have an "important announcement" in the magazine's next issue on March 19. The manga will end in the same issue.

The manga's story centers around the quirky life of an Afro-haired young man named Hiroshi Tanaka.

The manga is the fifth installment in Noritsuke's long-running Afro Tanaka manga series that has been running since 2002. The gag manga underwent several title changes as it followed Tanaka through every stage of his life: Kōkō Afro Tanaka (High School Afro Tanaka), Chūtai Afro Tanaka (Dropout Afro Tanaka), Jōkyō Afro Tanaka (Tokyo-Bound Afro Tanaka), Sasurai Afro Tanaka (Wandering Afro Tanaka), and the current serialization Shiawase Afro Tanaka (Happy Afro Tanaka).

Sasurai Afro Tanaka ended in 2013, and Noritsuke launched Shiawase Afro Tanaka in 2015. Shogakukan published the ninth volume of Shiawase Afro Tanaka on March 2.

The Jōkyō Afro Tanaka story received a live-action film adaptation in 2012.

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