Genshiken's Shimoku Kio to Start Digopuri Manga
posted on by Egan Loo
Shimoku Kio, the creator of the Genshiken otaku club manga and anime series, will start a new manga called Digopuri in the July issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine, which goes on sale on May 24. The announcement was made in the current issue, which was released on April 25. "Digopuri" is apparently the diminutive abbreviation of "jigoku no purinsesu" ("princess from hell"), and the story will be about the trials and tribulations of raising this princess. The advertisement for Afternoon's next issue promises that the setting of the new work will be different from Genshiken and its Kujibiki Unbalance spinoff. Del Rey completed its North American release of Genshiken last November and will release the first volume of the Kujibiki Unbalance manga adaptation in July. Media Blasters' AnimeWorks label released the first Genshiken television anime series and the Kujibiki Unbalance video series, and it licensed the Genshiken video series, the second Genshiken television series, and the Kujibiki Unbalance television series.
Afternoon's next issue will also launch three other series: the Kōhī Jikan (Coffee Time) anthology by Tetsuya Toyoda (Goggle, undercurrent, Slider), the Moe-tai high school boxing manga by Iqura Sugimoto (Variante, Tales of Destiny, Cradle), and Tetsuya Imai's Hacks! — a story of a high school anime club's attempt to create its own anime.