News Beck Manga Side Story to Run in Japan in October
posted on 2008-09-04 10:36 EDT by Egan Loo
The October issue (on sale on September 6) of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine has announced that Harold Sakuishi's Beck rock-and-roll manga will get a side story in the next issue on October 6. The original manga portrays the rise of a Japanese rock band and how that rise changes the lives of the band members. The manga ended just this past June in Japan, and 12 million copies of the first 33 volumes have been published so far. The 34th and final volume will ship in Japan in October. For the 34th volume's special edition bundle, real-life stylist Daisuke Iga designed a T-shirt with the logos of the story's Grateful Sound 9 concert and various fictional gig spots.
October's 77-page side story will depict a crucial day in the life of a significant side character. Specifically, it will show "The Last Day of Eddie Lee," an American rocker who played a major role in lives of the two main members of the Beck rock band.
Tokyopop published the first 12 volumes in North America, and Funimation completed its release of BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad anime version in January.