News Katsura Hoshino to Resume D.Gray-man Manga on March 9
posted on 2009-02-15 10:02 EST
This year's 12th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced on Monday that Katsura Hoshino will resume the serialization of her D. Gray-man manga on March 9. She has been putting her supernatural adventure story on hold since last year's 51st issue on November 17 due to her health. The manga began in 2004, and Viz Media has just published the 12th of the 17 current volumes this month.
Ryūhei Tamura will launch his Belze Babu manga series in the next issue on February 23. The story follows the "strongest juvenile delinquent" as he watches over the devil king's son (and future devil king) with the destruction of the world hanging in the balance. (The manga's title is a wordplay on the Japanese pronunciation of Belzebub/Beelzebub.) A one-shot version of the manga, which won the magazine's 4th Kin-Mirai-Hai (Gold Future Cup) prize, had run in last year's combined 37th/38th issue.
Yukinori Kawaguchi will start his Hoopmen manga series in two issues on March 2. This coming-of-age basketball manga will join another similar manga, Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko no Basuke.
Kimiya Kaji (Yamikami Kō ~Kurayami ni Dokkiri!~) launched his Meister soccer manga a week before Kuroko no Basuke on December 1, but it is ending this week after only 10 installments. The magazine's Jumpland electronic manga website had posted the first chapter of Meister in English, French, Japanese, and German in December.
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