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Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine to Launch in September

posted on by Egan Loo
Monthly spinoff from Weekly Shonen Mag; Gash/Zatch Bell's Raiku hints at new manga

This year's 30th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine has announced on Wednesday that a new spinoff magazine, Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, will launch on September 10. The new magazine will be monthly, even though Kodansha already publishes another magazine called Monthly Shonen Magazine.

The advertisement poster (pictured at right) for the new magazine does not credit the artist of its mysterious bear-like character. However, manga creator Makoto Raiku (Konjiki no Gash!!/Zatch Bell) mentioned the poster and the "unidentified weird creature" in a Wednesday blog entry. Raiku had announced in an April blog entry that he will launch his next manga in a new magazine from Kodansha on September 10. To promote the new manga, Raiku will publish a one-shot "Episode 0" manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine on September 9. He left another publisher, Shogakukan, when he ended his Konjiki no Gash!! manga in December of 2007 and won a lawsuit over five color art pieces that Shogakukan had lost.

Source: Comic Natalie

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