News Bokurano Manga Ends in Japan's Ikki Magazine
posted on 2009-06-25 07:47 EDT by Egan Loo
Manga creator Mohiro Kitoh has ended his Bokurano: Ours story in the August issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine, which shipped on Thursday. A one-shot Bokurano ~Mō Hitotsu no Bokurano~ (Yet Another Bokurano) spinoff story will run in the next issue on July 25. The one-shot story will not be related to the main manga storyline, but will feature the same characters in a "what-if" situation. The 11th and final volume of the manga will ship in the beginning of fall.
The North American publisher Viz Media just revealed last month that it will release the Bokurano manga in its new online English version of Ikki magazine. Bokurano tells the story of 15 children who unsuspectedly agree to test a real-life robot battle — in which the ironic price of victory is death. The Bokurano manga inspired Gonzo's 2007 television anime series by the same name, although director Hiroyuki Morita acknowledged that he disliked the original manga and changed the story with the permission of Kitoh. Kitoh also created the Shadow Star Narutaru and Vendemiaire no Tsubasa manga. Dark Horse Comics released Shadow Star in North America.
The same current issue of Ikki has also launched the bimonthly run of Jinko Kobayashi's new Junkin' Gap Clash comedy manga.
Source: Comic Natalie