News Kadokawa's Beans Ace Manga Magazine Ends Publication
posted on 2009-10-20 14:29 EDT by Egan Loo
Beans Ace (Beans A), Kadokawa Shoten's bimonthly spinoff from its Monthly Shonen Ace and Monthly Asuka magazines, has ended publication with its 21st issue on October 9. The magazine debuted in 2005 as a quarterly publication with both original works and manga adaptations of light novels from Kadokawa's Beans Bunko and Sneaker Bunko imprints. Some of the manga titles — notably, Sai Yukino and Kairi Yura's The Story of Saiunkoku, Kiyo Qjo's Zone-00, and Yoshitsugu Katagiri's Kokaku Detective Story (Kokaku Torimono-chō) — will continue their serialization in Monthly Asuka after Beans Ace's end.
Other titles such as Chako Abeno's Chrome Breaker, Hikaru Yuuki and Hazuki Matsuo's Akatsuki no Gesshu, Daisuke Higuchi's Seirei Gakusha Kidan:Reikyō Kaden, and Soyogo Iwagi's Marvelous Twins manga adaptation of Gu Long's Jue Dai Shuang Jiao novel ran their final installment in Beans Ace's final issue. Manga that were previously serialized in Beans Ace include Asuka Katsura's manga adaptation of the Blood+ anime series, Akira Hiyoshimaru's adaptation of "Mizuki Nomura's "Bungaku Shōjo" to Oishii Recipe light novel, Watari's Chrome Shelled Regios: Secret Side adaptation of Shūsuke Amagi's Chrome Shelled Regios light novels, and Atsuro Yomino's Code Geass: Suzaku of the Counterattack manga spinoff from Sunrise's Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion anime.
Tokyopop will publish the second volume of Zone-00 in North America next month, and it will launch Kokaku Detective Story next April. Dark Horse Comics published Katsura's Blood+ manga in North America, and Bandai Books published Atsuro Yomino's Code Geass: Suzaku of the Counterattack. Funimation is currently distributing Geneon Entertainment's release of The Story of Saiunkoku anime in North America.