To Love-Ru, Kuruneko Creators Launch New Manga Series
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The December issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine is announcing on Wednesday that To Love-Ru -Trouble- manga artist Kentaro Yabuki is launching a new unnamed series in the February issue on January 4. Yabuki only just ended To Love-Ru -Trouble- in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on August 31. Many creators, such as Takeshi Obata (Death Note, Bakuman.) and other Shonen Jump artists, usually take one year or longer between the end of one manga and the launch of the next one.
Three new To Love-Ru OVA volumes (pictured at right), for a grand total of six, will begin shipping with the final three manga volumes on Wednesday. Section23 Films just announced in October that Sentai Filmworks licensed the television anime adaptation for release in North America on December 15.
Yamato Kuruneko, the creator of Kuruneko and Obasan to Tome, has launched a new manga called Tonosama to Tora on the Ameba Blog website on Wednesday, October 28. The story centers around a fiercely loyal tiger-striped cat named Tora (literally, "Tiger") and its human master in historical Japan. So far, the manga has been updated every two to three days, Gentosha Comics, Inc. plans to print compiled volumes. Kuruneko is being adapted into a series of television anime shorts by director Akitarō Daichi (Fruits Basket, Kodomo no Omocha, Now and Then, Here and There).