Monthly Comic Zenon to Succeed Comic Bunch Manga Mag (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
North Stars Pictures, Coamix, and Tokuma Shoten will launch Monthly Comic Zenon, a manga magazine with many of the creators from Shinchosha's defunct Weekly Comic Bunch magazine, on October 25. In the new magazine, Fist of the North Star artist Tetsuo Hara will launch his first new series in 10 years, and City Hunter creator Tsukasa Hojo will revive his Cat's Eye and Angel Heart manga.
Before heading Monthly Comic Zenon, Nobuhiko Horie was the fifth editor-in-chief of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump, and he led the magazine when it had its all-time record print run of 6.53 million copies. He also served as the editor-in-chief of the Weekly Comic Bunch at its launch. The following manga will run in the expanded inaugural issue of Monthly Comic Zenon:
- Ikusa no Ko: Oda Saburō Nobunaga-Den by Tetsuo Hara, Seibō Kitahara (original concept)
- Angel Heart 2nd Season by Tsukasa Hojo
- Cat's Ai (Cat's Eye) by Tsukasa Hojo (story), Shin Asai (art), Sakura Nakameguro (scenario)
- Cyber Blue: Ushinawareta Kodomo-tachi by Tetsuo Hara (story), Motoki Yoshihara (art)
- Gifū Dōdō!! Naoe Kanetsugu - Maeda Keiji Sake-gatari by Tetsuo Hara (story), Nobuhiko Horie (story), Yūji Takemura (art)
- Concierge Platinum by Michihiko Tōei, Hideyuki Ishizeki (original concept)
- Saibanchō! Koko wa Chōeki 4-Nen de Dōsu ka? by Toro Kitao (story), Inusuke Matsubashi (art)
- Valientes by Yoshiki Tanaka, Kojūrō Katakura
- Chiruran: Shinsengumi Chinkon-ka by Shinya Umemura (story), Eiji Hashimoto (art)
- Waraenu Warashi ~108 no Karma by Makoto Mano
- Reizōko Tantei (Profiling of Fridge.) by Saemi Endō, Izumi Satō (art)
Manga Short Works
- "Papa wa Donkan-sama" by Hisashi Sekine
- "DD Hokuto no Ken" (DD Fist of the North Star) by Buronson (story), Tetsuo Hara (story), Kajio (art)
- "Mandala Daladala" by Kōji Matsuka, Haruki Oka
Update: Zenon's spelling corrected. Thanks, Emilio A.
Update: While Weekly Comic Bunch ceased print publication, there will be a "Monthly Comic @ Bunch" that will launch with a different manga lineup on January 21, 2011.
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