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Comic Gene Manga Magazine to Launch Next April

posted on by Egan Loo
Featuring Minari Endo's new series & Maria Holic spinoff, Kairi Shimotsuki's Brave10

The Japanese publisher Media Factory has announced that it will launch a new magazine called Monthly Comic Gene next April. The magazine will feature two series by Minari Endo, the Brave10 manga series by Kairi Shimotsuki, and a series tentatively titled Black Bard by Ichiya Sazanami. Endo will create both an all-new original work and a spinoff from her Maria Holic manga for the magazine. Shimotsuki is moving Brave10 to Comic Gene after ending its first story arc in the January issue of Media Factory's Monthly Comic Flapper magazine on Saturday. Sazanami is the winner of the 4th Media Factory Comic Prize.

Media Factory's advertising for the new magazine says that the "dramatic and stylish comics" will "awaken the emotion genes" and "subvert the preconceptions of shōnen and shōjo magazines." The publisher will announce more titles for the magazine soon.

Tokyopop published the fifth volume of Maria Holic in North America last month, and it is listed as the publisher for next year's North American release of Brave10. Sentai Filmworks released the first anime series based on Maria Holic this year.

Source: Comic Natalie

Image © 2010 Media Factory

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