Square Enix Starts Big Gangan Mag with Higurashi Precursor
posted on by Egan Loo
The Japanese publisher Square Enix will launch a new monthly manga magazine called Big Gangan on October 25. The third volume of Square Enix's Young Gangan Big magazine made the announcement on Thursday. The new magazine will be Square Enix's fourth monthly manga magazine after Shonen Gangan, Monthly G Fantasy, and Gangan Joker. Big Gangan will essentially replace Young Gangan Big, a spinoff of the semi-monthly Young Gangan magazine that launched this past April.
One of Big Gangan's launch titles will be the Hinamizawa Teiryūjo ~Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Genten~ (Hinamizawa Stop: The Original Draft of When They Cry - Higurashi) manga. This manga adapts Hinamizawa Teiryūjo, the unreleased stage play that Ryukishi07 wrote and eventually tranformed into the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni game/anime/live-action franchise.
Other manga that will run in the magazine include the adaptation of the upcoming Rinne no Lagrange anime (pictured above right) and a manga adaptation of Yūji Yūji's Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru romantic comedy light novel series. The first issue will bundle a 10-centimeter (about 4-inch) figure of Popura Taneshima from the Working!! manga.
Source: Mainchi Shimbun's Mantan Web
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