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Pani Poni's Hikawa Launches Candy Pop Nightmare Manga

posted on by Egan Loo
"Heroic punk action" series about boy transfering into school of oddities

Pani Poni manga creator Hekiru Hikawa is launching his Candy Pop Nightmare series in the second volume of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine on Friday. The "heroic punk action" manga follows Asuka Yagami as he transfers into an academy where whispered rumors speak of a terrifying, mysterious entity known as the "Unknown." In short order, Makina Himekawa of the school's disciplinary committee confiscates and searches Yagami's bag. Arisu Kokonoe and other students discover that all is not as it seems for Asuka.

After 11 years, Hikawa finished Pani Poni in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine this past September. The 17th and final compiled book volume is shipping on Friday. In 2005, the anime studios GANSIS and SHAFT produced a 26-episode series which ADV Films (and later Funimation) released in North America.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

Update: Story description updated from official site.

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