Maka Maka, Sugar Dark, Another Manga End in Japan
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The January 2012 issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace magazine published the final chapters of Verno Mikawa's Maka Maka manga, Enji Arai and Kendi Oiwa's Sugar Dark Umerareta Yami to Shōjo manga, and Yukito Ayatsuji and Hiro Kiyohara's Another manga on Sunday.
Verno Mikawa's Maka Maka manga began serialization in 2009, and Kadokawa Shoten published the manga's third volume in July.
Kendi Oiwa, the artist best known for the manga adaptations of the Welcome to the N.H.K. and Goth novels, adapted Enji Arai's award-winning Sugar Dark: Umerareta Yami to Shōjo light novel. Sugar Dark Umerareta Yami to Shōjo (pictured at right) began serialization in Young Ace in 2010, and Kadokawa Shoten published the manga's third volume in August.
The Sugar Dark: Umerareta Yami to Shōjo dark fantasy story follows a boy named Muoru who has been falsely arrested and sent to a forest cemetery to perform forced labor. There, he calls himself the "grave keeper" and meets a beautiful girl named Meria. Muoru becomes fascinated with Meria as he spends his days digging a hole containing the undead monster named "The Dark."
Hiro Kiyohara (Shisso Holiday) began drawing a manga adaptation of Yukito Ayatsuji's Another horror novel in Young Ace in 2010. A television anime adaptation of the novel will debut on January 9 with character designs by Noizi Ito (Haruhi Suzumiya, Shakugan no Shana).
The January issue of Young Ace also published the final chapters of Suzu Goshiki's Koaka Head manga and Eiji Ohtsuka (The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, MPD-Psycho) and Nato Kio's Todenka Shōnen Tanteidan manga. Todenka Shōnen Tanteidan was a spinoff of their previous Todenka horror comedy manga.
Source: Comic Natalie
Images © Kadokawa Shoten, Kendi Oiwa, Enji Arai
© Kadokawa Shoten, Yukito Ayatsuji, Hiro Kiyohara