New Hayate, Conan, Gundam AGE Manga Series Launch
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Shogakukan's online advertising for Shōnen Sunday Super revealed that the magazine's March issue will launch several new manga series on January 25. Kenjirō Hata's Colorful Hayate no Gotoku! (Colorful Hayate the Combat Butler) will begin in the issue and include bonus 4- and 6-panel comics. Hata's original Hayate the Combat Butler manga debuted in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in 2004.
Yutaka Abe and Denjiro Maru's Meitantei Conan: Seiki matsu no majutsushi (Case Closed: The Last Magician of the Century) manga will launch in Weekly Shonen Sunday's March issue. The three-chapter manga will be based on Gosho Aoyama's original story and adapt the 1999 film of the same name. Aoyama's new Meitantei Conan: Sousa Ichi-ka Hen manga will also retell the story of Conan's first case.
Hiroshi Nakanishi will draw a new Mobile Suit Gundam AGE manga as a tie-in with the current television anime series. Nakanishi released the two-part Kidō Senshi Gundam AGE: Hajimari no Monogatari manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in October. Ken Sasaki's King Golf manga will also return with supervision by the golfer Masaki Tani. King Golf launched in Weekly Shonen Sunday in August 2008.
Shogakukan's advertising announced two manga titles for the magazine's April issue, which will ship in February. Shun Matsuena's Shijō Saikyō no Deshi Kenichi (KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple) manga will tell the story from the original anime DVD. Kōichirō Hoshino will illustrate the Aura: Maryūinkōga Saigo no Tatakai manga based on Romeo Tanaka's light novel series and mebae's character designs. Shogakukan stated on Wednesday that reports of an anime film adaptation of Tanaka's work were "partially in error."