Haruhi-chan's Puyo to Launch Itsuki Koizumi Spinoff Manga
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The April issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine announced on Sunday that The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan manga artist Puyo will launch an Itsuki Koizumi spinoff manga in the May issue of Altima Ace. Koizumi Itsuki no Inbō (The Intrigue of Itsuki Koizumi) will begin serializing in the magazine on April 18.
Puyo has been drawing The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan as the "official gag manga" of Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito's The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya light novels for the Monthly Shonen Ace and The Sneaker magazines since July 2008. It is one of the official manga that re-imagine the characters of Haruhi Suzumiya as super-deformed characters. (Another official parody manga is Eretto's Nyorōn Churuya-san.) Like the light novels that inspired them, both Haruhi-chan and Nyorōn Churuya-san have been animated — albeit as web shorts — in 2008.
The North American publisher Yen Press is releasing both Gaku Tsugano's main manga adaptation and Puyo's The Melancholy of Suzumiya-Haruhi-Chan. Yen Press will also publish the first volume of Puyo's The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan manga on July 24.
Thanks to ultimatmegax for the news tip.