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AKB0048 Heart-Gata Operation Manga to End in July

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Uta Saburo's series inspired by idol group's anime launched in January

The July issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine announced on Wednesday that Uta Saburo's AKB0048 Heart-Gata Operation manga will end in the magazine's August issue on July 13. Saburo's manga is based on concepts for the television anime series inspired by the all-female idol group AKB48.

The "action detective battle" story center's on the galaxy's female space idols who are also detectives. Together with a trio of young idols, a girl named Kanata Shinonome works to protect the first AKB group's outfits from the mysterious thief Elixir. In order to stop the thief, the girls become students at a school that houses the legendary clothing.

The manga launched in Bessatsu Friend in January, and the series' first compiled book shipped in Japan on May 11.

The AKB0048 science-fiction anime series premiered in Japan on April 29.

[Via Manga-News]

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