Tough & Riki-Oh's Saruwatari to Launch New Manga
posted on by Egan Loo
This year's 34th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine is announcing on Thursday that Tetsuya Saruwatari, the creator of the manga Tough and the artist of Riki-Oh, is launching a new manga series in late September. The magazine is not revealing the protagonist, theme, or setting of the new series yet, but future issues will have more details.
The combined 37th/38th issue of Young Jump will also launch a three-chapter spinoff of Tough, tentatively titled Devils x Devil, on August 9. The survival story is set in Paris in the near future, when a virus threatens all of humanity.
The original Kōkō Tekken-den Tough action series serialized in the magazine from 1993 to 2003, and Saruwatari relaunched the manga as Tough in summer 2003. Tough is ending this Thursday, and its 39th and final volume will ship in Japan on August 17. The story inspired the original video anime Shootfighter Tekken in 2004.
[Via Manga News]