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Desert Punk/Sunabozu Manga to Resume After 3 Years

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Masatoshi Usune's last volume released in 2010; 1st run inspired post-apocalyptic anime

The April issue of Enterbrain's Monthly Comic Beam is announcing the return of Masatoshi Usune's Sunabozu (Desert Punk) manga on Tuesday. The manga will resume after a three-year hiatus in the May issue on April 12.

Usune first launched Sunabozu in the same magazine in 1997. The manga returned in 2004 with a new arc focusing on the original Desert Punk's young follower, Kosuna, but when on hiatus in 2005. The manga returned again in 2009 for another year but went on hold after the 14th volume was published in March 2010.

The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where a mercenary bounty hunter known as the "Desert Punk" journeys across the Great Kantō Desert where Tokyo once stood. Director Takayuki Inagaki (Rosario + Vampire, Indian Summer) and Gonzo adapted the manga into a television anime series from 2004 to 2005. Funimation released the anime in North America.

[Via Manga News]

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