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Code Geass: Renya of the Darkness Manga to End in September

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Goro Taniguchi's story concludes after 3 years; final volume to ship same day

The October issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Shōnen Ace magazine announced on Monday that the Code Geass: Renya of the Darkness manga will end in the next issue on September 26. The series debuted in the magazine with art by Tomomasa Takuma in 2010.

Goro Taniguchi, the director and story co-creator of the original Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion television anime series, created the manga's story concepts and scripted the story. This was the first manga that Taniguchi directly scripted himself.

The magazine announced that the series' seventh and final volume will also ship in Japan on September 26. Bandai Entertainment, the subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) that handled anime and manga in North America, licensed the manga but cancelled the release when it stopped offering new DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and manga releases in 2012.

The story takes place in the same official Code Geass history as the anime, but in a different era. The title character, Renya, is a 17-year-old boy with a mechanical left arm and shuriken throwing stars as his weapons of choice. The story begins when Renya encounters a mysterious, perpetually young witch named "Reifū C.C." C.C. has appeared in Japan's historical Edo era to seek a new partner for a covenant. Meanwhile, a mysterious man, with a striking resemblance to the character Lelouch of the original anime, also appears with unknown intentions.

The current issue of Shōnen Ace magazine also announced that Hayato Aoki's Trauma Ryōshi Kesshō (Trauma Quantum Crystal) manga will conclude in the next issue. The science-fiction comedy series launched in 2010. The story focuses on a male high school student named Haruto who experiences time-stops and joins forces with a girl named Kuon to fight to protect the world from monsters.

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