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Rozen Maiden Manga to End in 3 Chapters

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Shueisha to publish final chapter of Peach-Pit's manga in January

This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine is announcing on Thursday that Peach-Pit's Rozen Maiden manga is scheduled to end in three chapters. The first chapter will be published on Thursday, the second chapter will be published in the first issue of 2014 on December 5, and the third and final chapter will be published in the magazine's combined sixth and seventh issue on January 9. The manga is usually serialized monthly.

Peach-Pit launched Rozen Maiden in Gentosha's Monthly Comic Birz magazine in 2002. Gentosha published eight compiled volumes of the series before Peach-Pit switched the series Shueisha's Young Jump magazine in 2008. Shueisha has since published nine volumes of the series. Tokyopop published the eight volumes from Gentosha in English in 2006-2008. The manga has also inspired two spinoffs, the Maite wa Ikenai Rozen Maiden manga by Choboraunyopomi, and the Rozen Maiden dolls talk manga by Haru Karuki.

The manga has inspired two 12-episode television anime adaptations, Rozen Maiden and Rozen Maiden - Träumend, the two-episode prequel, Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre in 2006, and a short special, Rozen Maiden: Detective Kun-Kun. Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen, the new re-imagining of Rozen Maiden, premiered in Japan on July 4.

Geneon Entertainment licensed the original series and Rozen Maiden - Träumend for release in North America in 2007. FUNimation Entertainment then signed a deal with Geneon Entertainment in 2008 to distribute both Rozen Maiden and Rozen Maiden - Träumend in 2008. Sentai Filmworks picked up and released Rozen Maiden, Rozen Maiden - Träumend, and Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre in 2011. Sentai Filmworks also licensed the 2013 anime series Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen, and will release it on home video next year.

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