Law of Ueki's Fukuchi to End Anagle Mole Manga in January

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Action comedy series launched in 2011, resumed this October after 1-year hiatus

2014's combined 4th/5th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday is revealing on Wednesday that The Law of Ueki creator Tsubasa Fukuchi's Anagle Mole manga will conclude in the next issue on January 8. The series launched in the magazine in 2011.

The manga went on hiatus in September 2012 due to the creator's health. Fukuchi resumed the story this past October and thanked the magazine's editorial department and his fans for not abandoning him during the one-year hiatus. The series' fourth compiled volume shipped in Japan on Wednesday.

The action comedy takes place in a world where some people, "Humans," dwell on the surface of the planet while others, "Majin," live underground. Some of the world's underground inhabitants are plotting to invade the above-ground society. In order to understand the lives and behavior of those who live above them, the people who live underground are planning expeditions to the surface.

The story follows a young spy from the underground named Ruchiru. In the manga's first chapter, Ruchiru ventures to the above-ground world, and the people's customs shock him as he interacts with those he meets on his journey.

Weekly Shonen Sunday serialized Fukuchi's The Law of Ueki manga from 2001 to 2004 and the sequel The Law of Ueki + from 2005 to 2007. The manga artist launched the Ping Pong manga series Takkoku!!! in Shogakukan's monthly Shōnen Sunday Super Zōkan spinoff magazine in 2009. Takkoku!!! ended in 2011, and Fukuchi began Anagle Mole a few months later.

Viz Media published The Law of Ueki manga in North America, while Geneon Entertainment and Funimation released its television anime.

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