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Zettai Karen Children Manga Enters Final Arc in Summer

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Special unit of psychic girls enters high school in Takashi Shiina's 2005 manga

This year's 13th issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Takashi Shiina's Zettai Karen Children manga is skipping ahead in time to when The Children are in high school. According to the magazine, this will serve as the final arc of the manga. In addition, Shiina will put the series on hiatus until summer.

The preview for the arc reads:

Normals and Espers, and the whereabouts of strife...
Kyōsuke Hyōbu and Gilliam, and the whereabouts of malice...
Minamoto and The Children, and the whereabouts of romantic love...
Many final mysteries will finally be solved!

Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the manga.

The story of the manga follows a unique special-operations unit consisting of Kaoru Akashi, Aoi Nogami, and Shiho Sannomiya — three ten-year-old girls with paranormal powers — and Kōichi Minamoto, the hapless lieutenant who must supervise/babysit them. The manga later focused on the girls in middle school, and the dark premonition that has been made about their futures.

Shiina's sci-fi comedy series began in Shonen Sunday in 2005, and received a 52-episode television anime series in 2008, as well as a 2010 original video anime adaptation. Sentai Filmworks released in North America in May under the name Psychic Squad. A spin-off anime focusing on the series antagonist Kyōsuke Hyōbu titled The Unlimited - Hyōbu Kyōsuke aired last year, and Crunchyroll streamed the series.

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