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Shonen Sunday Family to Launch 55 Manga to Mark 55th Year

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Manga by Itsuwaribito's Iinuma & Cheeky Angel's Nishimori, Detective Conan & Gundam spinoffs, more

This year's 14th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that 55 manga series will launch in the print and online publications Weekly Shonen Sunday, Shōnen Sunday S, Ura Sunday, and Club Sunday over the course of a year, beginning in March. All of these new manga will celebrate the 55th anniversary of Shonen Sunday; the first issue was published in March 1959.

The first new series is Kirio Terrible (Terrible Kirio) by Hiro Morita, which will begin in Wednesday's 14th issue. The second new title will be Nani mo Nai Kedo Sora wa Aoi with a story by Hiroyuki Nishimori (Cheeky Angel) and art by Yuuki Iinuma (Itsuwaribito). The manga is scheduled to begin in the magazine's 16th issue on March 19, and it revolves around a girl and boy — one of whom arrived to Earth on a meteorite.

Also listed is the manga adaptation of the upcoming Captain Earth anime, which will begin in the 19th issue on April 9 and will feature art by Hiroshi Nakanishi. Yutaka Abe and Denjirō Maru will provide art for the manga adaptation of the first Detective Conan film, Case Closed The Movie: The Time Bombed Skyscraper. This manga is scheduled to begin in an unspecified future issue.

Daichi Banjou (Dan Doh!!, Kidō Senshi Gundam: Kokui no Kariudo) will draw a new Mobile Suit Gundam manga. The magazine also mentions the serialization of Takashi Shiina's Zettai Karen Children manga's high school arc, Wakō Honna's Nozo x Kimi manga's second-year arc, and Masasumi Kakizaki's Tojūshi manga's Vestarius arc.

In addition, the magazine lists new manga by manga creators Aiichi Amanozuki, Junya Arai, Tomoka Ise, Motoko Inoue, SP Nakatema, Hideki Oku, Shōichi Kiritani, Marii Taiyō, Nikiichi Tobita, Nanaki Nanao, Masaki Hara, Kōichirō Hoshino, and Hidenori Yamaji.

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