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Sakigake!! Otoko Juku Gets Spinoff Series Next Month

posted on by Emma Hanashiro
Chiwa Omatsu will draw the new series titled Otoko Juku Gaiden Date Omito

The May issue of Nihon Bungeisha's Bessatsu Manga Goraku magazine announced on Monday that a spinoff of Akira Miyashita's Sakigake!! Otoko Juku manga will debut in April. Chiwa Omatsu will draw the new series, titled Otoko Juku Gaiden Date Omito.

The original manga about a private school for juvenile delinquents was published from 1985 to 1991 and sold 26 million volumes. It inspired a 1988 animated television series and movie, as well as a live-action film by director and actor Taku Sakaguchi. Miyashita launched his own spinoff, Akatsuki!! Otoko Juku - Seinen yo, Taishi o Idake in Shueisha's Super Jump magazine from 2001 to 2010.

The manga also inspired games for Famicom (NES), Game Boy, PlayStation, and PlayStation 2. A new PlayStation 3 game titled Sakigake!! Otoko Juku Nihon yo, Kore ga Otoko Dearu! (Japan, These Are Men!) shipped on February 27.

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