Samurai Deeper Kyo's Kamijyō to Launch Manga About Wind-Instrument Music
posted on by Egan Loo
This year's 11th issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine is announcing on Tuesday that Akimine Kamijyō (Samurai Deeper Kyo, Code:Breaker) will launch a new manga titled Tansansuibu in the following issue on May 27. The manga will begin with a 34-page chapter, including eight color pages in the beginning and a "mysterious, surprising" four more color pages. The manga will also adorn the cover of the issue for a grand total of 13 color pages.
The story centers around Shintarō Taki, a boy who just entered high school. While wandering around looking for an afterschool activity to join, he comes across the wind instrument band. The members are all somewhat odd. Plus, there is a secret within the band that no one else knows.
This will be Kamijyō's first appearance in a seinen manga magazine. Akimine and Evening also note that this master of fantasy battle manga is trying something new.
Kamijyō ended the Code:Breaker manga last July. Del Rey Manga published two volumes of the manga in North America in 2012 (before Kodansha USA took over Del Rey's manga titles). An anime adaptation of the manga aired in 2012, and Funimation streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.
Tokyopop published the first part of the Samurai Deeper Kyo manga in North America, and Del Rey published the final volumes. It also inspired a television anime that Media Blasters released in North America.