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Arpeggio of Blue Steel Spinoff Manga Will Follow Takao, I-402, Zuikaku

posted on by Karen Ressler
'SF road movie comedy' manga takes place while trio infiltrate Yokosuka

The October issue of Shonengahosha's Monthly Youngking Ours GH magazine announced on Tuesday that TALI (6 no Trigger) will pen an Arpeggio of Blue Steel spinoff manga titled Solty Road following characters Takao, I-402, and Zuikaku starting in the following issue on October 16. The "SF road movie comedy" takes place while the trio are infiltrating Yokosuka and will interweave drama into the story.

Ark Performance's original Arpeggio of Blue Steel science-fiction manga takes place in the future when humanity has been pushed to near extinction by the mysterious and unknown "Fleet of Fog." The heroes commandeer one of the Fleet's submarines and begin to fight back.

Ark Performance launched the series in Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine in 2009, and Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing the manga in print in North America. The manga inspired a television anime that Crunchyroll streamed as it aired last year. The series will get two anime films next year.

The next issue of Monthly Youngking Ours GH will also launch the tentatively titled Jigen Kishi Rail Ghost (Hour Knight Rail Ghost) manga by Yasunari Toda (s-CRY-ed, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Astray R), Shishō Series ~Shishō to Boku to~ (Master Series ~Master and Me and~) by Uni and Yūga Takauchi, and Oyakusoku Consultant. Suzuki Takamichi (Promise Consultant. Takamichi Suzuki) by Keita Takatsu. The same issue will also publish the last chapter of Kentarō's Hyakki Yakō manga.

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