Rozen Maiden's Peach-Pit, Heaven's Lost Property's Minazuki Launch New Manga
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The promotional video and website for the 20th anniversary of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine announced on Wednesday that Peach-Pit and Suu Minazuki will both be launching new manga series in the magazine. The duo Peach-Pit (Rozen Maiden, Shugo Chara!, Zombie-Loan, DearS) will make their "shōnen magazine debut" with Wandering Wonder World (pictured top right). The story is set in a giant theme park that hides a certain secret. The series will begin in the January 2015 issue on November 26.
Minazuki (Heaven's Lost Property) will launch an action fantasy epic called Purandora. (pictured top left) in the February 2015 issue on December 26. Miki Kodama (Fortune Arterial, Canvas 2 - Niji Iro no Sketch), Takashi Tsukimi (Danganronpa - Kibō no Gakuen to Zetsubō no Kōkōsei The Animation's manga), and others are also preparing new series for Monthly Shōnen Ace.
To celebrate the magazine's 20th anniversary, the December issue will include a full-color, 48-page "Shōnen Ace 20th Anniversary Art Works" booklet supplement with new illustrations on Saturday. The January 2015 issue will bundle a Nichijou - My Ordinary Life daily calendar with new illustrations on November 26. The February 2015 issue will bundle with a tissue box cover with art of Mio from The Testament of Sister New Devil. Aya Hirano (Haruhi) and Kumiko Watanabe (Sgt. Frog) narrate the video above.
Tokyopop published Peach-Pit's DearS and Rozen Maiden manga in North America. Del Rey and Kodansha published Shugo Chara! as well as Shugo Chara-chan! and Shugo Chara! Encore!, while Yen Press published Zombie-Loan manga. All of these franchises inspired television anime. Yen Press will also publish Minazuki's Gō-Dere Bishōjo Nagihara Sora manga, while his Heaven's Lost Property (Sora no Otoshimono) manga inspired two television series and an anime movie.