Yugo the Negotiator Manga to Launch 'Final Season'

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Shinji Makari, Shuu Akana's story of master negotiator launched in 1994

This year's 23rd issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine is announcing on Tuesday that Shinji Makari and Shuu Akana's Yugo the Negotiator manga will launch its "final season" in the next issue. Yugo -Final- will launch in the magazine on November 25. The first chapter will be 48 pages long and include color pages.

The story centers on Yugo Beppu, a negotiator who has never lost a case. His fluency in several languages and international connections help him keep his vow to complete every mission he takes on. His career takes takes a new turn when a woman asks for his help to rescue her father who is held captive in Pakistan. After his mission in the Middle East, Yugo moves on to cases in Japan, Hong Kong, Russia, and around the world.

The original Yugo manga ran in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine from 1994 to 2004 and moved to Evening under the title Yugo the Negotiator in 2004. Kodansha has published a total of 38 compiled book volumes for the series. The series inspired Makari's 1999 Yugo the Negotiator in Russia and India novel that expands the story of Yugo's first negotiations from the manga.

The Yugo the Negotiator television anime series premiered in Japan in 2004, and ADV Films released it on DVD in North America. The 13-episode series' story features the manga's Pakistan and Russia arcs.

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