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Hi-Fi Cluster Sci-Fi Crime Manga to End in Shonen Jump

posted on by Egan Loo
Ippei Goto's series also runs in Viz's English Shonen Jump after "Jump Start"

Ippei Goto is ending his science-fiction crime manga Hi-Fi Cluster in this year's ninth issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on Monday. Shueisha will publish the second compiled book volume in March, followed by the third volume in April.

Goto launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan in September, and Viz Media added the first three chapters to its English version of Weekly Shonen Jump as part of its "Jump Start" initiative. Viz Media then added the manga as a full-fledged weekly series in October.

Viz Media describes the story:

In the year 2045, Tokyo developed into an Ability Society -- a fair and equal place where people can download skills they don't already have by wearing a special sticker called an ability label. The flip side to this technology is the rise in ability crimes, where people buy and sell altered labels underground and use their abilities to commit crimes. Special Unit Six of the Metropolitan Police Department led by Kosaku Kandera is out to put a stop to these crimes...by any means necessary.

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