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Big Hero 6 Manga to End in March

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Phi-Brain manga artist began adapting Disney animated movie before it opened last year

The March issue of Kodansha's Magazine Special is announcing on Friday that Haruki Ueno's manga of Disney's animated movie Big Hero 6 will end on the following issue, which Kodansha will publish on March 20.

Haruki Ueno (Phi-Brain - Saigo no Puzzle, Exile Monogatari) launched the manga in Magazine Special on August 20, although the combined 36th/37th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine ran an "Episode 0" prologue on August 6. While Disney movies such as Tangled, Wall-E, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest have received one-shot manga adaptations, the manga was the first full-fledged series that previewed the actual story from a Disney movie before it opened worldwide.

The adventure story revolves around Hiro, a boy who lost his Dear Brother Tadashi in a mysterious accident, and Baymax, a robot developed by Tadashi. The story is set in San Fransokyo, a fictional city that combines the images of San Francisco and Tokyo.

North American publisher Yen Press licensed the manga for North America last August.

Big Hero 6 opened in North America on November 7, and opened in Japan on December 19 (The movie is titled Baymax in Japan).

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