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Captain Earth Manga Will End in 4th Volume

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Manga based on BONES mecha series will ship in Japan on May 18

Publisher Shogakukan's listing for volume 4 of Hiroshi Nakanishi's Captain Earth manga adaptation reveals that volume will be the last.

Nakanishi launched the adaptation of BONES' original television anime in Weekly Shonen Sunday last year. The anime series launched last April and ended in September. Crunchyroll streamed it as it aired in Japan. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for North America.

The story of Captain Earth begins when second-year high school student Daichi Manatsu suddenly spies a mysterious circular rainbow floating in the skies over Tanegashima island on television, on the evening before summer vacation begins.

"I've seen that rainbow before…"

Moved by intense foreboding, he heads to Tanegashima, the home of Japan's Tanegashima Space Center, by himself. A 17-year-old boy named Teppei Arashi then asks why Daichi has returned to this island. Daichi replies that he came back to fulfill a promise.

The mystery of his father's accidental death. Memories of the mysterious boys and girls he met during childhood. Daichi arrives at the island full of complex emotions, and as alarms sound at the center, he encounters the robot "Earth Engine."

Daichi is asked, "Are you the Captain?" The target is the mysterious all-mechanical lifeform Kill-T-Gang that is invading from the orbit of Uranus. Now, when the stars in the skies are ablaze, the curtains open on their battle….

The fourth volume will ship in Japan on May 18.

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