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Tomonori Inoue's Coppelion Manga to Enter Final Arc

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Story of 3 genetically enhanced girls debuted in 2008

The May issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine is announcing on Monday that the final arc of Tomonori Inoue's Coppelion manga will begin in the next issue on May 20. The manga launched in Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine in 2008 and moved to Monthly Young Magazine in 2012.

The story is set in 2036, after radioactive contamination from a nuclear accident has put Tokyo under a blockade. Three high school girls have been sent to this dead city. Thanks to genetic engineering, the three girls have been impervious to radioactivity since birth. They form a special forces unit, codenamed "Coppelion," in the 3rd Division of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force.

Crunchyroll is publishing the manga digitally in English. Kodansha will ship the 23rd volume in Japan on May 1.

The science-fiction military action series' television anime adaptation premiered in 2013. Weekly Young Magazine announced a Coppelion television anime in 2010, but the plans were put on hold after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.

Viz Media streamed the anime as it aired in Japan and later streamed the series with an English dub. The distributor released the complete series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in North America in February.


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