Hen Semi's TAGRO to Launch New Manga Series in November
posted on by Egan Loo
The August issue of Kodansha's Morning Two magazine is announcing on Monday that TAGRO will launch a new manga series in the same magazine in November. TAGRO is ending his Hen Semi (Abnormal Physiology Seminar or Hen Zemi) manga in the same August issue.
The magazine also reports that Kodansha will publish the 10th and 11th Hen Semi manga volumes — the last two volumes of the series — on October 23. The last volume will include new material as well as material previously not published in the compiled volumes, including the "illusive final chapter, 'Owari no Kisetsu'" (The Last Season). TAGRO had said that this chapter would not be published in a compiled book volume, but he will "break that vow" and include it anyways.
In Hen Semi's comedy story, Nanako Matsutaka has been assigned to the Abnormal Physiology Seminar, even though she is a rather ordinary person with no abnormalities in particular. On the other hand, her classmates, including the college upperclassman Komugi Musashi, have just about every abnormal condition to speak of.
Abnormal Physiology Seminar launched in Morning Two in 2006, and the publisher released the ninth compiled book volume last July. The series is a remake of part of TAGRO's earlier Hentai Seiri Seminar manga, for which "Hen Semi" is a Japanese abbreviation. The manga inspired two anime DVDs and a television anime series.
TAGRO launched the manga adaptation of Gainax's Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt anime in 2010 and the comedy manga Ikigami-sama in 2011. TAGRO debuted the TsuTsu-UraUra☆Diaries series with artist Yasu (Joshiraku) in November.