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Taiyo Matsumoto to End Sunny Manga Next Month

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Tekkonkinkreet creator's orphan story launched in 2010

The August issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Spirits magazine announced on Saturday that Taiyo Matsumoto (Tekkonkinkreet, Ping Pong, GoGo Monster) will end his Sunny manga in the next issue on July 27. Matsumoto launched Sunny in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine in 2010.

The slice-of-life story focuses on children at Star Kids Home orphanage. An abandoned yellow car, Sunny, takes them anywhere they want to go. With Sunny, the children can escape their circumstances and go on imaginary adventures around the world and beyond.

Matsumoto's series was nominated for the Best Comic award at the 42nd annual Angoulême International Comics Festival this year. The manga was also nominated for a Harvey Award last year, and won Slate Book Review and Vermont's Center for Cartoon Studies' Best Graphic Novel prize in 2013.

The fifth volume shipped in Japan in May 2014. Viz Media released the fourth volume in North America in October.

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